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Title: Process of preparing metal parts to be heated by means of infrared radiance

Abstract

A method for preparing metal for heating by infrared radiance to enable uniform and consistent heating. The surface of one or more metal parts, such as aluminum or aluminum alloy parts, is treated to alter the surface finish to affect the reflectivity of the surface. The surface reflectivity is evaluated, such as by taking measurements at one or more points on the surface, to determine if a desired reflectivity has been achieved. The treating and measuring are performed until the measuring indicates that the desired reflectivity has been achieved. Once the treating has altered the surface finish to achieve the desired reflectivity, the metal part may then be exposed to infrared radiance to heat the metal part to a desired temperature, and that heating will be substantially consistent throughout by virtue of the desired reflectivity.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Cincinnati, OH
  2. Knoxville, TN
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Queen City Forging Co. (Cincinnati, OH)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
988584
Patent Number(s):
7544256
Application Number:
10/892,778
Assignee:
Queen City Forging Co. (Cincinnati, OH); The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C21 - METALLURGY OF IRON C21D - MODIFYING THE PHYSICAL STRUCTURE OF FERROUS METALS
DOE Contract Number:  
PS07-01ID14026
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Mayer, Howard Robinson, and Blue, Craig A. Process of preparing metal parts to be heated by means of infrared radiance. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Mayer, Howard Robinson, & Blue, Craig A. Process of preparing metal parts to be heated by means of infrared radiance. United States.
Mayer, Howard Robinson, and Blue, Craig A. Tue . "Process of preparing metal parts to be heated by means of infrared radiance". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/988584.
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abstractNote = {A method for preparing metal for heating by infrared radiance to enable uniform and consistent heating. The surface of one or more metal parts, such as aluminum or aluminum alloy parts, is treated to alter the surface finish to affect the reflectivity of the surface. The surface reflectivity is evaluated, such as by taking measurements at one or more points on the surface, to determine if a desired reflectivity has been achieved. The treating and measuring are performed until the measuring indicates that the desired reflectivity has been achieved. Once the treating has altered the surface finish to achieve the desired reflectivity, the metal part may then be exposed to infrared radiance to heat the metal part to a desired temperature, and that heating will be substantially consistent throughout by virtue of the desired reflectivity.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2009},
month = {6}
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