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Title: Solid cartridge for a pulse weld forming electrode and method of joining tubular members

A cartridge assembly is disclosed for a pulse welding a first tube supported on a mandrel to a second tube. An outer tool is assembled over the second tube and a stored charge is discharged in the cartridge assembly. The cartridge comprises an annular conductor and a solid casing enveloping the conductor. The stored charge is electrically connected to the conductor and discharged through the conductor to compress the second tube and pulse weld the second tube to the first tube.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1239822
Report Number(s):
9,266,190
14/321,942
DOE Contract Number:
EE0006432
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Jun 02
Research Org:
Ford Global Technologies, LLC, Dearborn, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 42 ENGINEERING