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264220000 Utilizing surface to be reproduced as an impression pattern 48
20130026674NANOIMPRINTING METHOD AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A MOLD - Volatilization of a photocuring composition is suppressed while reducing residual gas in a nanoimprinting method. A nanoimprinting method transfers the shapes of protrusions and recesses of a mold onto a photocuring composition layer formed on a substrate, by placing the mold and the photocuring composition layer in close contact. One or both of the mold and the substrate is formed by quartz. The mold and the substrate are placed in close contact with a gas having at least 70% He by volume and a pressure within a range from 10 kPa to 90 kPa interposed therebetween.01-31-2013
20100072661Method of manufacturing mold for nano imprint and pattern forming method using the mold for nano imprint - Disclosed herein are a method of manufacturing various replica molds for nano imprint using nano imprint and etching and a method of forming a multi-step pattern or a micro pattern through a nano imprint process using the manufactured replica molds for nano imprint. A pattern forming method using nano imprint may include applying a mold resin between a substrate having a first pattern patterned thereon and a master mold with a second pattern patterned thereon, aligning the substrate and the master mold to imprint a pattern, curing the mold resin, separating the master mold from the substrate, and etching the cured mold resin to manufacture a replica mold for nano imprint. The method may also include forming an imprint resin on a forming substrate, pressing the replica mold into the imprint resin, curing the imprint resin, separating the replica mold from the imprint resin, and washing the first imprint resin.03-25-2010
20090121383Fibrillar Microstructure and Processes for the Production Thereof - This invention relates to a fibrillar microstructure and processes for the manufacture thereof. These processes involve micromachining and molding, and can prepare sub-micron dimensioned fibrillar microstructures of any shape from polymeric as well as other materials.05-14-2009
20090121382CORE-SETTING APPARATUS USED FOR A MOLDING APPARATUS AND A METHOD FOR SETTING A CORE - These inventions provide a core-setting apparatus and a method for setting the core in a lower mold used for a molding apparatus, wherein the core-setting apparatus has a simple structure and can maintain the core in the mold in a highly accurate position. The inventions consist of: 05-14-2009
20090121381METHOD FOR MAKING FLASKLESS UPPER AND LOWER MOLDS, AN APPARATUS THEREFOR, AND A METHOD FOR PLACING A CORE - The purpose of the present invention is to provide a method to efficiently make flaskless upper and lower molds, to efficiently spray a release agent in a closed space, and to promptly place a core.05-14-2009
20100044913METHOD FOR PRODUCING SURFACE CONVEXES AND CONCAVES - A method for producing surface convexes or concaves enabling easy and highly precise formation of desired convex/concave shapes using a photomask is provided.02-25-2010
20100044912Method For Producing a Fiber Composite Component For Aviation and Spaceflight - A method for producing a fiber composite component, in particular for aerospace, includes the following method steps: introducing an elastic core sleeve into a prestressing mechanism; expanding the core sleeve that is introduced, for elastic prestressing of the same, by activating the prestressing mechanism; introducing a core body through an opening of the expanded core sleeve; releasing the core sleeve by deactivating the prestressing mechanism, for the snug enclosing of the core body by the core sleeve and thus for the forming of the molding core (02-25-2010
20100102476Method for manufacturing raised relief maps - A method of making a very high resolution raised relief map (04-29-2010
20090160084MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A lead frame is equipped between an upper die with which a gate port and an air vent part are not formed in a cavity part 06-25-2009
20120181724DIRECT PRODUCTION OF A NEGATIVE MOLD FOR PRODUCING WIND TURBINE BLADES - A method for producing a negative mold for casting a wind turbine blade is provided. The described method comprises directly producing the negative mold based on three dimensional data of the negative mold, wherein for producing the negative mold a milling machine is used. It is further described a manufacturing method for a wind turbine blade by means of the described negative mold. Further, it is described such a negative mold and a wind turbine blade, which has been produced with such a negative mold.07-19-2012
20120181723METHOD OF PRODUCING PLASTIC STAMP - A method of producing a plastic stamp includes the steps of mixing a thermoplastic resin and a cross-linking agent to obtain a molding material; placing the molding material in a molding die; and performing a direct pressure molding at 160° C. to 190° C. for 5 to 10 minutes for performing a cross-linking reaction to produce the plastic stamp.07-19-2012
20130049254Tire Molding Apparatus - A tire mold apparatus is provided along with methods of retrofitting a tire mold, such that a tire mold of the type traditionally utilized in a dome type curing press can be modified to have external steam tracings allowing the mold to be utilized in a platen press.02-28-2013
20120217673SEALANT MOLD FIXTURE FOR A DOMED CAP - A sealant mold for sealing a domed nutplate unit particularly at a lower region about an adhesively attached interface with a substrate such as an aircraft fuel tank wall. The sealant mold is formed from a lightweight plastic material, and includes an inner cap in combination with an outer skirt to define a gap or trough for receiving and supporting a metered quantity of a curable sealant material. The mold is fitted onto a dome of the nutplate unit with an inner cap inboard edge landed onto a dome shoulder. The outer skirt is then displaced downwardly about the landed inner cap to extrude the sealant material about the lower region of the nutplate unit particularly such as the adhesively attached interface with the substrate. The sealant material is allowed to cure, after which the sealant mold can be stripped quickly and easily from the cured sealant material.08-30-2012
20110012285METHOD FOR FABRICATING 3D STRUCTURE HAVING HYDROPHOBIC SURFACE USING METAL FOIL - A method for fabricating a 3D (three-dimensional) structure such that the 3D structure has a surface with hydrophobicity by using a metal foil such as an aluminum foil is disclosed. The method includes preparing a metal foil base by attaching a metal foil on an outer surface of a predetermined-shaped 3D structure; anodizing the metal foil base; coating a polymer material on the outer surface of the metal foil base material to form a negative replica structure; forming an outer structure by covering an outer surface of the negative replica structure with an outer formation material; and removing the metal foil base.01-20-2011
20090321984INTEGRAL BLOW TUBE AND TAMPING PIN - An apparatus for the forming of sand cores adapted to convey sand, tamp a sand core, and militate against an undesirable exposure of uncured sand to catalyst gases, while providing a non-tortuous flow path for sand. The apparatus for the forming of sand cores comprises a core box, a gassing manifold, a blow tube, a sand magazine, a connector tube, and a tamping pin.12-31-2009
20120235321FOAM SEAT ELEMENT, MOLD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF AND METHOD TO MANUFACTURE THE MOLD - There is disclosed an improved seat element having a seating surface element that incorporates a plurality of peak portions and a plurality of valley portions. Preferably, the plurality of peak portions and the plurality of valley portions is incorporated in an outermost surface of the seating surface element. The term “outermost surface” is intended to include an area of the seating surface element for contact by and/or support of an occupant of the seat element and does not include, for example, grooves or trenches in which there is disposed a component for attachment of a trim cover. A process and a mold for production of such a seat element are also described.09-20-2012
20130161862Moulding Chamber Arrangement for a Mould-String Plant - Moulding chamber arrangement (06-27-2013
