With Metal-deforming Other Than By Extrusion Patents (Class 72/256)
  • Patent number: 10253659
    Abstract: A method of cold-forming a ball plunger blank includes providing a slug having a generally cylindrical surface extending between a first end and a second end, transferring the slug to a first forming station, at the first forming station forming an indentation in at least one of the first and second ends, and rotating the slug and transferring the slug to a second forming station. The method further includes extruding a first bore through the first end while simultaneously forming a hemispherical surface at the second end, backward extruding a second bore at the first end, and forming a counterbore in the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventor: Gary Janowiak
  • Patent number: 9833772
    Abstract: Multilayer substrates for the growth and/or support of CNT arrays are provided. These multilayer substrates both promote the growth of dense vertically aligned CNT arrays and provide excellent adhesion between the CNTs and metal surfaces. Carbon nanotube arrays formed using multilayer substrates, which exhibit high thermal conductivity and excellent durability, are also provided. These arrays can be used as thermal interface materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Carbice Corporation
    Inventor: Baratunde A. Cola
  • Patent number: 9447487
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a torsional extreme-plastic processing method. In other words, a processing method in which severe plastic deformation based on torsion and compressive force is applied to a material by using a mold to produce miniaturize and nano-size crystal particles in a conic pipe. According to the severe plastic deformation method of the present invention, a punch that matches an inner shape of the conic metal pipe is mounted inside the conic metal pipe, and then a mold that matches an outer shape of the conic metal pipe is mounted outside the conic metal pipe. Thus, microstructures of the conic metal pipe may be ultra-finely crystallized or nano-crystallized through shearing by applying compression and torsion to the conic metal pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: POSTECH ACADEMY-INDUSTRY FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Hyoung-Seop Kim, Ho-Yong Um, Eun-Yoo Yoon, Dong-Jun Lee, Seong Lee
  • Patent number: 9433995
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a liner for use in a pressure vessel includes a cold drawing process that shapes a transition zone (20b) part of an aluminum alloy liner shell (10). The transition zone (20b) links a thinner walled drum part (18) and a thicker walled end region (20a), which is at an open top of the shell. The transition zone (20b) may be shaped by the cold drawing process such that it reduces susceptibility of the shell to fracture during removal from a cold drawing press and also redistributes shell material in preparation for a subsequent process in which a threaded neck is formed from the end region (20a). This process is particularly suited to processing harder aluminum alloy materials such as AA7060 or AA7032.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Luxfer Gas Cylinders Limited
    Inventors: Bernard Alain Jacques Chalandon, Romary Georges Marcel Daval, Warren Hepples
  • Publication number: 20150121698
    Abstract: A mold for forging a scroll rotor capable of controlling material flow speed by adjusting a land section, a molding device applying same, and a method for manufacturing the mold. In the mold, a die includes an extrusion unit having a molding space therein and a spiral-shaped extrusion passage provided in the lower portion thereof so as to correspond to a wrap portion disposed in the scroll rotor. A punch is connected to the die to be in close contact with the inner circumference of the molding space and to be able to slide up and down. The lower portion has a shape corresponding to the upper surface of the flange portion of the scroll rotor and a boss portion. The extrusion passage has a land section in direct contact with the extrusion material. The length of the land section varies along the spiral direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Geun An Lee, Sang Mok Lee, Eung Zu Kim, Ki Ho Jung, Jong Sup Lee
  • Publication number: 20150117943
    Abstract: In a method for working a functional part, which extends in a longitudinal direction and has a lateral surface that surrounds a longitudinal central axis of the functional part running in the longitudinal direction and has an end face bounding the functional part at a free end in the axial direction, a punch that can be moved in the longitudinal direction of the functional part is pressed against the end face of the functional part, while the functional part is initially located in a cavity of a tool, at least over a partial portion of its longitudinal extent that adjoins its free end, which cavity is bounded in the radial direction with respect to the longitudinal central axis by a wall surface surrounding the lateral surface and lying at least partially against the lateral surface, and furthermore the tool, is pulled off from the functional part over the free end of the functional part over a pulling-off travel, while the punch remains pressed against the end face of the functional part, at least over a par
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: THYSSENKRUPP PRESTA AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Thomas Keppler-Ott, Helmut Kirmsze
  • Publication number: 20150075242
