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Electrode cartridge for pulse welding

United States Patent

June 13, 2017
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A cartridge assembly for a tool includes a cartridge body or casing that contains a conductor. A conductor is connected to a pulse generator or source of stored charge that is discharged to vaporize the conductor and create an electro-hydraulic or electro-magnetic shockwave that is used to impact or pulse weld two parts together.
Bonnen; John Joseph Francis (Milford, MI), Golovashchenko; Sergey Fedorovich (Beverly Hills, MI), Mamutov; Alexander (Dearborn, MI), Maison; Lloyd Douglas (Brownstown Township, MI), Dawson; Scott Alwyn (Royal Oak, MI), deVries; James (Redford, MI)
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August 8, 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.