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Induction forming of metal components with slotted susceptors

United States Patent

8,375,758
February 19, 2013
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A laminated tooling apparatus includes a first tooling die, a first susceptor carried by the first tooling die and having at least one straight susceptor portion and at least one angled susceptor portion adjacent to the straight susceptor portion, a first plurality of susceptor slots extending through the at least one angled susceptor portion of the first tooling die, a second tooling die adjacent to the first tooling die, a second susceptor carried by the second tooling die and having at least one straight susceptor portion and at least one angled susceptor portion adjacent to the straight susceptor portion; and a second plurality of susceptor slots extending through the at least one angled susceptor portion of the second tooling die.
Matsen; Marc R. (Seattle, WA), Dykstra; William (Rockford, MI)
The Boeing Company (Chicago, IL)
12/ 835,207
July 13, 2010
This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-FG36-080018135 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.