    Abstract: A friction-stir mandrel includes a textured end portion integral with a body portion. The textured end portion is configured to friction-stir process a starting material forced across the textured end portion and through a die in a plasticized state to form a pipe. A pipe can be formed by forcing a starting material across a textured end of the mandrel and through a die in a plasticized state, so that the textured end of the mandrel breaks up existing grains of the starting material. The pipe is formed from material that is forced through the die. The friction-stir mandrel can be used with porthole die friction-stir extrusion, seamless tube friction-stir extrusion, and tube friction-stir drawing processes to provide tubing in which the grains are broken up by the textured portion of the friction-stir mandrel. The textured portion can include features, such as threads, ridges, studs, protrusions, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Russell Eller, Zhixian Li, Kevin John Schuengel, Randy Jay Brown
  • Patent number: 8959970
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for moving a wire along its own axis against a high resistance to its motion causing a substantial uniaxial compression stress in the wire without allowing it to buckle. The apparatus consists of a wire gripping and moving drive wheel and guide rollers for transporting the moving wire away from the drive wheel. Wire is pressed into a peripheral groove in a relatively large diameter, rotating drive wheel by a set of small diameter rollers arranged along part of the periphery causing the wire to be gripped by the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Alfred R. Austen
  • Patent number: 8939001
    Abstract: In an extrusion molding method, a discard 7 is pressed in the thickness direction with a stem 2 after releasing the restraint of the external peripheral surface of the discard 7 by the container 1 or while releasing the restraint to thereby reduce the thickness of the discard 7, and then the discard 7 is cut off with a shearing blade 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Showa Denko K.K.
    Inventors: Yoichi Momo, Denjiro Kaneko
  • Publication number: 20140352385
    Abstract: A method of producing a hollow valve comprises the step for forming material having a blind hole along its axis, the step for extruding the material in a shaping hole in a die downward and the step for lowering a lower part of a pin to an upper part of a smaller-diameter portion of the shaping hole to allow the material to plastically flow downward through a gap between the lower part of a pin and the smaller-diameter portion of the shaping hole thereby molding a primary intermediate of the hollow valve having a stem and a head at the upper end of the stem through which a hole is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Minoru Noguchi, Hiroyuki Tsuchiyama, Masami Yasujima
  • Publication number: 20140335371
    Abstract: A hard disk drive with a multiple disk stack normally utilizes disk separator plates near the disk surfaces to reduce wind induced vibrations in the disks and the read/write heads. The manufacturing methods currently used to make these separator plates, metal casting and machining, or injection molded plastic, or extruding and machining, or cold forging tends to be expensive and creates unwanted weight and bulk without the desired precision. Stamping disk separator plates from metal provides exceptional dimensional control at reduced cost, but cannot readily provide the thicknesses required. Stamping and extruding the offsets, or stamping and folding the offsets, is a manufacturing process that provides the required dimensions for the offsets, and dimensional control and reduced cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Intri-Plex Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Leong Weng How, Ryan John Schmidt, Michael John Stromberg, Damon Douglas Brink
  • Patent number: 8881391
    Abstract: A method for producing a hollow engine valve is disclosed which involves gradually reducing the size of the outer diameter and inner diameter of a hollow shaft of a semi-finished product sequentially inserting the hollow shaft into a plurality of molding holes having different hole shapes so as to gradually extend the length of the hollow shaft, and forming the hollow shaft into a predetermined shape by sequentially performing a drawing process. The semi-finished product is subjected to heat treatment such that the hardness thereof is equal to or less than a predetermined hardness, and the maximum thickness between the hollow shaft and an umbrella portion connected to the bottom edge of the hollow shaft is formed to be thicker than the thickness of the hollow shaft by means of a molding hole of a die which is adjusted to have a specific length and maximum inner diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Yoshimura Company
    Inventors: Hirokazu Morii, Hyoji Yoshimura
  • Publication number: 20140305019
    Abstract: A forearm for a firearm that includes a magnesium alloy body. The forearm can be adapted for use in a modular rifle having both an upper receiver securable to a barrel and a lower receiver housing a trigger assembly. The magnesium body may also be nickel plated and have a ceramic coating on the nickel plating. Also disclosed are methods of manufacturing a forearm having a magnesium alloy body. The magnesium alloy body may be formed by extrusion or by thixotropic molding. In some embodiments, the magnesium forearm includes an outer sleeve formed out of a magnesium alloy and an inner sleeve formed out of a different material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: William Carr King, JR.
