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Title: Method for making an elastomeric member with end pieces

Abstract

A molding process is described for molding an elongated elastomeric member with wire mesh sleeves bonded to the ends. A molding preform of elastomeric material is positioned within a seamless mold cylinder, and the open ends of the wire mesh sleeves are mounted to end plug assemblies slidably received into the mold cylinder and positioned against the ends of the preform. A specialized profile is formed into surfaces of the respective end plug assemblies and by heating of the mold, the ends of the elastomeric preform are molded to the profile, as well as bonded to the reinforcing wire mesh sleeves. Vacuum is applied to the interior of the mold to draw outgassing vapors through relief spaces there through. The completed elastomeric member is removed from the mold cylinder by stretching, the consequent reduction in diameter enabling ready separation from the mold cylinder and removal thereof. 9 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7256491
Patent Number(s):
4478777 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 6-469617
Assignee:
Eaton Corp., Cleveland, OH (United States) PTO; EDB-94-124459
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 25 Feb 1983
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ELASTOMERS; MOLDING; BONDING; CASTING MOLDS; CURING; DEGASSING; REINFORCED MATERIALS; VACUUM SYSTEMS; WIRES; FABRICATION; JOINING; MATERIALS; POLYMERS; 360601* - Other Materials- Preparation & Manufacture

Citation Formats

Hoppie, L.O., McNinch, J.H. Jr., and Nowell, G.C. Method for making an elastomeric member with end pieces. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Hoppie, L.O., McNinch, J.H. Jr., & Nowell, G.C. Method for making an elastomeric member with end pieces. United States.
Hoppie, L.O., McNinch, J.H. Jr., and Nowell, G.C. Tue . "Method for making an elastomeric member with end pieces". United States.
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abstractNote = {A molding process is described for molding an elongated elastomeric member with wire mesh sleeves bonded to the ends. A molding preform of elastomeric material is positioned within a seamless mold cylinder, and the open ends of the wire mesh sleeves are mounted to end plug assemblies slidably received into the mold cylinder and positioned against the ends of the preform. A specialized profile is formed into surfaces of the respective end plug assemblies and by heating of the mold, the ends of the elastomeric preform are molded to the profile, as well as bonded to the reinforcing wire mesh sleeves. Vacuum is applied to the interior of the mold to draw outgassing vapors through relief spaces there through. The completed elastomeric member is removed from the mold cylinder by stretching, the consequent reduction in diameter enabling ready separation from the mold cylinder and removal thereof. 9 figs.},
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