APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROVIDING DYNAMIC HOB PINCH FORCE IN AN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING PRINT HEAD

The disclosure is of and includes at least an apparatus, system and method for a print head for additive manufacturing. The apparatus, system and method may include at least two proximate hobs suitable to receive and extrude therebetween a print material filament for the additive manufacturing; a motor capable of imparting a rotation to at least one of the two hobs, wherein the extrusion results from the rotation; a dynamic force adjustment capable of exerting force on one of the two hobs to urge the force-receiving hob toward the other of the two hobs; and a controller communicatively connected with the dynamic force adjustment and capable of controlling the force exertion thereof.


» Number: WO2020131867A1 (A1)

» Publication Date: 25/06/2020

» Applicant: JABIL INC?[US]

» Inventor: KLIMCZAK SCOTT?[US]; RODGERS LUKE?[US]

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This project has received funding from the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement Nº 745828