  • Patent number: 8857037
    Abstract: A method for producing a product includes the steps of taking heated and cooled extrusion, preferably aluminum, and reheating a selected area of the extrusion. There is the step of requenching the extrusion. There is the step of forming the reheated area into a desired shape. A method for producing a ladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Werner Co.
    Inventor: Richard M. Kelly
  • Publication number: 20140227130
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy has a composition consisting of Si: 0.03 to 0.6 mass %, Fe: 0.1 to 0.7 mass %, Cu: 0.05 to 0.20 mass %, Mn: 1.0 to 1.5 mass %, Mg: 0.01 to 0.1 mass %, Zn: 0 to 0.1 mass %, Ti: 0 to 0.1 mass %, and the balance being Al and inevitable impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Yoshimasa Ohashi, Koji Hisayuki, Yoshikazu Kato, Kazunori Sakayori, Ryouta Kimura, Shigeru Aoya
  • Publication number: 20140158066
    Abstract: A method for producing a header from a steel blank. The header has a boss and being of the type that is welded in use to a cylindrical wall to produce a hot water tank subassembly. The boss is interiorly threaded to define a threaded pressure vessel connection. The method includes the steps of extruding the boss in the steel blank and tapping the thread.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: Sridhar Kanagala
  • Patent number: 8713793
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method—for producing an engine valve (V) filled with metallic sodium (Na) within by means of: forming a stem section (S), which has a hollow section (H), at an intended size by successively drawing the stem section (S) using dies (D1, D2, Dx, Dx+1, Dn) in a manner so as to causing the size of the outer diameter and the inner diameter of the stem section (S) to contact in a stepwise fashion; and inserting metallic sodium (Na) into the hollow section (H) of the stem section (S)—wherein after drawing the stem section (S) until the inner diameter of the hollow section (H) of the stem section (S) has become a prescribed size (steps S11-S15) and then inserting the block-shaped solid metallic sodium (Na) into the hollow section (H) of the stem section (S) (step S16), the stem section (S) is further drawn (steps S17 and S18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Yoshimura Company
    Inventors: Hirokazu Morii, Hyoji Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 8627700
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a wheel rim for a vehicle includes an ironing step for ironing a tubular material to manufacture a tubular member having a non-constant thickness, using an ironing apparatus provided with a punch, a die whose side surface opposing the punch is a convex and concave surface, and a pressing member. At the ironing step, a flange portion of the tubular material is set at the die, then the pressing member is moved relative to the die thereby to squeeze the flange portion of the tubular material by the pressing member and the die, and then the punch is moved relative to the die to iron at least a portion of the tubular material except the flange portion of the tubular material to manufacture the tubular member having a non-constant thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Topy Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kishiro Abe, Takamitsu Takano, Katsuki Kato, Kenji Taguchi
  • Patent number: 8544310
    Abstract: A forged product having thick end parts, and a thin part between the thick parts, is formed by extruding a forging stock such that the cross section of the forging stock varies along the direction of extrusion, wherein in any cross section in a direction perpendicular to the direction of extrusion, the forging stock has two thick end parts, a thin part intermediate the end parts and transitional parts with varying thickness between the thin part and each of the thick end parts; cutting the forging stock in the direction perpendicular to the direction of extrusion to form cut portions; and forging each of the cut portions such that the thick end parts of the cut portions form the thick end parts of the forged product and the thin part of the cut portions forms the thin part of the forged product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventor: Akira Sakae
  • Publication number: 20130251488
    Abstract: A vehicle lift for a load, such as a wheelchair. The whole lift is movable between a retracted position and an extended position that comprises a support pillar, a platform, and a lifting device. The platform is connected pivotably to the support pillar and has a horizontal pivot axis such that the platform is pivotable about the horizontal axis. The lifting device is hingedly connected to the support pillar and is configured for lifting and lowering the support pillar with the platform between the retracted position and the extended position. The support pillar is one piece and has a curved configuration along the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: Gustav Bruns Maschinenbau und Forderanlagen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Gerit Bruns