20130161863DESIGNING AND MANUFACTURING VEHICLE FLOOR TRAYS - Points on a surface of a vehicle foot well are digitally measured with a coordinate measuring machine. A vehicle foot well surface model is recreated in an electronic memory to include these points. The foot well surface model is in turn used to construct a mold for a vehicle floor tray, which ensures a snug fit.06-27-2013
20090206513METHOD OF MANUFACTURING MOLDED PRODUCT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING STORAGE MEDIUM - A method of manufacturing a molded product includes forming a coat film for covering and concealing particles with the surface of a board while filling the gaps among the particles, and separating the coat film for holding the particles on the reverse side from the board. The coat film and the particles are etched from the reverse side of the separated coat film, the particles are removed from the coat film, and an array of dents carved by the particles is formed on the reverse side of the coat film. A film is formed on the reverse side of the coat film, and a molded product having an array of protrusions on the surface is formed from the film.08-20-2009
20090315210PRODUCTION ASSEMBLY AND PROCESS FOR MASS MANUFACTURE OF A THERMOPLASTIC PALLET INCORPORATING A STIFFENED INSERT - An assembly and related process for mass producing a resin coated article including an input line transporting a plurality of inserts and an output line removing the resin coated articles. One or more mold supporting and closed loop conveyor lines extend between the input and output lines, the conveyor line including a mold assembly line and an empty mold return line. A first lift and transfer mechanism communicates between the input line and mold assembly line for collecting, in succession, an insert and an upper mold half for installation with a lower mold half supported upon the assembly line. A mixing and dispensing station communicates with each mold in succession to fill an interior thereof with a viscous and curable resin material. A second lift and transfer mechanism is communicable between the mold assembly line and output line for removing the finished articles from the mold and depositing upon the output line, concurrent with redirecting the empty mold halves along return lines for redelivery to said mold assembly line.12-24-2009
20100032862COMPOSITE TOOL FOR MOLDING CYLINDRICAL PARTS - A tool of a composite material for making a cylindrical part of a composite material. The tool is used for forming a mandrel on which the cylindrical part is to be formed. The tool comprises a set of members, each member defining a cylindrical sector of the tool, each member having a bearing structure of a fiber composite and a skin molded on the bearing structure. The tool further includes a seal located at the junctions between the tool members.02-11-2010
20090250834FORMED SHEET METAL COMPOSITE TOOLING - A method and apparatus for manufacturing a tool for creating composite components. A sheet metal material is secured over a forming tool in an incremental sheet metal forming machine. The sheet metal material is incrementally shaped with a stylus to form a shape for the tool. The tool is removed from the incremental sheet metal forming machine when the shape for the tool is complete. Composite materials on the tool are laid up, wherein the shape of the tool provides a desired shape for a composite component.10-08-2009
20110285052METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FABRICATING THREE DIMENSIONAL MODELS - An apparatus and method for fabricating a three dimensional model from a composite model formed or a plurality of successive layers of model material and sacrificial mold material. Each successive layer is constructed by depositing, drop-by-drop, at least one line of sacrifical mold material delineating at least one boundary of the model material within the layer and thereafter depositing the model material onto all delineated regions of the layer by spray deposition. Each successive layer is completed by a planing process which removes the undesired thickness of both the sacrificial and the model materials. Following completion of the composite model, the sacrificial mold material is removable from the composite model, by a process effecting only the sacrificial mold material, to produce the three dimensional model. A device, for depositing the model material at the rate faster than the rate that the mold material is deposited, is also described.11-24-2011
20090152764METHODS FOR MAKING COMPOSITE CONTAINMENT CASINGS - Method for making a composite containment casing having an integrated abradable system involving providing a mandrel having a pocket, positioning a sandwich structure into the pocket, applying at least one ply of a material about the mandrel having the pocket containing the sandwich structure therein to produce a containment casing preform, infusing a resin into the containment casing preform, curing the containment casing preform to produce a containment casing, and applying at least one abradable layer to the sandwich structure of the containment casing to produce the containment casing having the integrated abradable system.06-18-2009
20090146341Systems and Methods Involving Pattern Molds - System and methods involving pattern molds are provided. In this regard, a representative system includes a mold assembly unit having a movable fixture holder operative to engage a portion of a pattern mold and position the pattern mold for assembly.06-11-2009
20110062624METHOD OF MANUFACTURING EXPENDABLE SALT CORE FOR CASTING - A melt is made by heating a salt mixture containing a salt of sodium. The melt is set at a temperature higher than the liquidus temperature of the salt mixture, and poured into a mold for expendable core molding. The temperature when the melt is completely poured into the mold is set within a range not exceeding the liquidus temperature of the salt mixture by 30° C. An expendable salt core for casting is molded by solidifying the melt inside the mold. This makes it possible to more stably obtain the strength of a water-soluble expendable salt core for casting made of a salt cast product obtained by melting and molding salts of sodium and the like.03-17-2011
20110062623METHOD OF FORMING A PATTERN FORMATION TEMPLATE - According to one embodiment, a concavo-convex pattern of a first template where a concavo-convex main pattern has been formed in a main pattern region and a concavo-convex peripheral pattern has been formed in a peripheral region is transferred to a second template substrate by imprint techniques. Then, a second template with a step between a region corresponding to the main pattern region and a region corresponding to the peripheral region is formed by retreating the peripheral region of the second template substrate by etching.03-17-2011
20100007045METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SHELL WITH TEXTURED APPEARANCE - A method is provided for manufacturing a shell with a textured appearance as follows. A mold formed with a textured mold portion is provided. A film is provided into the mold and in contact with the textured mold portion. The shell is formed by injecting a plastic material into the mold to push the film further into the textured mold portion.01-14-2010
20110266712METHOD FOR FORMING TAIL FIN OF WIND TURBINE - A method for forming a tail fin of wind turbine includes first pouring a proper amount of molten plastic into a mold having a cavity showing a contour of the tail fin and the mold is rotated to induce a centrifugal force that makes the plastic uniformly sticking to an inside surface of the cavity to form a tail fin that shows an aerodynamic feature of a one-piece hollow shell. The tail fin, when mounted to the wind turbine, realizes efficient and stable control of rotor blades at a front end of the nacelle in alignment with windward direction so as to improve the use of wind power and make the tail fin and the rotor blades in a weight balanced condition to thereby reduce the load applied to a yaw bearing located under the nacelle and extend the service life of the bearing.11-03-2011
