Systems and methods for mold creation

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Chankaramangalam, Jeswin Joseph
Chavez, Timothy Arthur
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2021-07-08
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Chankaramangalam, J.J., Chavez, T.A., inventors; Wichita State University, assignee. Systems and methods for mold creation. United States patent US 20210206026 A1. 2021, July 8.
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A mold for use in molding a surface of a component is formed from separate building blocks that are assembled together so that mold surface segments associated with each of the building blocks line up to form one contiguous mold surface that corresponds with the shape of the mold. The building blocks can be formed to have integral formations for connecting them together. The building blocks can be formed by modeling the contiguous mold surface, dividing this first mold model into sections which define discrete building block models, and then forming each building block separately based on the discrete building block models. For instance, the individual block models can be assigned to different additive manufacturing machines and then later be assembled together at a final location.

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WSU inventors: Jeswin Joseph Chankaramangalam, NIAR
Application No: 17/118822 filed December 11, 2020. Patent No: US 20210206026 A1 granted July 8, 2021.
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United States Patent and Trademark Office
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