  • Publication number: 20130047433
    Abstract: A method of producing a hollow valve comprises the step for forming material having a blind hole along its axis, the step for extruding the material in a shaping hole in a die downward and the step for lowering a lower part of a pin to an upper part of a smaller-diameter portion of the shaping hole to allow the material to plastically flow downward through a gap between the lower part of a pin and the smaller-diameter portion of the shaping hole thereby molding a primary intermediate of the hollow valve having a stem and a head at the upper end of the stem through which a hole is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Minoru Noguchi, Hiroyuki Tsuchiyama, Masami Yasujima
  • Patent number: 8356505
    Abstract: A machine, tooling and method for cold forming complex metal parts such as a banjo style hose fitting starting with a near net shape volume of wire and continuing with multiple forging blows and an intermediate rotation of the blank to produce a hose coupling shell end, a transition neck, a large counterbored annular coupling body and a perpendicular alignment tang.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: National Machinery LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Carper, Thomas E. Hay
  • Publication number: 20120312427
    Abstract: A high-strength Al—Cu—Mg—Si aluminum alloy product obtained by extrusion is characterized in that the microstructure of the entire surface of the cross-section of the aluminum alloy product is formed of recrystallized grains, the grains have an average aspect ratio (L/t) of 5.0 or less and the orientation density of the grains in the microstructure, for which the normal direction to the {001} plane is parallel to the extrusion direction in comparison with the grains orientated to random orientations, is 50 or less. The high-strength Al—Cu—Mg—Si aluminum alloy product is characterized in that rod-shaped precipitates are arranged in the grains of the matrix in the <100> direction, the precipitates have an average length of 10 to 70 nm and a maximum length of 120 nm or less, and the number density of the precipitates in the [001] direction measured from the (001) plane is 500 or more per square micrometer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: Shingo IWAMURA, Tadashi Minoda, Katsuya Kato
  • Patent number: 8281634
    Abstract: Apparatus for continuous extrusion of an aluminum sheathing on to a core cable includes a rotatable wheel formed with two identical circumferential grooves outwardly bounded by arcuate tooling discharging through radial exit apertures to an extrusion chamber positioned around a portal mandrel. A powered pay-off reel is arranged continuously to supply core cable through the mandrel while aluminum sheathing is extruded as a loose fit from extrusion chamber around the core cable. The extruded cable is discharged through cooling device to roller corrugator including a rotating frame mounted on carriage freely moveable axially of the cable and provided with a rotational drive having a roller arranged to form a continuous helical indentation in the sheathing. Pneumatic actuating cylinders positioned on the carriage provide a constant, low magnitude, tension on the portion of the sheath intermediate the extrusion chamber and roller corrugator and limit forces tending to distort the uncooled sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: BWE Limited
    Inventor: Daniel John Hawkes
  • Publication number: 20120234067
    Abstract: A method of cold-forming a ball plunger blank includes providing a slug having first and second ends and backward extruding the slug at its first end to form a cavity that is defined by a wall. The method further includes forming a generally ball-shaped outer surface at the second end of the slug to final dimensions. The method also includes upsetting at least a portion of the wall to form a shoulder that at least partially closes the cavity and defines a ball seat surface to final dimensions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: EATON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Gary Janowiak
  • Publication number: 20120155501
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an electrode, in which a solid metal material is extruded through a channel angular extrusion die to form the electrode. The solid metal material comprises copper and at least about 10 wt % zinc, and more particularly, between about 20 and about 40 wt % zinc. Prior to extrusion, the solid metal material may be formed by casting, hot forging, machining and/or hot isostatic pressure such that the solid metal material has dimensions corresponding to the CAE die. After extrusion, the solid metal material can be rolled and/or cut to a desired electrode shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Stephane Ferrasse, Frank Alford, Kay Dean Bowles
  • Patent number: 8171768