20090091057MOLD ASSEMBLY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING A SEMI-PERMANENT MOLD ASSEMBLY - A mold assembly device and method for assembling a semi-permanent mold assembly is disclosed, the mold assembly device includes a base die and a transfer frame, wherein the transfer frame is capable of transferring a core package to the base die and facilitates assembly of the transfer frame and the core package with the base die.04-09-2009
20080211133MOLD, PRODUCTION PROCESS OF MOLD, IMPRINT APPARATUS, AND IMPRINT METHOD - A mold for imprinting a pattern onto a resin material applied onto a substrate is constituted by a mold substrate formed of a material transparent to light in at least a part of a wavelength range of light used for alignment, an alignment structure area having an alignment structure comprising a recess portion, a pattern forming area having a pattern, and a coating layer is formed of a material having an optical characteristic different from that of the mold substrate. The coating layer is on a side wall of the recess portion.09-04-2008
20090289391FABRICATING MULTI-COMPONENT SKIN SYSTEMS FOR ROBOTICS AND OTHER APPLICATIONS - A method for fabricating a product, such as an amimatronic character, with artificial skin. The method includes providing data defining an exterior surface geometry of the product. A base geometry model of the product is generated based on the exterior surface geometry data, which in turn is used to fabricate a prototype of the product. Then, an exterior skin mold is formed using the product prototype mounted on an alignment block. The method includes fabricating an inner support structure based on the base geometry model having an exterior geometry smaller than the 3D base geometry model by the thickness of the exterior skin. The inner support structure is positioned within the mold with the inner support structure mounted upon the alignment block, which is received in the mold. The product is formed by pouring material for an exterior skin layer into the mold and over the inner support structure.11-26-2009
20090166920Molding apparatus, method of manufacturing molding apparatus, and molding method - A molding apparatus includes: a heat insulting member; a heat conducting member disposed in a partial surface area of the heat insulating member, the heat conducting member being made of material having a thermal conductivity higher than that of the heat insulating member and including a design surface formed with a molding pattern on a surface on an opposite side to the heat insulating member; a heater for heating a surface layer of the heat conducting member on the design surface side, from the inside of the heat conducting member; and a flow pass disposed between the heat insulating member and design plate and flowing a thermal medium for thermal exchange with the heat conducting member.07-02-2009
20090261501MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR A STAMPER AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR AN OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM USING THE STAMPER - A method of manufacturing a stamper includes: a photoresist forming step for forming a photoresist layer which undergoes a change of shape when it is heated by irradiation with light; a laser beam irradiation step for irradiating the photoresist layer with a laser beam to form at least one hole in the photoresist layer; and a plating step for forming an electrically conductive layer on the photoresist layer having the at least one hole and thereafter electroplating the photoresist layer.10-22-2009
20090039544AQUEOUS RELEASE AGENT AND ITS USE IN THE PRODUCTION OF POLYURETHANE MOLDING - The invention relates to aqueous release agent compositions which are characterized in that they comprise, as release-active agent, at least one metal soap and at least one polyalkylene glycol.02-12-2009
20100102477SPRAY HEAD FOR FLUID PRODUCT - A fluid spray head comprising an expulsion channel provided with a spray orifice (04-29-2010
20080246179Composition and Method of Using the Same to Make a Simulated Rock Climbing Wall - A composition and method for making a simulated rock climbing, including the steps of making a mold for a basic shape for a rock climbing wall casting, filling the mold with cellular concrete; allowing the concrete to cure partially and inverting it in a bed of sand, removing the mold to expose the simulated rock climbing wall casting; sandblasting the simulated rock climbing wall casting into its general finished shape; and using concentrated sandblasting to form integral recesses and protrusions comprising various hand holds.10-09-2008
20090166921Method for Manufacturing a Composite Fiber Component for Aerospace - Method for manufacturing a composite fibre component (07-02-2009
20090295023INJECTION MOLDING METHOD AND MOLD FOR INJECTION MOLDING - There is provided a mold for injection molding for manufacturing a resin injection-molded product. A provisional rib portion corresponding to a provisional rib which is to be formed to project from a portion, of the molded product, not serving as a design surface is formed at a predetermined position of a cavity so as to extend along the provisional rib, wherein resin is injected for molding to the provisional rib portion via a gate. The gate is formed as a submarine gate or a nose gate.12-03-2009
20120292811METHOD FOR PRODUCING RESIN-MOLDED BODY OF HOLLOW STRUCTURE AND A CORE USED IN IT - The present invention is a method for producing a resin-molded body for a hollow structure having a cavity and an opening connecting the cavity and the outside. The method includes the steps of: creating a hollow core corresponding to the shape of the cavity; creating an outer mold corresponding to the external shape of the hollow structure; setting the core in the outer mold and injecting a fluid of a soft-resin material into the space between the outer mold and the core; demolding a soft-resin-molded body together with the core from the outer mold after the soft-resin-molded body is formed by curing the soft-resin material, applying an external force to the soft-resin-molded body to deform the soft-resin-molded body so as to break the core into fragments; and discharging the fragments of the core through the opening of the soft-resin-molded body to the outside.11-22-2012
20080303183MOLDING MACHINE - A mold core includes a forming pin having a hollow interior and an end wall. A passage, preferably in the form of a hollow tube, extends into the hollow interior of the forming pin and has an end sealingly secured at a position spaced from the end wall of the forming pin. A poppet valve is disposed on the end wall of the forming pin. The poppet valve is responsive to air pressure within the passage to open and permit flow of air through the end wall of the forming pin to assist stripping of molded articles from the mold core. The poppet valve includes a valve element having an outer end at the end face of the forming pin and an inner end adjacent to the end of the passage. A spring preferably biases the valve element to a closed position. The spring preferably comprises a coil spring captured in compression between the valve element and the forming pin.12-11-2008
20080258336Mold for Fabricating Bats for Mounting on a Pottery Wheel - A mold for fabricating a plaster bat includes a well portion, adapted to be placed on a relatively smooth hard surface. The well forms a well adapted to contain plaster. A bridge portion is attached to the well portion and includes a collar holder adapted to hold a collar within the well portion at a nominal location. The collar holder is adapted to hold a collar at a predetermined height above the surface.10-23-2008
20080315456Process for the Manufacturing of a Valve - A process for the manufacturing of a valve (12-25-2008
20080277820Moulds for Moulding Objects Made of Plastics and a Method for Producing a Mould Element - A mould comprises at least two die parts, each die part comprising a recess for forming a portion of an object and a conduit arrangement through which a cooling fluid can flow, the conduit arrangement comprising a curved conduit which surrounds the recess, an inlet conduit having a supply portion which leads into the curved conduit and an outlet conduit having a discharge portion which leaves the curved conduit so as to define a path for the cooling fluid, the curved conduit, the supply portion and the discharge portion being arranged so as to be interceptable by a common plane that contains the path.11-13-2008
