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Title: Rapid solidification processing system for producing molds, dies and related tooling

Abstract

A system for the spray forming manufacturing of near-net-shape molds, dies and related toolings, wherein liquid material such as molten metal, metallic alloys, or polymers are atomized into fine droplets by a high temperature, high velocity gas and deposited onto a pattern. Quenching of the in-flight atomized droplets provides a heat sink, thereby allowing undercooled and partially solidified droplets to be formed in-flight. Composites can be formed by combining the atomized droplets with solid particles such as powders, whiskers or fibers.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1174882
Patent Number(s):
6746225
Application Number:
09/592,003
Assignee:
Bechtel BWTX Idaho, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B22 - CASTING B22F - WORKING METALLIC POWDER
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B29 - WORKING OF PLASTICS B29C - SHAPING OR JOINING OF PLASTICS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

McHugh, Kevin M. Rapid solidification processing system for producing molds, dies and related tooling. United States: N. p., 2004. Web.
McHugh, Kevin M. Rapid solidification processing system for producing molds, dies and related tooling. United States.
McHugh, Kevin M. Tue . "Rapid solidification processing system for producing molds, dies and related tooling". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1174882.
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