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Pending Patents

Buzz Technology holds pending patents in the following areas:

  1. Assembly system for non 3D printable items and 3D printed parts.
  2. Electrical circuit interconnection using inexpensive materials – not silver based inks.
  3. 3D printer formats to improve value add and usability.
  4. 3D printed construction solution to reduce build costs by using reusing excavated material.
  5. 3D printed construction solution to enable centralised mass production and global shipping.
  6. Food, drink and household product packaging.

Upcoming funding opportunities

Buzz Technology is currently looking for seed stage investment to fast track our patent pending, part-developed next generation 3D printing solutions to market. Further details can be found below:

  • Opportunity #2 (Q2 2017) – Don’t miss out as 3D printers follow PCs into the home, phase 1
  • Opportunity #3 (Q1 2017) – Enabling the mass production and import of houses
  • Opportunity #4 (Q3 2018) – 3D printers into homes, phase 2
  • Team
  • Current Status
  • Other IP

Investment will be used to fast track our technology into the market by:

  • PR and marketing to launch our solution on Kickstarter and via more global partners/distributors.
  • Licencing sales activities.
  • Further development of some innovations.

You can sign up to be informed of our upcoming online and London based events, demonstrations and crowd investment launch by clicking HERE.

 

OPPORTUNITY #1

Smartphone technologies

Enabled by developments in the MIPI i3C interface technologies and our own innovations, we aim to launch an exciting trade, crowd or angel investment opportunity in next generation smart phone and peripherals in Q2 of 2017. To receive further details from our FSA approved partners on launch, please email us at invest@buzztechnology.co.uk

 

OPPORTUNITY #2

Don’t miss out…as 3D printers follow PCs into the home

“There is no reason that anyone would want a personal computer in their home”. Those were the words famously and fatefully uttered by the president of DEC in 1977.

Using our proprietary technology, we believe that we can fast forward the introduction of 3D printing into the home – currently this is forecast to take 10 to 15 years. The solution which we have designed to work with the most common formats of low cost home 3D printer enable new and existing machines to assemble modules containing non printable elements (rechargeable battery packs, LCD screens, electronic, motors etc.) into 3D printed parts and electrically connect them without human intervention. This will enable consumers to buy and download a product design in the evening, load up their machine with (easily available) modules, press a button and wake up to a fully assembled and working product in the morning.

  • A WIDER CHOICE OF BETTER PRODUCTS – with any designer or team able to reach the customers worldwide to offer new products or improvements, 3D printable products will gradually overtake those that are mass produced.
  • PRICE & POLLUTION REDUCTION – by enabling the reuse of modules and potentially the use of readily available spent packaging as components in a product, it’s cost can be dramatically reduced making reuse a much more attractive proposition.
  • LESS DISRUPTIVE FOR MANUFACTURERS – by creating a market for modules, existing manufacturers will continue to have a market which could grow significantly as new and innovative products emerge from the crowd.
  • BETTER FOR INVESTORS – with many startup disrupting the markets of established manufacturers and the low cost base countries shifting to create their own products, investing into blue chip companies has become more risky. Our proposed ecosystem would enable investors back a ‘product line’ that was conceived by a designer or team, then incrementally improved by many others.

Product Assembly & Electric Curcuit Laying Solutions (patent pending)

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This is our key innovation. Our team has several years experience designing production line machinery and robotics – in fact the founder’s first angel funded company designed and manufactured industrial pick and place to a number of blue chip clients in the ready meal and construction product sectors. We have put this to good use to overcome the many hurdles to reliably placing and electrically connecting parts.