20120193830PRODUCTION METHOD FOR A FLEXIBLE CONVERTIBLE-TOP CLOTH FOR A CONVERTIBLE - A method produces a flexible convertible-top cloth for a convertible top, an outside of which convertible-top cloth is provided with a decoration. The cost-effective production method is distinguished in that use is made of a convertible-top cloth which has plastic fibers, and in that the decoration is produced on the convertible-top cloth in the form of a permanent depression deforming the plastic fibers by a stamp having a negative of the decoration. The convertible-top cloth is heated to a predetermined temperature and the stamp is pressed onto the convertible-top cloth with a predetermined force.08-02-2012
20100155988PROCESS AND METHOD FOR MODIFYING POLYMER FILM SURFACE INTERACTION - The invention provides a modification of a polymer film surface interaction properties. In this process a polymer carrier object is covered by a chemical composition, comprising photo-polymerizable compounds, photo-initiators or catalysts with the ability to initiate polymerization and semi-fluorinated molecules. The so-produced polymer mold contains semi-fluorinated moieties, which are predominantly located on the surface and on the surface near region of the patterned surface. The polymer mold is suitable as a template with modified properties in a nano-imprint lithography process.06-24-2010
20100258971METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING HAIRLINE ELEMENTS IN CASE FRAMES - A method for manufacturing hairlines in an apparatus case frame is provided. The method includes forming the case frame having primary hairlines being expressed throughout a relevant mold, coating the primary hairlines with a predetermined paint material, coating the primary hairlines to form a coated surface and scratching the coated surface to form secondary hairlines, the scratching being one of at regular and irregular lines.10-14-2010
20100252952KIT AND METHOD FOR CONVERTING A REFURBISHING MACHINE INTO A REFORMING APPARATUS, AND RESULTING APPARATUS - A kit and method for converting a refurbishing machine into a reforming apparatus. The apparatus reforms a portion of a plastic container using induction heating. The kit includes a reform heating assembly that achieves a temperature of above about 500° F., heats the container via radiant and convection heating without contacting the container, and has a power and thermocouple connection to a first controller. The kit also includes a reform cooling assembly that has a forming die which contacts and reforms the container portion, a support housing a Peltier thermoelectric cooler, a heat sink facilitating heat transfer away from the forming die, and a power and thermocouple connection to a second controller. The method includes the steps of replacing heating assemblies of the refurbishing machine with the reform heating assembly and the reform cooling assembly, respectively, using the existing equipment utilities of the refurbishing machine.10-07-2010
20100252951PROCESS FOR PRODUCING RECLAIMED CASTING SAND - The present invention relates to a process for producing reclaimed casting sand, which has step (I) of grinding recovered sand in the presence of an additive (A) containing a liquid having a surface tension of not higher than 35 mN/m at 25° C. and a boiling point of not lower than 150° C. at 1 atmospheric pressure.10-07-2010
20090115094METHODS FOR MAKING CONTINUOUS NANOCHANNELS - This application describes a novel method of fabricating narrow (2-100 nm) width and long (greater than 50 micrometers and preferably 1 centimeter or longer) yet continuous hollow channels that allow flow of fluid or gas, or their combination. It can optimally include RIE pattern transfer or an optional sealing of a top surface over the channel. The invention also includes a novel method for making an imprint mold for imprinting the channel.05-07-2009
20090072436Method and Apparatus for Manufacturing Components Used for the Manufacture of Articles - Methods and apparatuses for manufacturing components used in the manufacture of wearable articles are presented. Some of the methods of manufacturing a mold and the apparatuses themselves include, among other features, forming a plate having a mold insert. The mold insert is removably connected to the plate and is formed using a rapid prototyping technique. In addition, methods for manufacturing wearable articles are presented. The methods generally including forming a mold, including a mold insert formed using a rapid prototyping technique. In addition, the methods include performing the steps of a molding operation on the mold. The molding operation may include any of several known molding operations.03-19-2009
20090108490Material curing constructions and methods for curing material - Form inserts are provided that can include a flexible sheet having multiple ribs extending from at least one surface of the sheet. Methods for curing material are provided that can include expanding a sheet over an interior portion of one form defining a perimeter of material to be cured. The sheet can include ribs extending from a surface of the sheet to within the perimeter. Column form inserts are also provided that can include a plurality of circular ribs defining a perimeter of a column form. Methods of producing a form insert comprising providing a sheet of flexible material and adhering a flexible mesh to the sheet, the flexible mesh forming ribs extending from at least one surface of the sheet, are also provided.04-30-2009
20100295208Aqua tiles - A process for producing mosaics, tiles or various figures where the construction of these items retains the article or design inside the mosaic, tile or figure. The article or design may be of many different themes, such as underwater life including fish, shells and sea plants. Other themes might include, but not be limited to, trees, flowers, vegetables, fruits, etc. These finished mosaics, tiles or figures can be displayed anywhere that will allow the mounting of a tile such as in bathrooms, on walls, ceilings, floors, swimming pools (interior or exterior), etc.11-25-2010
20100301517MOLDING STAMPER AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING SAME - An exemplary method for fabricating a molding stamper includes the following steps. Firstly, a master mold having microstructures spaced apart from each other is provided. Secondly, a patterned layer is formed on the microstructures, the patterned layer having molding surfaces apart from each other, and being made of a flexible organic material. Thirdly, the master mold is removed from the patterned layer. Finally, a hard coating layer is deposited on the molding surfaces to form a molding stamper.12-02-2010
20110115118COMPENSATION GROOVES TO ABSORB DILATATION DURING INFILTRATION OF A MATRIX DRILL BIT - A down hole tool casting assembly, a gauge ring, and a method for preparing the gauge ring for use within the assembly. The gauge ring includes a bit diameter mold and one or more junk slot displacements extending inwardly from the interior surface of the bit diameter mold. The junk slot displacement includes a first end, a second end, and a junk slot displacement face extending from the first end to the second end. At least one groove is formed within the interior surface of the gauge ring, which alleviates stresses formed within the casting during the casting process. According to some embodiments, at least one groove is formed within the junk slot displacement face. According to some embodiments, at least one groove is formed within the interior surface of the bit diameter mold. Optionally, a pressure absorbing material is inserted into one or more grooves.05-19-2011
20100193991EQUIPMENT FOR MOLDING MOLD WITH MOLDING FLASK AND METHOD FOR MOLDING MOLD WITH MOLDING FLASK - [Problems] To provide equipment for molding a mold with a molding flask, which can easily be used with a mold molding auxiliary tool such as a sleeve on a model plate and, at the same time, can realize high productivity, is less likely to cause the wear of the model plate, and can mold a mold with a molding flask having uniform strength.08-05-2010
