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Providing plastic zone extrusion

United States Patent

9,616,497
April 11, 2017
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Plastic zone extrusion may be provided. First, a compressor may generate frictional heat in stock to place the stock in a plastic zone of the stock. Then, a conveyer may receive the stock in its plastic zone from the compressor and transport the stock in its plastic zone from the compressor. Next, a die may receive the stock in its plastic zone from the conveyer and extrude the stock to form a wire.
Manchiraju; Venkata Kiran (Villa Rica, GA), Feng; Zhili (Knoxville, TN), David; Stan A. (Knoxville, TN), Yu; Zhenzhen (Knoxville, TN)
13/ 832,255
March 15, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was made under CRADA No. NFE-11-03251 between Southwire Company and UT-Battelle, LLC operating and management Contractor for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.