Abstract: According to one or more embodiments, a hot-stamping device includes first and second die portions including an alloy of metal M, the alloy of metal M having higher heat conductivity than ferrous alloy, and a cooling circuit in communication with at least one of the first and second die portions. The metal M may be copper. The alloy of metal M may include greater than 50 percent by weight of metal M. The first and second die portions may each independently include a greater than 50 percent by weight of the alloy of metal M.
Abstract: An apparatus, tool and method for clearing a rivet from an automated riveting tool. The riveting tool has a nose that supports the rivet as the rivet is installed by a punch. A clamping ring engages a work piece while installing the rivet. A clamping ring engages a block, but defines a clearance area into which the rivet is ejected when an unsuitable rivet is detected. A sensor monitors the rivets in the nose and prevents installation of the rivet when the rivet in the nose is not suitable for installation. System controls are provided to stop insertion of an unsuitable rivet while the robot continues to move the rivet tool through the complete cycle without inserting rivets until the unsuitable rivet is cleared.
Abstract: A system and method for conditioning the temperature of at least one fluid stream that is passed through a fuel cell stack is provided. The system comprises a system module, at least one inlet and a conditioning device. The system module is operable to humidify the fluid stream to a reach a predetermined humidity level that corresponds to a predetermined temperature. The one inlet of the fuel cell stack receives the fluid stream at a first temperature that is different from the predetermined temperature. The fuel cell stack includes at least one outlet operable to present coolant having a temperature that is different from the first temperature of the fluid stream. The conditioning device is operable to receive the fluid stream and the coolant and present the fluid stream to the coolant to change the first temperature of the fluid stream to be equal to the predetermined temperature.
August 16, 2007
August 11, 2015
Ford Motor Company
Shazad Mahmood Butt, Matthew N. Zuehik, Jaswant-Jas S. Dhillon, Joseph Stanek, Scott Aaron Black, James A. Adams