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Title: Glass or metal forming mold of adjustable shape

Abstract

A system for shaping glass or metal sheets or panels for use in solar collectors or microwave antennae may include an oven and an adjustable mold. The adjustable mold may comprise a molding surface located within the oven. The molding surface may be coupled to position actuators located outside of the oven via coupling elements. A sheet or panel may be placed in the oven and heated until the sheet or panel softens and takes the shape of the molding surface. The molding surface may be adjusted to achieve different shapes for glass or metal sheets or panels.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1632459
Patent Number(s):
10538451
Application Number:
15/694,327
Assignee:
The Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of the University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C03 - GLASS C03B - MANUFACTURE, SHAPING, OR SUPPLEMENTARY PROCESSES
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0005796
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 09/01/2017
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Angel, Roger P., and Stalcup, Jr., Thomas E. Glass or metal forming mold of adjustable shape. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Angel, Roger P., & Stalcup, Jr., Thomas E. Glass or metal forming mold of adjustable shape. United States.
Angel, Roger P., and Stalcup, Jr., Thomas E. Tue . "Glass or metal forming mold of adjustable shape". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1632459.
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