20110084420Casting Method For Matrix Drill Bits And Reamers - An apparatus and method for manufacturing a down hole tool that reduces manufacturing costs and enhances the tool's performance. A belted mold assembly includes a casting assembly, a belt assembly, and a mid-belt. The belted mold assembly is used to fabricate a casting that allows for a larger diameter blank to be used which displaces the more expensive casting material and for using a smaller outer diameter thin-walled mold. The casting assembly is disposed within the belt assembly and the mid-belt is loaded in the volume created between the casting assembly's outer surface and the belt assembly's inner surface. The mid-belt provides a bracing for the casting assembly during the casting process. Optionally, a cap can be disposed on top of the blank for preventing metallurgical bonds from forming between the binder material and the upper portion of the blank. This allows for the excess binder material to remain high in purity so that it can be reprocessed. The cap can be used with the belted mold assembly or with a casting assembly known in the prior art.04-14-2011
20090218723AUTOMATED PROTOTYPING OF A COMPOSITE AIRFRAME - A high quality finished prototype fuselage structure of an aircraft is manufactured using a cured female tool and an automated composite layup machine, and then touched up by hand to meet a tolerance or other specification. The female tool is preferably made from a male mold, by depositing layers of composite material over the mold, curing the tool together at a first cure temperature, separating the tool from the mold, and then curing the tool at a second, higher temperature. The first cure temperature should be at or below an upper limit temperature no greater than 180° F. The second cure temperature is preferably in the range of 250° F. to 350° F. The step of hand touching up can comprise one or more of mechanically abrading and deforming a first portion of the fuselage structure to mate with a second portion of the fuselage structure.09-03-2009
20110241246EXPANDABLE MOLDING INSERT APPARATUS AND METHOD - An expandable molding insert apparatus and corresponding method are provided. The insert apparatus may be expandable between a first uncompressed position with a first diameter and a second compressed position with a second, larger diameter due to axial decompression and compression, respectively, of the insert apparatus. For example, the insert apparatus may include an inner rod, an outer jacket, and a compression member. The compression member may be configured to provide axial compression to the outer jacket, such that the outer jacket may be adjusted between a first uncompressed position with a first outer diameter and a second compressed position with a second, larger outer diameter. The insert apparatus of the present disclosure facilitates withdrawal of the insert apparatus from a molded component, requires a minimal number of mechanical components, and provides for ease of actuation when the insert apparatus is utilized during a molding process.10-06-2011
20110068502Custom Injection Mold and Molding Process Using Rapid Prototyping Processes - A method of forming custom shaped injection molded parts from elastomeric materials includes using a rapid prototyping system to create a rigid, hollow, mold. The mold has a relatively thin, breakable, side wall. Elastomeric material can be injected into the mold and cured. The mold can then be broken to extract a cured elastomeric part.03-24-2011
20100244312MOLD FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF CERAMIC PRODUCTS - A mold for making ceramic products (09-30-2010
20100244311METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING VITREOUS SILICA CRUCIBLE - A method of manufacturing a vitreous silica crucible by a rotary mold method, which includes performing arc melting in a state in which electrodes are provided so as to be shifted from a mold central line, wherein, by this eccentric arc, the glass temperature difference during melting of a straight body portion, a curved portion and a bottom of the crucible is controlled to 300° C. or below and the thickness of a transparent layer of the straight body portion and the bottom is controlled to 70 to 120% of the thickness of a transparent layer of the curved portion.09-30-2010
20110254195METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING MICRO STRUCTURE USING X-RAY EXPOSURE - Provided is a method for fabricating a microstructure. The method includes disposing an X-ray mask on photosensitive material and exposing the photosensitive material by radiating X-rays to the photosensitive material using a side exposure scheme, etching the exposed photosensitive material, forming a mold having a micro-pattern by filing the etched photosensitive material with metal, forming a mold module by combining a plurality of molds, and forming a microstructure using the mold module.10-20-2011
20080203612MOULD LINING - Powder metallurgy techniques are utilised to form components and in particular titanium components in moulds. By the nature of the powder forming process, closed surfaces are created in the powder formed component, particularly when hot iso-static pressing techniques are utilised. In order to create surface texturing, and in particular entrant features, a mould lining is associated such that it reciprocates the shape of an underlying mould. The mould lining incorporates surface discontinuities such as holes, slots, spots or folds which result, once the moulded material is formed, in entrant features which can be utilised to enhance bonding through adhesives or other surface features beneficial to a component.08-28-2008
20110084421Ultraphobic Compositions and Methods of Use - Compositions and methods are disclosed for imparting ultraphobicity to substrates. Ultraphobicity can be exhibited by superhydrophobicity, oleophobicity, or both. In some instances, techniques for imparting ultraphobicity can include the use of particles that are appropriately configured. For instance, the particles can be arranged to form a roughened surface that enhances and/or imparts ultraphobicity. In another instance, the particles can have surfaces that repel at least one of a oil-based liquid and a water-based liquid. For example, the particles can be attached to an ultraphobic-inducing composition (e.g., copolymer) that comprises at least one polyamine segment and a plurality of branch segments. Such particles can be mixed with a binder composition to form a coating or film for imparting the ultraphobic properties. Other embodiments are directed to other techniques that can also aid in imparting ultraphobicity.04-14-2011
20110079937Mold For Actuation Sled Having A Curved Guide Member - An apparatus for injection molding includes at least one mold part having at least one surface. The mold part includes at least one mold part having at least one substantially central, sloping, non-linear surface, the at least one mold part including at least one shaped portion. The mold part further includes at least one substantially closed cavity region disposed within the at least one substantially central, sloping, non-linear surface. The mold part further includes at least one gate disposed on a base portion of the mold part for providing fluid communication to the at least one cavity region, the base portion having a plurality of recesses/depressions extending longitudinally along the length of the mold part. Additionally, at least one flow restrictor may be positioned on the mold part for initially directing flow of injected fluid to the at least one shaped portion.04-07-2011
20110215501SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING CUSTOMIZED ITEMS - A system and method for producing customized items is provided. The system includes a computer interface, an extruder and a mold supported by a movable support unit, all in communication with a control unit. The extruder and support unit are activatable by the control unit to produce a customized item in accordance with the shape of the mold and design parameters associated with the customized item onto the mold. The extruder may be configured to be movable and to extrude material having elastic properties onto the mold in a single continuous extrusion.09-08-2011
20110215500Reusable mold making material - The present invention comprises of a thermoreversible flexible mold making material with higher strength and improved thermal cycling that can be melted, poured and reused to make many unique molds. The composition comprises a thermoreversible resin including a gelling hydrocolloid system and humectant, and at least one nanofiller.09-08-2011