    Abstract: After a rod-like titanium material 20 is accommodated in a generally linear-shaped groove 13 of a first mold 7, a first guide portion 15 of a second mold 8 is fitted to the groove 13. Thereafter, the first mold 7 is moved along an arrow A direction relative to the second mold 8 fixed to an anchor block, by which the titanium material 20 substantially immovably retained in the groove 13 of the first mold 7 is bent and pushed into a through hole 24 of the second mold 8 by the first guide portion 15, thus being plastically deformed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignees: JTEKT Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ueno, Satoshi Hashimoto, Alexei Vinogradov
  • Publication number: 20120079865
    Abstract: In an extrusion molding method, a discard 7 is pressed in the thickness direction with a stem 2 after releasing the restraint of the external peripheral surface of the discard 7 by the container 1 or while releasing the restraint to thereby reduce the thickness of the discard 7, and then the discard 7 is cut off with a shearing blade 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Yoichi Momo, Denjiro Kaneko
  • Patent number: 8127585
    Abstract: First shaped item with shaft part is produced by forward extrusion forming of work, and further, upset forming thereof is carried out to thereby obtain second shaped item with large-diameter part. Subsequently, backward extrusion forming of the second shaped item is carried out to thereby obtain third shaped item having not only cup part provided with ball rolling grooves but also circular diameter expansion portion provided at the mouth area of the inside wall of the cup part along the circumferential direction in such a fashion that the diameter is gradually expanded from the bottom side toward the opening side. Outer ring member for constant-velocity joint is obtained by further subjecting the third shaped item to low-temperature annealing treatment, shot blast treatment and lubricating chemical coating treatment, and thereafter to ironing forming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Ishizuna, Hiroaki Suzuki, Junji Yoshida, Hiroyuki Kawamura, Isao Nakata, Michie Hirane, Sadaichi Takamatsu, Jun Noguthi
  • Patent number: 8122748
    Abstract: A machine, tooling and method for cold forming complex metal parts such as a banjo style hose fitting starting with a near net shape volume of wire and continuing with multiple forging blows and an intermediate rotation of the blank to produce a hose coupling shell end, a transition neck, a large counterbored annular coupling body and a perpendicular alignment tang.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: National Machinery LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Carper, Thomas E. Hay
  • Publication number: 20120043050
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of magnesium and magnesium alloy processing, and discloses a use of aluminum-zirconium-carbon (Al—Zr—C) intermediate alloy in wrought processing of magnesium and magnesium alloys, wherein the aluminum-zirconium-carbon intermediate alloy has a chemical composition of: 0.01% to 10% Zr, 0.01% to 0.3% C, and Al in balance, based on weight percentage; the wrought processing is plastic molding; and the use is to refine the grains of magnesium or magnesium alloys. The present invention further discloses the method for using the aluminum-zirconium-carbon (Al—Zr—C) intermediate alloy in casting and rolling magnesium and magnesium alloys. The present invention provides an aluminum-zirconium-carbon (Al—Zr—C) intermediate alloy and the use thereof in the plastic wrought processing of magnesium or magnesium alloys as a grain refiner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: Sun Xing Chemical & Metallurgical Materials (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xuemin Chen, Qingdong Ye, Yueming Yu, Jianguo Li
  • Publication number: 20120046732
    Abstract: A process for producing a magnesium based product, comprising the production of a feedstock out of a magnesium based alloy or a mixture of magnesium based alloys, a subsequent thermo-mechanical treatment of the feedstock, and an annealing step wherein the feedstock is produced by semi-solid processing. The invention further provides products, in particular implants and more particular stents made according to said process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventors: Wilhelmus Hubertina Sillekens, Müge Erinç, Raymond Gerardus Theodorus Marie Mannens, Robert Jan Werkhoven
  • Publication number: 20120037332
