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1. (WO2007000160) A METHOD AND A TOOL FOR SHAPING AN ELONGATED DEFORMABLE MEMBER FOR A HEARING AID

Pub. No.:    WO/2007/000160    International Application No.:    PCT/DK2005/000430
Publication Date: Jan 4, 2007 International Filing Date: Jun 27, 2005
IPC: B29C 33/38
B29C 67/00
B29C 53/08
H04R 31/00
Applicants: WIDEX A/S
ESPERSEN, Christian, Bohl
TØPHOLM, Jan
OLSEN, Jørgen, Mejner
Inventors: ESPERSEN, Christian, Bohl
TØPHOLM, Jan
OLSEN, Jørgen, Mejner
Title: A METHOD AND A TOOL FOR SHAPING AN ELONGATED DEFORMABLE MEMBER FOR A HEARING AID
Abstract:
A tool (20) and a method for shaping an elongated deformable member for a hearing aid (1). The tool (20) is manufactured using a rapid prototyping process. The tool comprises a first holding means (21) for a first end of the elongated member, a second holding means (31) for holding a second end of the elongated member, and positioning means (26, 28) for positioning and holding intermediate parts of said elongated member between said first end and said second end in a fixed desired shape. The shaping a of the deformable elongated member comprises the steps of placing the first end of the elongated member in a predetermined position, positioning said intermediate parts of said elongated member in a predetermined position, placing the second end of the elongated member in a predetermined position, heating said elongated member, and cooling said elongated member.