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1. (US20190217380) MULTI-DIRECTIONAL UNIBODY CASTING MACHINE FOR A VEHICLE FRAME AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

Office : United States of America
Application Number: 15874348 Application Date: 18.01.2018
Publication Number: 20190217380 Publication Date: 18.07.2019
Publication Kind : A1
IPC:
B22D 17/22
B22D 17/20
B22D 17/00
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
22
CASTING; POWDER METALLURGY
D
CASTING OF METALS; CASTING OF OTHER SUBSTANCES BY THE SAME PROCESSES OR DEVICES
17
Pressure die casting or injection die casting, i.e. casting in which the metal is forced into a mould under high pressure
20
Accessories; Details
22
Dies; Die plates; Die supports; Cooling equipment for dies; Accessories for loosening and ejecting castings from dies
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
22
CASTING; POWDER METALLURGY
D
CASTING OF METALS; CASTING OF OTHER SUBSTANCES BY THE SAME PROCESSES OR DEVICES
17
Pressure die casting or injection die casting, i.e. casting in which the metal is forced into a mould under high pressure
20
Accessories; Details
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
22
CASTING; POWDER METALLURGY
D
CASTING OF METALS; CASTING OF OTHER SUBSTANCES BY THE SAME PROCESSES OR DEVICES
17
Pressure die casting or injection die casting, i.e. casting in which the metal is forced into a mould under high pressure
CPC:
B62D 23/005
B22D 17/2236
B22D 17/002
B22D 17/2015
Applicants: Tesla, Inc.
Inventors: Matthew Kenneth Kallas
Priority Data:
Title: (EN) MULTI-DIRECTIONAL UNIBODY CASTING MACHINE FOR A VEHICLE FRAME AND ASSOCIATED METHODS
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(EN)

A multi-directional casting machine for casting a frame of a vehicle is described herein. The casting machine may include a central hub having a cover die portion and a plurality of ejector die portions translatable relative to the cover die portion and configured to meet at the central hub. The plurality of ejector die portions include first and second ejector die portions configured to translate along a first axis and a third ejector die portion configured to translate along a second axis extending substantially perpendicular to the first axis between closed and open positions. The first, second, and third ejector die portions are adjacent a first, second, and third sides, respectively, of the cover die portion in the closed positions and spaced apart from the cover die portion in the open positions. The plurality of ejector die portions form a mold cavity corresponding to a portion of a vehicle frame.