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of magnesium and magnesium alloy processing, and discloses the use of aluminum-zirconium-titanium-carbon (Al—Zr—Ti—C) intermediate alloy in wrought processing of magnesium and magnesium alloys, wherein the aluminum-zirconium-titanium-carbon intermediate alloy has a chemical composition of: 0.01% to 10% Zr, 0.01% to 10% Ti, 0.01% to 0.3% C, and Al in balance, based on weight percentage; the wrought processing is plastic molding; and the use is to refine the grains of magnesium or magnesium alloys. The present invention further discloses the method for using the aluminum-zirconium-titanium-carbon (Al—Zr—Ti—C) intermediate alloy in casting and rolling magnesium and magnesium alloys. The present invention provides an aluminum-zirconium-titanium-carbon (Al—Zr—Ti—C) intermediate alloy and the use thereof in the plastic wrought processing of magnesium or magnesium alloys as a grain refiner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: Sun Xing Chemical & Metallurigical Materials (Shenzhen) CO., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xuemin Chen, Qingdong Ye, Yueming Yu, Jianguo Li
  • Publication number: 20110314885
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and a system for manufacturing a lead or lead alloy plate lattice for a lead-acid battery, comprising continuous extrusion of a melt of lead or lead alloy under temperatures lower by 10-100° C. than the melting point of lead, or the lead alloy, the extrudate being subsequently subjected to a flattening process under a temperature lower by more than at least 230° C. than the melting point of lead or the lead alloy, with a total draft rate less than 10%, and thereafter the extrudate may be processed so as to manufacture a plate lattice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: Russell Derex, Anders Persson
  • Publication number: 20110214987
    Abstract: A method of making sputter targets from a BCC metal or BCC metal alloy is provided. The ingot is e-beamed melted and subjected to vacuum arc reduction. The ingot is then tri-axially forged, keeping the centerline of the ingot in the center of the ingot during the tri-axial forging step. The ingot is then vacuum annealed and clock rolled. During the clock rolling, the center line of the ingot is maintained in the center of the ingot and perpendicular to the compressive forces used during the clock rolling. The clock rolled ingot is then vacuum annealed and provided in a near net shape for usage as a sputter target. Tantalum target materials are disclosed having a purity of at least 99.5% and an interstitial content (CONH) of less than about 25 ppm. Tantalum targets, in accordance with the invention, have a grain size of about 50 to 100 microns and a mixed {100}/{111} texture with a higher % {111} gradient towards the center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventors: M. Kirk Holcomb, David B. Smathers
  • Publication number: 20110185783
    Abstract: A method for the non-cutting production of an outer thread on hollow metal work pieces for use as hollow screws, hollow shafts, threaded sleeves or fittings as stable connecting or fastening elements. The method is particularly suited for thin-walled work pieces and a device is provided for carrying out the method. Within a multistage press formed with a displaceable carriage and a stationary work piece carrier unit, a wire or hollow tube section forming the base material is reshaped in one or more reshaping stages I to V into a finished hollow blank. In the multistage press, the pre-fabricated hollow blank is inserted in a further stage VI into a multipart split tool with a cavity having an inside wall that is provided with a negative of the thread to be formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: SIEBER FORMING SOLUTIONS GMBH
    Inventor: Hilmar Gensert
  • Publication number: 20110174417
    Abstract: A high strength and high conductivity copper alloy pipe, rod, or wire is composed of an alloy composition containing 0.13 to 0.33 mass % of Co, 0.044 to 0.097 mass % of P, 0.005 to 0.80 mass % of Sn, and 0.00005 to 0.0050 mass % of O, wherein a content [Co] mass % of Co and a content [P] mass % of P satisfy a relationship of 2.9?([Co]?0.007)/([P]?0.008)?6.1, and the remainder includes Cu and inevitable impurities. The high strength and high conductivity copper alloy pipe, rod, or wire is produced by a process including a hot extruding process. Strength and conductivity of the high strength and high conductivity copper pipe, rod, or wire are improved by uniform precipitation of a compound of Co and P and by solid solution of Sn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2009
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI SHINDOH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Keiichiro Oishi
  • Patent number: 7958764
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of providing an armature housing having the steps of providing a solid cylinder of malleable material having a first part and a second part; raising at least a part of a perimeter of the first part in a direction away from the second part for defining a raised wall; compressing the second part in an axial direction toward the first part, resulting in a flattened disc generally perpendicular to the first part; and wherein the first part, second part, and at least part of the perimeter are all integrally connected as a single piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Indimet Inc.
