Cooperative Patent Classification


Version: 2017.08
CPC
COOPERATIVE PATENT CLASSIFICATION
B33Y
ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, i.e. MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL [3-D] OBJECTS BY ADDITIVE DEPOSITION, ADDITIVE AGGLOMERATION OR ADDITIVE LAYERING, e.g. BY 3-D PRINTING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY OR SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING [2015-01]
NOTES

  • This subclass covers additive manufacturing, irrespective of the process or material used.
  • This subclass is intended to enable a comprehensive search of subject matter related to additive manufacturing by combination of classification symbols of this subclass with classification symbols from other subclasses. Therefore this subclass covers aspects of additive manufacturing (e.g. 3D printing) that might also be entirely or partially covered elsewhere in CPC.
  • This subclass is for obligatory supplementary classification of subject matter already classified as such in other classification places, when the subject matter contains an aspect of additive manufacturing.
  • The classification symbols of this subclass are not listed first when assigned to patent documents.
  • In this subclass, multi-aspect classification is applied, so that aspects of subject matter that are covered by more than one of its groups should be classified in each of those groups.
B33Y 10/00
Processes of additive manufacturing [2015-01]
B33Y 30/00
Apparatus for additive manufacturing; Details thereof or accessories therefor [2015-01]
B33Y 40/00
Auxiliary operations or equipment, e.g. for material handling [2015-01]
B33Y 50/00
Data acquisition or data processing for additive manufacturing [2015-01]
B33Y 50/02
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for controlling or regulating additive manufacturing processes [2015-01]
B33Y 70/00
Materials specially adapted for additive manufacturing [2015-01]
B33Y 80/00
Products made by additive manufacturing [2015-01]
B33Y 99/00
Subject matter not provided for in other groups of this subclass [2015-01]