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1. US5726411 - Method and apparatus for making holes in a workpiece

Office United States of America
Application Number 08548165
Application Date 25.10.1995
Publication Number 5726411
Publication Date 10.03.1998
Grant Number 5726411
Grant Date 10.03.1998
Publication Kind A
IPC
B23K 26/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
23MACHINE TOOLS; METAL-WORKING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
KSOLDERING OR UNSOLDERING; WELDING; CLADDING OR PLATING BY SOLDERING OR WELDING; CUTTING BY APPLYING HEAT LOCALLY, e.g. FLAME CUTTING; WORKING BY LASER BEAM
26Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring
B23P 13/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
23MACHINE TOOLS; METAL-WORKING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
POTHER WORKING OF METAL; COMBINED OPERATIONS; UNIVERSAL MACHINE TOOLS
13Making metal objects by operations essentially involving machining but not covered by a single other subclass
B23K 26/03
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
23MACHINE TOOLS; METAL-WORKING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
KSOLDERING OR UNSOLDERING; WELDING; CLADDING OR PLATING BY SOLDERING OR WELDING; CUTTING BY APPLYING HEAT LOCALLY, e.g. FLAME CUTTING; WORKING BY LASER BEAM
26Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring
02Positioning or observing the workpiece, e.g. with respect to the point of impact; Aligning, aiming or focusing the laser beam
03Observing, e.g. monitoring, the workpiece
B23K 26/14
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
23MACHINE TOOLS; METAL-WORKING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
KSOLDERING OR UNSOLDERING; WELDING; CLADDING OR PLATING BY SOLDERING OR WELDING; CUTTING BY APPLYING HEAT LOCALLY, e.g. FLAME CUTTING; WORKING BY LASER BEAM
26Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring
14using a fluid stream, e.g. a jet of gas, in conjunction with the laser beam; Nozzles therefor
B23K 26/38
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
23MACHINE TOOLS; METAL-WORKING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
KSOLDERING OR UNSOLDERING; WELDING; CLADDING OR PLATING BY SOLDERING OR WELDING; CUTTING BY APPLYING HEAT LOCALLY, e.g. FLAME CUTTING; WORKING BY LASER BEAM
26Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring
36Removing material
38by boring or cutting
B23P 15/16
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
23MACHINE TOOLS; METAL-WORKING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
POTHER WORKING OF METAL; COMBINED OPERATIONS; UNIVERSAL MACHINE TOOLS
15Making specific metal objects by operations not covered by a single other subclass or a group in this subclass
16plates with holes of very small diameter e.g. for spinning or burner nozzles
CPC
B23P 15/16
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
23MACHINE TOOLS; METAL-WORKING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
PMETAL-WORKING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; COMBINED OPERATIONS; UNIVERSAL MACHINE TOOLS
15Making specific metal objects by operations not covered by a single other subclass or a group in this subclass
16plates with holes of very small diameter, e.g. for spinning or burner nozzles
B23K 26/03
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
23MACHINE TOOLS; METAL-WORKING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
KSOLDERING OR UNSOLDERING; WELDING; CLADDING OR PLATING BY SOLDERING OR WELDING; CUTTING BY APPLYING HEAT LOCALLY, e.g. FLAME CUTTING; WORKING BY LASER BEAM
26Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring
02Positioning or observing the workpiece, e.g. with respect to the point of impact; Aligning, aiming or focusing the laser beam
03Observing, e.g. monitoring, the workpiece
B23K 26/14
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
23MACHINE TOOLS; METAL-WORKING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
KSOLDERING OR UNSOLDERING; WELDING; CLADDING OR PLATING BY SOLDERING OR WELDING; CUTTING BY APPLYING HEAT LOCALLY, e.g. FLAME CUTTING; WORKING BY LASER BEAM
26Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring
14using a fluid stream, e.g. a jet of gas, in conjunction with the laser beam; Nozzles therefor
B23K 26/1462
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
23MACHINE TOOLS; METAL-WORKING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
KSOLDERING OR UNSOLDERING; WELDING; CLADDING OR PLATING BY SOLDERING OR WELDING; CUTTING BY APPLYING HEAT LOCALLY, e.g. FLAME CUTTING; WORKING BY LASER BEAM
26Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring
14using a fluid stream, e.g. a jet of gas, in conjunction with the laser beam; Nozzles therefor
1462Nozzles; Features related to nozzles
B23K 26/389
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
23MACHINE TOOLS; METAL-WORKING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
KSOLDERING OR UNSOLDERING; WELDING; CLADDING OR PLATING BY SOLDERING OR WELDING; CUTTING BY APPLYING HEAT LOCALLY, e.g. FLAME CUTTING; WORKING BY LASER BEAM
26Working by laser beam, e.g. welding, cutting or boring
36Removing material
38by boring or cutting
382by boring
389of fluid openings, e.g. nozzles, jets
Applicants Solar Turbines Incorporated
Inventors Abreu Mario E.
Rawlins Douglas C.
Sood Virendra M.
Sperling James B.
Agents Cain Larry G.
Title
(EN) Method and apparatus for making holes in a workpiece
Abstract
(EN)

The present method of making a workpiece having a plurality of holes defined therein includes the plurality of holes defining a specific flow at a specific flow condition. The method of making the plurality of holes includes generally the steps of forming a first portion of holes having a first preestablished hole cross-sectional area being defined by a predetermined flow characteristic value of the first preestablished hole cross-sectional area at the specific flow condition; a cavity being formed; positioning a flow establishing device in communication with the cavity; positioning a flow measuring device in operative relationship with the flow establishing device; actuating the flow establishing device and establishing a flow through the first portion of holes; monitoring the flow; comparing the flow with the predetermined flow characteristic value; determining a flow requirement of a second portion of holes based on an accumulative predetermined flow characteristic value of the first and second portions of holes and the measured flow of the first portion of holes; conforming the forming device to a second predetermined hole cross-sectional area and forming the second portion of said plurality of holes having the second predetermined hole cross-sectional area; and repeating the aforementioned steps successively for the remaining portions of the plurality of holes until the required number of holes in the workpiece have been formed.