    Inventors: Shreyas R. Mehta, Hassan Chelura Iyenger Parthasarathy, Narayanan Jayasankar
  • Publication number: 20110030439
    Abstract: A method is provided for producing a support structure, preferably a support structure for a vehicle seat having at least one seat shell for the seat part and/or the backrest of the vehicle seat, having the following method steps of producing a metal semi-finished product and reshaping it into an essentially flat plate, detaching a plate part from the plate, and deforming the plate part, the production of the metal semi-finished product being performed by extrusion. The semi-finished product may be already formed into a flat plate by the extrusion or the extrusion is performed with production of a curved plate, which is subsequently reshaped into a flat plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Jürgen MAIER, Andreas COTT
  • Publication number: 20110030438
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a component of a vehicle structure or vehicle seat structure is provided that includes, but is not limited to pressing a starting material through a die in order to produce an extruded product, separating a section from the extruded product, and forming the separated section into the component. A varying wall thickness of the separated section is produced during the pressing through the die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Jürgen MAIER, Andreas COTT
  • Publication number: 20100300171
    Abstract: An apparatus for continuously forming an extruded sheet product having an extruder assembly with a sheet die for delivering flowable material. A roll stand assembly has a main frame with first and second rolls. A vertical height positioning mechanism is operated to vary the relationship between the sheet die and nip location between rolls and has first and second lift components that cooperate with the main frame at first and second laterally spaced locations. The first and second lift components are each movable in first and second opposite paths to selectively elevate and lower the nip location relative to the sheet die. The vertical height positioning mechanism further has an actuating system to selectively and simultaneously cause the first and second lift components to move.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventors: Dana R. Hanson, Mitchell L. Gritzner, Ryan E. Leopold
  • Patent number: 7823432
    Abstract: The problem to be solved by the present invention is to clear up an eccentric load onto a pin and a problem of deformation and cavity due to flowing material during extrusion when spring washer blind-holes in a piston for an automobile transmission are formed by extrusion with a pin. After an annular region along the peripheral edge portion on the back of an end plate of a secondary workpiece is flattened, the secondary workpiece is set on a lower die. Further, while the lower die is pressed with upper dies and cushion pressure is applied on the lower die, pins, for piercing the spring washer blind-holes are made to perform an extrusion operation onto the end plate of the secondary workpiece from the backside of the end plate. The extruded material is made to flow into recess holes of the upper die, and thus spring washer blind-holes are formed. Then, projections which have flowed and protrude on the front side are removed by turning with a lathe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignees: Ibaraki Steel Center Co., Ltd., NOK Corporation
    Inventors: Masakazu Ooka, Yoshiki Hiyama, Kentaro Tanabe, Yoshiyuki Kanzaki, Satoshi Sato, Yoshihisa Yamazaki, Kiichiro Goto
  • Patent number: 7815830
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for extruding curved extruded profiles. The extruded profile is formed in a matrix mounted upstream in a counter beam of an extruder system and is subsequently curved or bent due to the effect of external forces and separated, supported and arranged into partial lengths in the extrusion flow by means of a separating robot connected to a higher control mechanism and is discharged to a storage area with the aid of a handling robot. The handling robot is coupled to the separating robot by means of the control mechanism and, like the separating robot, is moved into a starting position in front of the extrusion press.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: SMS Eumuco GmbH
    Inventors: Joachim Ohlberg, Markus König, James Camp, Wilfried Geven, Uwe Muschalik
  • Publication number: 20100257911
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rod capable of securely connecting pedicle screws in a pedicle screw system for correcting a damaged or transformed spine and a method and an apparatus for fabricating the same and, more particularly, to a flexible pedicle rod with superelasticity in order to provide a flexibility to a fixation between spine segments and a method and an apparatus capable of fabrication the same in mass production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventor: Kyung-Woo PARK
  • Publication number: 20100236313
    Abstract: The subject of the invention is a device and a process for producing single-piece parts, including a bulk section and an elongated section, the device includes a die, formed from at least two half-shells, provided with an orifice for introducing material and bearing as a hollow the shape of the bulk section of the part, at least one of the two half-shells includes an extrusion orifice for producing the elongated section of the part. The process includes a step of pushing a slug of material into a die, provided with an inlet orifice and bearing as a hollow, the shape of the bulk section of the part, and a step of extruding a fraction of the slug to produce the elongated section of the part through an extrusion orifice of the die so as to form a blank of the part via a stamping-extrusion operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Applicant: SOFTEL
