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Title:
VACUUM FORMING MOLD ASSEMBLY AND ASSOCIATED METHODS
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2019/103827
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
The present disclosure is directed to a method for creating a vacuum forming mold assembly. The method includes forming a plurality of support plates. Each support plate includes a surface defining a shape corresponding to a cross-section of at least a portion of the mold cavity. The method also includes removably coupling a mold body to the plurality of support plates to form the mold assembly. The mold body conforms to the shape of the surface of each support plate after being removably coupled to the plurality of support plates such that the mold body defines at least a portion of a mold cavity of the mold assembly. The mold body defines at least one of one or more vacuum manifolds or one or more fluid passages.

Inventors:
TOBIN, James, Robert (300 Garlington Road, Greenville, SC, 29615, US)
AYYASAMY, Boobalan (300 Garlington Road, Greenville, SC, 29615, US)
MCCALIP, Andrew (2300 Mccue, #318Houston, TX, 77056, US)
Application Number:
US2018/059154
Publication Date:
August 08, 2019
Filing Date:
November 05, 2018
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Assignee:
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (1 River Road, Schenectady, NY, 12345, US)
International Classes:
B29C51/34; B29C51/10; F03D1/06
Foreign References:
US20170225362A12017-08-10
EP0435446A21991-07-03
CN204488065U2015-07-22
JP2012158151A2012-08-23
CN104955278A2015-09-30
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
ZHANG, Douglas, D. et al. (General Electric Company, Global Patent Operation900 Main Avenue, 3rd Foo, Norwalk CT, 06851, US)
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