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COMPOSITE INDUCTION CONSOLIDATION APPARATUS AND METHOD

United States Patent Application

20120255947
A1
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A composite induction consolidation apparatus includes a base mandrel and a ferromagnetic base mandrel facesheet having a specific Curie temperature carried by the base mandrel. The base mandrel facesheet is adapted to support a composite part and allow ambient air pressure to compact the composite part against the base mandrel facesheet. At least one magnetic induction coil is provided in the base mandrel
MATSEN, MARC R. (Seattle, WA), Negley, Mark A. (Bellevue, WA)
The Boeing Company
13/ 082,532
April 8, 2011
[0001] This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-FG36-08GO18135 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.