    Inventor: Yvon Creuzet
  • Publication number: 20100223973
    Abstract: A method of producing a metallic shell for a spark plug, including steps of preparing a first intermediate article by using a first die including a first large diameter cavity larger in diameter than a metal blank, a first small diameter cavity smaller in diameter than the metal blank, a curved tapered cavity between the first large diameter cavity and the first small diameter cavity, and an oil drain cavity between the first large diameter cavity and the tapered cavity and substantially same in diameter as the metal blank, wherein the metal blank is inserted in the first large diameter cavity and extruded to allow a configuration of the metal blank to conform to the first large diameter cavity, the oil drain cavity, the tapered cavity and the first small diameter cavity while being pressed by a punch, and preparing a second intermediate article by using a second die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mitsunari KARIYA
  • Publication number: 20100209034
    Abstract: A wheel bearing device of the invention includes a flanged shaft member that includes a shaft portion to which a rolling bearing is assembled, a fitting shaft portion that is formed on one end side of the shaft portion and that is fitted to a center hole of a wheel, and a plurality of flange portions that extend radially outward on an outer peripheral surface located between the shaft portion and the fitting shaft portion and each of which has a through bolt hole in which a hub bolt for fastening the wheel is arranged. Each flange portion of the wheel bearing device is formed by side extrusion when a forged recess is formed at a center of an end surface of the fitting shaft portion by cold forging. An edge portion of a cross-sectional shape taken perpendicularly to a longitudinal direction of each flange portion is formed in an R-chamfered shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshinori MASUDA, Tatsuya YOKOTA, Motonori NAKAO
  • Publication number: 20100077826
    Abstract: The method according to the invention for producing substantially axially symmetrical workpieces by shaping a starting material uses a die and a rotatable tool, the die being provided with a bore along the central axis thereof. Here the starting material is introduced through the bore of the die and pressed in between the die and the rotating tool such that the starting material flows outward from the central axis according to the contour of the die. The workpiece is thus produced in a single operation. Depending on the requirements for the dimensional accuracy and surface quality, mechanical finishing or calibrations are possible. Due to the material flow in the die and the rotation of the tool, shaping forces which are only small in comparison to conventional methods occur here, and so the requirements made of the tools, and so the expense, are reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2005
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: CDP Bharat Forge GmbH
    Inventor: MATTHIAS PRUSSAK
  • Publication number: 20100077825
    Abstract: Dispersion strengthened aluminum base alloys are shaped into metal parts by high strain rate forging compacts or extruded billets composed thereof. The number of process steps required to produce the forged part are decreased and strength and toughness of the parts are increased. The dispersion strengthened alloy may have the formula Albal,Fea,SibXc, wherein X is at least one element selected from Mn, V, Cr, Mo, W, Nb, and Ta, “a” ranges from 2.0 to 7.5 weight-%, “b” ranges from 0.5 to 3.0 weight-%, “c” ranges from 0.05 to 3.5 weight-%, and the balance is aluminum plus incidental impurities. Alternatively, the dispersion strengthened alloy may be described by the formula Albal,Fea,SibVdXc, wherein X is at least one element selected from Mn, Mo, W, Cr, Ta, Zr, Ce, Er, Sc, Nd, Yb, and Y, “a” ranges from 2.0 to 7.5 weight-%, “b” ranges from 0.5 to 3.0 weight-%, “d” ranges from 0.05 to 3.5 weight-%, “c” ranges from 0.02 to 1.50 weight-%, and the balance is aluminum plus incidental impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Inventors: Paul Chipko, Derek Raybould
  • Patent number: 7685857
    Abstract: A curved extrusion includes a body that has indefinite length and a cross-section, and that is formed to contour and at least one channel cut into the cross-section that is filled with deposited material such that said cross-section of said body is restored. By cutting the channels into the cross-section of the extrusion, the extrusion may be easily formed onto a contoured tool to be curved with lower forming and residual stresses and distortion. By filling the channels with deposited material, the original cross-section and strength of the extrusion can be restored. By adding a transverse stiffener, the strength of the original extrusion may not only be restored but also further improved. By depositing material to create structural features the cross-section of the extrusion may be locally changed. The method for forming curved extrusions of the present invention may be used, for example, to produce T-chords of an aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Tracy MacDonald-Schmidt, Kevin T. Slattery