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Title: High rate fabrication of compression molded components

Abstract

A method for fabricating a thermoplastic composite component comprises inductively heating a thermoplastic pre-form with a first induction coil by inducing current to flow in susceptor wires disposed throughout the pre-form, inductively heating smart susceptors in a molding tool to a leveling temperature with a second induction coil by applying a high-strength magnetic field having a magnetic flux that passes through surfaces of the smart susceptors, shaping the magnetic flux that passes through surfaces of the smart susceptors to flow substantially parallel to a molding surface of the smart susceptors, placing the heated pre-form between the heated smart susceptors; and applying molding pressure to the pre-form to form the composite component.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
The Boeing Company, Chicago, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1248017
Patent Number(s):
9,314,975
Application Number:
13/870,111
Assignee:
The Boeing Company (Chicago, IL) GFO
DOE Contract Number:  
FG36-08GO18135
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Apr 25
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION

Citation Formats

Matsen, Marc R., Negley, Mark A., Dykstra, William C., Smith, Glen L., and Miller, Robert J.. High rate fabrication of compression molded components. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Matsen, Marc R., Negley, Mark A., Dykstra, William C., Smith, Glen L., & Miller, Robert J.. High rate fabrication of compression molded components. United States.
Matsen, Marc R., Negley, Mark A., Dykstra, William C., Smith, Glen L., and Miller, Robert J.. Tue . "High rate fabrication of compression molded components". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1248017.
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abstractNote = {A method for fabricating a thermoplastic composite component comprises inductively heating a thermoplastic pre-form with a first induction coil by inducing current to flow in susceptor wires disposed throughout the pre-form, inductively heating smart susceptors in a molding tool to a leveling temperature with a second induction coil by applying a high-strength magnetic field having a magnetic flux that passes through surfaces of the smart susceptors, shaping the magnetic flux that passes through surfaces of the smart susceptors to flow substantially parallel to a molding surface of the smart susceptors, placing the heated pre-form between the heated smart susceptors; and applying molding pressure to the pre-form to form the composite component.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Apr 19 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
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