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Pulse joining cartridges

United States Patent

August 23, 2016
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A pulsed joining tool includes a tool body that defines a cavity that receives an inner tubular member and an outer tubular member and a pulse joining cartridge. The tubular members are nested together with the cartridge being disposed around the outer tubular member. The cartridge includes a conductor, such as a wire or foil, that extends around the outer tubular member and is insulated to separate a supply segment from a return segment. A source of stored electrical energy is discharged through the conductor to join the tubular members with an electromagnetic force pulse.
Golovashchenko; Sergey Fedorovich (Beverly Hills, MI), Bonnen; John Joseph Francis (Milford, MI)
Ford Global Technologies, LLC (Dearborn, MI)
14/ 577,017
December 19, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-EE0006432 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights to the invention.