20100084784Fabrication of Biomimetic Scaffolds with Well-Defined Pore Geometry by Fused Deposition Modeling - A method for fabrication of a scaffold by fused deposition modeling is provided. The method includes forming a sacrificial mold with fused deposition modeling, the sacrificial mold comprising a dissolvable material. The method further includes infusing the sacrificial mold with a biodegradable composition and applying a solvent to the biodegradable composition infused sacrificial mold to dissolve the sacrificial mold and leave a scaffold formed from the biodegradable composition.04-08-2010
20110068503Mold Tool and Treatment Method for Mold Tool Surface - The average roughness Ra of a mold tool surface that comes into contact with a material to be molded measured for a measurement area 10 μm square or smaller is equal to or lower than 5 nm, and fine granular projection structures having diameters ranging from 10 to 80 nm and heights ranging from 10 to 40 nm are formed on the mold tool surface with a density of 400/μm03-24-2011
20110115117INTERCHANGEABLE MOLD TOOLING - Tooling assemblies for interfacing with interchangeable molds are provided, each with a tooling body for mounting to a platen of a press of an injection molding machine and for receiving an interchangeable mold block. Interchangeable mold blocks are also provided for forming articles. A series of fasteners fasten each mold block to one of the tooling bodies. Alignment systems are oriented within a perimeter of the mold block to permit expansion of the mold block relative to the tooling body to accommodate varying rates of thermal expansion of the tooling body and the mold block. Methods for assembling a mold, molding an article and interchanging a mold with interchangeable mold blocks are also provided.05-19-2011
20120098157METHOD AND COMPOSITION OF BINDER FOR MANUFACTURING SAND MOLDS AND/OR CORES FOR FOUNDRIES - A binder for the production of sand cores and/or molds for foundries that comprises mixing sand with an alkyl silicate, preferably tetraethyl silicate; an aqueous solution of an alkali metal silicate, preferably sodium silicate, which solution also contains an alkali metal hydroxide, preferably sodium hydroxide, is added to the mixture, and finally all of the above is mixed until the sand shows a homogeneous aspect and constitution. Another aspect of the invention comprises a method of manufacturing sand molds for foundries that comprises mixing foundry sand with the present invention binder, blowing the sand mixed with the binder, having still between 0.5% to 2.5% of water, into a cold box by means of air that is at room temperature, and once the cold box mold has been filled with the sand, passing a hot air current through the sand to dry and harden the binder thus obtaining the molds for foundry.04-26-2012
20120043694CURING AGENT COMPOSITION - A curing agent composition for a water-soluble phenol resin used to produce a mold, which comprises a branched ester compound that is derived from a carboxylic acid having a branched chain, and an alcohol, and has 5 to 13 carbon atoms.02-23-2012
20120043693Methods for Fabricating Microstructures - Described herein are casting and molding methods useful for making microstructured objects. By including a plurality of microfeatures on the surface of an object, other characteristics may be imparted to the object, such as increased hydrophobicity. Some of the casting and molding methods described herein further allow for manufacture of objects having both microfeatures and macro features, for example microfeatures on or within macro features or selected macro feature regions.02-23-2012
20110316188METHOD FOR PRODUCING STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING LIQUID DISCHARGE HEAD - A method for producing a structure includes, in this order, providing a substrate composed of a first resin layer and a second resin layer laminated in this order, the first resin layer being made of a positive photosensitive resin having positive photosensitivity to light having a wavelength of 280 nm or more, and the second resin layer containing an anthracene compound, partially exposing the second resin layer to light having a wavelength of 300 nm or more, radiating light having a wavelength of 280 nm or more to the first resin layer through the exposed portions of the second resin layer using the unexposed portions of the second resin layer as a mask, thereby exposing the first resin layer to light, and removing the exposed portions of the first resin layer to form a structure.12-29-2011
20110156304Die Tool Production Methods Utilizing Additive Manufacturing Techniques - A method for producing a die tool includes forming a substantially complete face plate of the die tool utilizing an additive manufacturing process, forming a support structure of the die tool independently from the face plate, and coupling the face plate with the support structure. A die tool for use in composite manufacturing includes a face plate and stiffening structure integrated with the face plate. The stiffening structure forms one or more hollow channels that transport fluid for heating or cooling during the composite manufacturing. A die tool for use in composite manufacturing includes a face plate and a support structure coupled with the face plate. A ratio of weight of the support structure to weight of the die tool is less than 0.33.06-30-2011
20120007274Method for producing a mould element - A method for producing a mould element provided with a conduit arrangement through which a cooling fluid can flow. The method includes providing a first component and a second component of the mould element, the first component being provided with a precursor arrangement of the conduit arrangement, the precursor arrangement having an open channel arrangement; joining the first component and the second component, so that a surface of the second component faces the open channel arrangement to define therewith the conduit arrangement. The step of joining includes making integral the first component with the second component via a third component formed in contact with the first component and with the second component in an auxiliary mould.01-12-2012
20120007275METHOD OF MANUFACTURING RETARDATION FILM - A method of manufacturing a retardation film includes: a first step of forming, on the same metal master, a main region having several kinds of groove regions having different extending directions of grooves, and a sub region having one kind of groove region having a predetermined extending direction of grooves or several kinds of groove regions having different extending directions of grooves; and a second step of collectively transferring reverse patterns of the main and sub regions on the metal master to a base, and then forming, on a surface of the base, a layer including an alignable material to be aligned in correspondence to irregularity of the surface of the base, thereby forming a patterned retardation region in a site having a reverse pattern of the main region, and forming an alignment mark region in a site having a reverse pattern of the sub region.01-12-2012
20120007273Method of Molding Polymeric Materials to Impart a Desired Texture Thereto - A method of molding a polymeric material to create a desired texture therein using an alumina mold having a plurality of cylindrical pores disposed therein, the method comprising the steps of: a) providing a porous alumina master having a plurality of cylindrical pores dispersed therein, said plurality of cylindrical pores corresponding to projections to be imparted to a surface of a film; disposing a polymeric material between a film and the porous alumina master; and c) applying mechanical pressure to roll the porous alumina master into the polymeric material, wherein the texture imparted to the polymeric molding material comprises projections corresponding to the cylindrical pores of the porous alumina master. A release agent is applied to the porous alumina master prior to disposing the polymeric molding material between the porous alumina master and the film.01-12-2012
