Safran had 58 patents in 3D printing during Q4 2023. Safran SA filed patents in Q4 2023 for various aerospace technologies including acoustic treatment coatings with metamaterials, manufacturing methods for turbine engine vanes and blades using aluminum foam, counter-current heat exchangers for turbomachines, and repair methods for aircraft turbine engine parts using additive manufacturing. GlobalData’s report on Safran gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Safran grant share with 3D printing as a theme is 34% in Q4 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Acoustic treatment coating comprising a folded ordered metaporous material (Patent ID: US20230419937A1)

The patent filed by Safran SA describes an acoustic treatment coating that incorporates a metamaterial consisting of a solid structure with folded cavities and porous materials within those cavities. The metamaterial is designed to enhance acoustic properties and can be produced using additive manufacturing techniques. The coating can have various shapes, thicknesses, and configurations to suit different applications.

The claims outline specific features of the acoustic treatment coating, such as the use of a helicoid to define the folded cavity, the production method using additive manufacturing, the composition of porous materials, the number of free spaces forming folded cavities, and the possible shapes of the solid structure. The patent also mentions the application of the coating in a turbomachine fan. Overall, the patent focuses on the innovative design and manufacturing process of the acoustic treatment coating to improve sound absorption and control in various industrial settings.

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