 

Foldaway Format (patent pending)

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Many of the products that real value – food and energy producing equipment, personal transportation, home enhancing and enlarging components are large. Our foldaway format enables a printer that is capable of printing large – furniture sized – objects to fit into a small space. We have built our own cutting edge printer – the “Industrial Revolution III” – which incorporates this design, but are also open to licencing it to other 3D printer manufacturers alongside our pick/place technology.
Robot & Microbot Manufacturing Solutions (patent pending) 
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Image: an early prototype micro-bot – our latest solution addresses home 3D printing flexibility and speed issues

Buzz Technology have developed and prototyped a solution to enable the multiple robots to work together to manufacture products using different toolheads – pick/place, 3D printing, laser cutting and others. Unique features of our solution include ways to control and supply power for both the robots, transports and tools whilst enabling crossing tool paths.

 

OPPORTUNITY #3 – Solutions to enabling the centralised mass production & global shipping of climate resiliant homes & commercial buildings

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Our pending patents cover land and factory ship based methods of 3D printed commercial and residential property production with significant commercial benefits over existing methods:

  • CREATION OF A HIGH VOLUME, HIGH VALUE COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITY – the ability to seal and float the finished, 3D printed building means that they can be produced in low cost locations and then transported to prime waterside locations where they can be sold at a much higher price.
  • AFFORDABLE HOUSING  – by enabling the remote construction of residential property in low cost locations, it can be made available at a much lower cost.
  • REDUCING CLIMATE CHANGE RISK – properties that can be sealed and floated can be relocated if climate change makes certain areas less habitable or attractive.
  • AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PORT AUTHORITIES AND TUNNELING COMPANIES – the dredging of inland waterways is a very costly commercially unattractive activity especially as (here in the UK), it’s cost can only be written off against tax over 25 years at a rate of just 4% per year. With heavy environmental regulation, many port authorities and tunneling companies face significant costs in disposing of dredged clay. Our proposed production method would turn the dredging of waterways with the required mineral clay into a lucrative business opportunity.

 

Team

Our team comprises of the following talented individuals

SA – CEO (design and sales) – the founder of Buzz Technology is an experienced electromechanical engineer and serial entrepreneur. His first – angel funded -business, MSA Engineering systems Limited designed and manufactured production line machinery for the food and construction products sectors. Further experience scaling up production was acquired with Buzz Technology – a company originally set up to offer cutting edge (ERP) systems solutions to companies in a wide range of sectors. SA holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Southampton University.

FS – Lead Designer (electronics and software) – a talented maker and hacker, FS has developed many innovations in the electronics and software including a low cost method of driving stepper motors. He holds a degree in Materials Engineering from Oxford University.

RM – Roboticist – has many years of experience designing and implementing production line robotics globally for Fanuc and other industry leading firms. As a hobbyist, he has single handedly won prestigious autonomous robot competitions against well funded corporate teams.

SA2 – Materials Scientist – before moving onto blue sky research as a Scientist with Courtaulds, he worked with their Advanced Materials Department on ground breaking projects including the first carbon fibre brake disks (on the Benneton F1 car). He has a degree in Materials Engineering from Queen Mary College, London University.

EC – Community Builder – is a 3D printed product designer and enthusiast with significant experience in both FDM and SLA resin) printing. He will play a crucial role supporting and guiding those who buy our machines or train with us as next generation designers.

XX – Legal Advisors – we have a contingency fee based legal firm (name undisclosed) in place to help negotiate licencing and pursue those that infringe on our IP rights.

 

Current status

As can be seen from the information on this web site, significant investment of time and money has already been put into the development of both hardware and software over a number of years. This not only means that we have developed, market tested and aligned products, it also means that we have developed market insight, a technical lead and media/trade /user group relationships in place.

 

Related Innovations (patent pending)

The following part developed innovations further increase the income potential of the business and mitigate risk by diversifying our activities away from a single market sector.

 

Low cost multi-filament extruder

Rotary format printer enhancements

A patent for rotary format printers was filed back in 1995 by a company which is now owned by one of the larger 3D printer companies, but was it allowed to expire 5 years ago. Since then, we a RepRap variant and a couple of rotary printers hit the crowd funding sites. Whilst we have put our development of rotary printers on hold, there are a number of innovations that we have come up with significant potential.

Next Generation Kitchen Appliance (patent pending)

Metal circuit printing and others solutions

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