20110049754Methods of Creating Soft Formed Hoses and Molds - A method of forming hoses is provided. The method includes generating a virtual design for at least one of a solid durable core and a hollow sacrificial core. At least one of the solid durable core and the hollow sacrificial core is formed using rapid prototyping. A mold cavity is formed using the solid durable core. The hose is formed about the hollow sacrificial core with the hollow sacrificial core in the mold cavity.03-03-2011
20120013038NEGATIVE MOLD COMPRISING PREDEFINED FOAM BLOCKS FOR CASTING A COMPONENT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE NEGATIVE MOLD - A negative mold for casting a component such as a blade of a wind turbine is described The negative mold includes a support structure and a plurality of foam blocks, which are mounted to the support structure in such a manner, that a common surface contour of the plurality of foam blocks defines an outer surface of the component, which is to be casted. Each foam block of the plurality of foam blocks is taken from a predetermined number of different types of foam blocks, each type of foam block is defined by a predetermined foam block size and foam block shape. A method for producing such a negative mold is also described.01-19-2012
20120025415METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PRODUCING PLASTIC MOLDED SKINS HAVING DIFFERENT SUBREGIONS - The present invention relates to a method and a device for producing plastic molded skins having different subregions. For this purpose, before melting the first plastic material, a region of the molding tool surface (02-02-2012
20110089604METHOD OF MANUFACTURING PRODUCTS HAVING A METAL SURFACE - The method for manufacturing products having a metal surface by imparting microfeatures onto the metal surface. The method if further described as the steps of: creating a transfer tool from a microstructured intermediate fabricated from a microstructured prototype having microfeatures; and, transferring the microfeatures to said metal surface using the transfer tool.04-21-2011
20120119411RECONFIGURABLE SHAPE MEMORY POLYMER SUPPORT TOOLING - A support apparatus and method for providing structural support to a shape memory polymer (SMP) apparatus during fabrication of composite parts. The support apparatus may comprise an adjustable, rigid structural member and a plurality of SMP support components transitionable between a rigid and malleable state and fixed to an outer surface of the rigid structural member. The rigid structural member may extend in at least one cross-sectional dimension toward the SMP apparatus, pressing the SMP support components, in their malleable state, against the SMP apparatus. The SMP support components may thereby conform to a first surface of the SMP apparatus, then return to their rigid state while pressed against the SMP apparatus, thus providing a rigid load path between the SMP apparatus and the rigid structural member. Then composite material may be applied to a second surface of the SMP apparatus, opposite of the first surface.05-17-2012
20090206512SYNTACTIC FOAM PLUGS - The present invention provides an improved syntactic foam plug for plug assist thermoforming wherein such plug is composed of a thermoplastic material having a relatively high melting and/or glass transition temperature. Accordingly, the subject invention encompasses diminishing or removing the undesirable characteristics of thermoset syntactic plugs while increasing the ease by which these articles may be constructed for a given use, by forming such plugs from syntactic foams containing thermoplastics.08-20-2009
20120126448FORMING MOLD OR ELECTROFORMING MOTHER DIE HAVING RELEASE LAYER AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A forming mold or electroforming mother die including a mold or mother die, and a release layer composed of an organic thin film on a mold surface or mother die surface which is formed by contacting the mold or mother die with an organic solvent solution including a silane surfactant represented by formula [1]05-24-2012
20120126447MICRO/NANO IMPRINT MOLD OF THE FABRICATING PROCESS AND THE METHOD OF FABRICATING HIGH ASPECT RATIO ANTI-ETCH STRUCTURE BY UTILIZING THEREOF - The invention discloses a mold performing in the micro/nano imprint fabricating process, wherein the mold is utilized to imprint a pattern on a substrate via a material layer. The mold comprises an upper surface, a lower surface, a pre-determined structure and an overflow controlling device. The upper surface and the lower surface are corresponded to each other. The pre-determined structure is disposed on the lower surface of the mold. The overflow controlling device is utilized to maintain the pressure among the material layer and the substrate.05-24-2012
20100052207Method of Preparing Microarray by Using Optically Transparent Array Mold with Concave Portion - A method of preparing a microarray includes preparing an array mold having a concave portion comprising a fluidic channel having a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet, wherein the array mold comprises an optically transparent material; adhering a substrate to a surface of the array mold in which the concave portion is formed to form an adhered structure comprising the array mold and the substrate, the adhered structure comprising a chamber defined by a space between the concave portion and the substrate; and introducing a biomaterial into the chamber via the fluid inlet of the adhered structure to immobilize the biomaterial on a surface of the substrate in the chamber.03-04-2010
20120175808CONCRETE BLOCK AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME - Molds and processes that permit high-speed, mass production of retaining wall blocks having patterned or other processed front faces, as well as retaining wall blocks formed by such processes. The invention permits the front face of the block to be impressed with a pattern or otherwise directly processed, to allow the formation of pre-determined block front faces, while at the same time facilitating high-speed, high-volume production of blocks. A mirror image of the desired pattern can be created on a stripper shoe by selecting a desired three-dimensional surface from a naturally occurring or man made object and digitally scanning the selected three-dimensional pattern to create scanned data. The scanned data can then be used to machine a face of the stripper shoe that is the mirror image of the selected pattern.07-12-2012
20120175807PARTITIONED SHELL MOLD FOR WIND TURBINE BLADES, ITS MANUFACTURING METHOD, AND BLADE PRODUCTION METHOD EMPLOYING THIS MOLD - The invention describes a mold for non-metallic wind turbine blade shells that comprises two semi-molds, upper and lower, hinged with a pivoting system and equipped with stiffening ribs that hold a system of air conduits on it, and which is partitioned transversely in at least two parts (07-12-2012
20100007044METHOD FOR PRODUCING A FIBRE COMPOSITE COMPONENT - Disclosed is a moulding core for producing a fibre composite component, in particular a stringer on a base component in aerospace, of a spiral construction, wherein the moulding core is a hollow profile with an outer geometry adapted to the moulding core and with a slit provided in the wall of the hollow profile and extending spirally around its periphery; and wherein the slit hollow profile is provided with positional fixing, wherein the slit extending spirally around the periphery penetrates the wall of the hollow profile with the exception of at least three locations arranged such that they are distributed around the circumference of the wall of the hollow profile. A method for producing a fibre composite component, such as a fibre composite component for aerospace, is also disclosed.01-14-2010
20100181698METHODS OF FORMING A PART USING SHAPE MEMORY POLYMERS - One method of forming a part includes deforming a shape memory polymer from a permanent shape into a temporary shape, where the permanent shape of the shape memory polymer is a predetermined part shape and the temporary shape is a shape larger than the predetermined part shape. The shape memory polymer in each of the permanent shape and the temporary shape defines a cavity therein. The method further includes introducing a molding material into the cavity of the shape memory polymer, and reverting the shape memory polymer back into its permanent shape. Other methods for forming the part are also disclosed herein.07-22-2010
