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Title: Method and tool for expanding tubular members by electro-hydraulic forming

Abstract

An electro-hydraulic forming tool having one or more electrodes for forming parts with sharp corners. The electrodes may be moved and sequentially discharged several times to form various areas of the tube. Alternatively, a plurality of electrodes may be provided that are provided within an insulating tube that defines a charge area opening. The insulating tube is moved to locate the charge area opening adjacent one of the electrodes to form spaced locations on a preform. In other embodiments, a filament wire is provided in a cartridge or supported by an insulative support.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC (Dearborn, MI)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1107794
Patent Number(s):
8,567,223
Application Number:
12/563,191
Assignee:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC (Dearborn, MI)
DOE Contract Number:  
FG36-08GO18128
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Golovashchenko, Sergey Fedorovich, and Bonnen, John Joseph Francis. Method and tool for expanding tubular members by electro-hydraulic forming. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Golovashchenko, Sergey Fedorovich, & Bonnen, John Joseph Francis. Method and tool for expanding tubular members by electro-hydraulic forming. United States.
Golovashchenko, Sergey Fedorovich, and Bonnen, John Joseph Francis. Tue . "Method and tool for expanding tubular members by electro-hydraulic forming". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1107794.
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abstractNote = {An electro-hydraulic forming tool having one or more electrodes for forming parts with sharp corners. The electrodes may be moved and sequentially discharged several times to form various areas of the tube. Alternatively, a plurality of electrodes may be provided that are provided within an insulating tube that defines a charge area opening. The insulating tube is moved to locate the charge area opening adjacent one of the electrodes to form spaced locations on a preform. In other embodiments, a filament wire is provided in a cartridge or supported by an insulative support.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {10}
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