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Title: Method of using infrared radiation for assembling a first component with a second component

Abstract

A method of assembling a first component for assembly with a second component involves a heating device which includes an enclosure having a cavity for inserting a first component. An array of infrared energy generators is disposed within the enclosure. At least a portion of the first component is inserted into the cavity, exposed to infrared energy and thereby heated to a temperature wherein the portion of the first component is sufficiently softened and/or expanded for assembly with a second component.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. (Oak Ridge, TN)
  2. (Corryton, TN)
  3. (Knoxville, TN)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
LOCKHEED MARTIN ENERGY RES COR
OSTI Identifier:
872757
Patent Number(s):
6002110
Assignee:
Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation (Oak Ridge, TN) ORNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-96OR22464
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; infrared; radiation; assembling; component; assembly; involves; heating; device; enclosure; cavity; inserting; array; energy; generators; disposed; portion; inserted; exposed; heated; temperature; sufficiently; softened; expanded; heating device; infrared energy; infrared radiation; /219/264/392/

Citation Formats

Sikka, Vinod K., Whitson, Barry G., and Blue, Craig A. Method of using infrared radiation for assembling a first component with a second component. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Sikka, Vinod K., Whitson, Barry G., & Blue, Craig A. Method of using infrared radiation for assembling a first component with a second component. United States.
Sikka, Vinod K., Whitson, Barry G., and Blue, Craig A. Fri . "Method of using infrared radiation for assembling a first component with a second component". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872757.
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author = {Sikka, Vinod K. and Whitson, Barry G. and Blue, Craig A.},
abstractNote = {A method of assembling a first component for assembly with a second component involves a heating device which includes an enclosure having a cavity for inserting a first component. An array of infrared energy generators is disposed within the enclosure. At least a portion of the first component is inserted into the cavity, exposed to infrared energy and thereby heated to a temperature wherein the portion of the first component is sufficiently softened and/or expanded for assembly with a second component.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {1}
}

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