20120267823SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A PNEUMATIC TIRE MOLD - A system for securing a mold blade to a mold segment includes a plurality of pins placed across the length of the mold blade and a plurality of corresponding recesses on an inner surface of the mold segment. Each pin is placed within a recess securing the mold blade to the mold segment.10-25-2012
20110227249MOLD FOR USE IN MAKING COMPOSITE STRUCTURES - Machinable composite molds for use in molding composite structures. The mold includes a mold body having a tool surface that is shaped to provide the molded surface of the composite structure. The mold body is made up of at least one mold layer composed of a quasi-isotropic material composed of a plurality of randomly oriented fiber bundles or chips impregnated with a resin. The use of randomly oriented fiber chips allows post-cure machining of the mold body.09-22-2011
20130168896System And Method For Making A Golf Ball Having A Patterned Surface - A system and method for making a golf ball having a patterned surface is disclosed. The pattern may be made by a method including machining a pattern of feed marks on the surface of a golf ball mold and using the golf ball mold to mold a golf ball cover layer. The pattern may be configured to create capillary action to substantially counteract gravity and/or other forces acting on a substantially liquid coating material applied to the cover layer of the golf ball.07-04-2013
20110272850MOLD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A mold is provided, at an outer circumferential region thereof, with portions to be gripped, to allow a transfer apparatus to perform transferring to an object. The portions to be gripped are formed in a different shape from the remaining portion of the outer circumferential region. For a mold set including two molds, each of the molds is provided, at an outer circumferential region thereof, with portions to be gripped, to allow the transfer apparatus to perform transferring to the object.11-10-2011
20130127088MOLD FOR RECTANGULAR STRUCTURE - An inner mold body includes a first pair of side walls opposite one another, each of the first pair of side walls having a pair of engagement members attached thereto, a second pair of side walls opposite one another; wherein each of the second pair of side walls is adjacent to each of the first pair of side walls, and a separation mechanism in contact with each of the second pair of side walls.05-23-2013
20130134622Resin Mold, Production Method Thereof, and Use Thereof - A resin mold includes a resin layer having a depressions and protrusions pattern formed in the surface thereof, and a release layer including a mold release agent and formed of uniform thickness on at least the depressions and protrusions pattern of the aforementioned resin layer. The aforementioned resin layer has a solvent soluble resin, and an additive that has bleeding ability with respect to the solvent soluble resin, has a substituent group capable of coupling with the aforementioned mold release agent, and has a substituent group having compatibility with the aforementioned solvent soluble resin. The aforementioned additive is localized in the vicinity of the aforementioned resin layer surface. The group of the additive capable of coupling with the mold release agent condenses with the aforementioned mold release agent so that the aforementioned resin layer and release layer are bonded together.05-30-2013
20110210474DRILL BIT WITH INTEGRAL CUTTINGS SPLITTER AND METHOD OF MAKING - A method of making a drill bit for drilling subterranean formations includes, forming a bit mold defining the drill bit to include at least one recess defining at least one splitter, and filling the bit mold with at least one material.09-01-2011
20130175730SEALANT MOLD FIXTURE FOR A DOME ELEMENT - A sealant mold for sealing a dome element particularly at a lower region about an interface with a substrate such as an aircraft fuel tank wall. The sealant mold is formed from a lightweight plastic material, and includes an outer cap portion having an opening formed therein, in combination with an integral outer skirt to define a gap or trough for receiving and supporting a metered quantity of a curable sealant material. The mold is slidably fitted onto a dome element with outer skirt displaced downwardly to extrude the sealant material about the lower region of the dome element. The sealant material is allowed to cure, after which the sealant mold can be stripped from the cured sealant material.07-11-2013
20110233820MOLD FOR NANOIMPRINT - A mold for nanoimprint including a liquid-crystalline polysilane and having a raised and recessed surface formed by the formation of a smectic phase due to the orientation of the liquid-crystalline polysilane.09-29-2011
20100314794Method and Apparatus for Rapidly Generating Aerospace Tools - A method and apparatus may be present for manufacturing. A shell may be formed having a support structure located in a cavity in which the shell and the support structure may be formed using an additive manufacturing system from a design of a tool. The cavity of the shell may be filled with a filler material through an opening in the shell. The shell may be cured with the filler material to form the tool.12-16-2010
20130154152Precision Continuous Stamp Casting Method for Roll-Based Soft Lithography - Method for casting a continuous cylindrical polymer stamp. The method includes depositing a first layer of a fluid polymer on the inside of a rotatable drum and rotating the drum for a selected time and at a selected angular velocity. The polymer is cured to produce a uniform datum surface. A second layer of polymer is deposited on the first layer in the drum and the drum is rotated until solvent in the polymer has evaporated thereby forming a stable layer. The polymer is selectively exposed and developed to create a desired pattern. Thereafter, a polymer precursor is deposited on the patterned second layer and the polymer precursor is allowed to cure while the drum is rotating to produce a cured stamp. The cured stamp is removed from the drum.06-20-2013
20130187306MOULD TOOLS - A mould tool (07-25-2013
20090032994Method for Manufacturing Slurry and Mold for Precision Casting - A manufacturing method for a slurry for the production of a precision casting mold that includes a zirconia sol and a refractory powder, and a manufacturing method for a precision casting mold that uses the slurry is provided. The present invention relates to a manufacturing method for a slurry for the production of a precision casting mold for a metal that includes a step in which an alkaline zirconia sol (A1) and a refractory powder (D) are mixed, the alkaline zirconia sol (A1) being obtained by a manufacturing method that includes a step (i), in which a zirconium salt (B1) is heated at 60 to 110° C. in an aqueous medium that includes a carbonate of quaternary ammonium, and a step (ii), in which a hydrothermal treatment is carried out at 100 to 250° C. In addition, the present invention relates to a manufacturing method for a slurry for the production of a precision casting mold for a metal that includes a step in which an acidic zirconia sol (C3) and a refractory powder (D) are mixed, the acidic zirconia sol (C3) being obtained by a manufacturing method that includes a step (I), in which an alkaline zirconia sol (A3) and a zirconium salt (B3) are mixed, and a step II, in which the obtained liquid mixture is caused to react at 80 to 250° C.02-05-2009
20130200546VENTED MOLD TOOLING - A method for forming a tool for forming an article provides a series of laminate layers to collectively form a tool body. First and second pluralities of the laminate layers are formed with a forming surface for forming an article in a forming operation. A chamber is formed through the first and second pluralities of laminate layers offset from the forming surface. A vent is formed in each of the second plurality of laminate layers intersecting the forming surface and the chamber. The series of laminate layers are stacked such that each of the first plurality of the laminate layers is alternating with the second plurality of the laminate layers. The stacked series of laminate layers are heated to a temperature wherein the layers braze together.08-08-2013


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