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PATENT: Disney 3D Printers Use Less Material, Have Faster Print Time and Deter Copies – Stitch Kingdom (blog)

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Disney 3D Volume PrinterDisney 3D Volume PrinterThere’s no arguing that the advent of 3D printing equipment has revolutionized the way we do things in a way that effects virtually every one, either directly or not. From rapid prototype development, to low-priced consumer models, to toys marketed to children that mimic the system, 3D printing equipment have firmly ingrained themselves in the way business is conducted in today’s world. And like many other forms of innovation, the 3D Printer continues to evolve in all sorts of ways, such as offering full color printing as well as printing edible meals.
Currently, a trio of such innovative patent applications have been published, all of The Walt Disney Company. But while every of the patent applications are focused on the 3D printing system, they’re all equally various of every other.
We shall start with the application whose drawings are shown above. THREE DIMENSIONAL (3D) PRINTING BY VOLUMETRIC ADDITION THROUGH SELECTIVE CURING OF A FLUID MATRIX (US Patent Application 20160067922). Whilst many conventional 3D printing is done by via a form of plastic filament that goes through an extruder, laying out the 3D object in a series of horizontal layers, that include a semi-skeletal structure to assist the object. Rather than via this system, Disney’s 3D printing device analyzes the 3D object’s file and uses a curable liquid to ‘print’ the object that is and so cured/solidified with the use of ultraviolet radiation or laser, that it claims is not just a faster hardening system, but can be done in a way that it focuses on sure (and multiple) significant sections initially. It in addition claims that ‘overhanging’ parts, such as the straightened out arms of a human figure, won’t require extra
, wasteful assist as traditional methods do.

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THREE DIMENSIONAL (3D) PRINTER WITH A BUILD PLATE HAVING MULTI-DEGREE OF FREEDOM MOTION (US Patent Application 20160067740) continues to use the traditional method of 3D printing, just it employs a rotating platform to provide assist for the overhanging parts so pretty than turn it into wasteful external assisting structures out of the printing materials for assist, the platform fills in that require.
And finally, THREE DIMENSIONAL (3D) PRINTED OBJECTS WITH EMBEDDED IDENTIFICATION (ID) ELEMENTS (US Patent Application 20160067927) seeks to solve a problem we didn’t actually realize existed: how do you practuallyt someone of manufacturing unauthorized copies of 3D printed objects? In short, as the patent application points out, you can’t. Not just can the original 3D file be freely shared, but someone can just 3D scan an object on their own and generate a new file, most likely making an precise clone. Citing how this may prove to be bad for ‘collectors’ looking for 3D printed ‘collectibles’ of an ‘authorized source,’ Disney’s 3D printing device embeds a printable, passive RFID tag into the 3D object that can and so be scanned to prove its auand soticity.

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