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Title: Rib forming tool for tubing

Abstract

Three cylindrical rollers are rotatably mounted equidistant from the center of a hollow tool head on radii spaced 120.degree. apart. Each roller has a thin flange; the three flanges lie in a single plane to form an internal circumferential rib in a rotating tubular workpiece. The tool head has two complementary parts with two rollers in one part of the head and one roller in the other part; the two parts are joined by a hinge. A second hinge, located so the rollers are between the two hinges, connects one of the parts to a tool bar mounted in a lathe tool holder. The axes of rotation of both hinges and all three rollers are parallel. A hole exposing equal portions of the three roller flanges is located in the center of the tool head. The two hinges permit the tool head to be opened and rotated slightly downward, taking the roller flanges out of the path of the workpiece which is supported on both ends and rotated by the lathe. The parts of the tool head are then closed on the workpiece so that the flanges are applied to the workpiece and form the rib. The tool is thenmore » relocated for forming of the next rib.« less

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Downers Grove, IL
  2. Westmont, IL
  3. Naperville, IL
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
862695
Patent Number(s):
US 3991599
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
rib; forming; tool; tubing; cylindrical; rollers; rotatably; mounted; equidistant; center; hollow; head; radii; spaced; 120; degree; apart; roller; flange; flanges; lie; single; plane; form; internal; circumferential; rotating; tubular; workpiece; complementary; joined; hinge; located; hinges; connects; bar; lathe; holder; axes; rotation; parallel; exposing; equal; portions; permit; rotated; slightly; downward; taking; path; supported; closed; applied; relocated; tool bar; rotatably mounted; tool holder; tool head; rotating tubular; single plane; tubular workpiece; cylindrical rollers; /72/

Citation Formats

Rowley, James P, Lewandowski, Edward F, and Groh, Edward F. Rib forming tool for tubing. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Rowley, James P, Lewandowski, Edward F, & Groh, Edward F. Rib forming tool for tubing. United States.
Rowley, James P, Lewandowski, Edward F, and Groh, Edward F. Thu . "Rib forming tool for tubing". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862695.
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abstractNote = {Three cylindrical rollers are rotatably mounted equidistant from the center of a hollow tool head on radii spaced 120.degree. apart. Each roller has a thin flange; the three flanges lie in a single plane to form an internal circumferential rib in a rotating tubular workpiece. The tool head has two complementary parts with two rollers in one part of the head and one roller in the other part; the two parts are joined by a hinge. A second hinge, located so the rollers are between the two hinges, connects one of the parts to a tool bar mounted in a lathe tool holder. The axes of rotation of both hinges and all three rollers are parallel. A hole exposing equal portions of the three roller flanges is located in the center of the tool head. The two hinges permit the tool head to be opened and rotated slightly downward, taking the roller flanges out of the path of the workpiece which is supported on both ends and rotated by the lathe. The parts of the tool head are then closed on the workpiece so that the flanges are applied to the workpiece and form the rib. The tool is then relocated for forming of the next rib.},
doi = {},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/862695}, journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1976},
month = {1}
}

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