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Title: Thermoplastic welding apparatus and method

A thermoplastic welding apparatus includes a thermoplastic welding tool, at least one tooling surface in the thermoplastic welding tool, a magnetic induction coil in the thermoplastic welding tool and generally encircling the at least one tooling surface and at least one smart susceptor in the thermoplastic welding tool at the at least one tooling surface. The magnetic induction coil is adapted to generate a magnetic flux field oriented generally parallel to a plane of the at least one smart susceptor.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1346069
Assignee:
The Boeing Company GFO
Patent Number(s):
9,586,362
Application Number:
13/109,061
Contract Number:
FG36-08GO18135
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 May 17
Research Org:
The Boeing Company, Chicago, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

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