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1. (WO2010114492) FLOW FORMING APPARATUS

Pub. No.:    WO/2010/114492    International Application No.:    PCT/SG2010/000129
Publication Date: Fri Oct 08 01:59:59 CEST 2010 International Filing Date: Thu Apr 01 01:59:59 CEST 2010
IPC: B23B 5/00
B23B 25/00
B23Q 39/00
B23B 11/00
B23B 47/00
B23Q 41/00
Applicants: AGENCY FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH
DANNO, Atsushi
WONG, Chow, Cher
TONG, Kin, Kong, Steven
LUN, Chee, Leong
Inventors: DANNO, Atsushi
WONG, Chow, Cher
TONG, Kin, Kong, Steven
LUN, Chee, Leong
Title: FLOW FORMING APPARATUS
Abstract:
Various embodiments provide a flow forming apparatus including: a lathe, the lathe having a base body including a machine bed and a headstock connected to the machine bed, a chuck supported by the headstock, and a mandrel configured to receive a workpiece, with the mandrel having a longitudinal axis and being supported by the headstock; and a build-up system, the build-up system including: a roller head structure having a movably supported roller housing supporting a roller, with the roller being configured to act on the workpiece when the workpiece is received by the mandrel; an axial feeder configured to drive the roller head structure in the axial direction of the longitudinal axis of the mandrel; a radial feeder configured to drive the at least one moveably supported roller housing in the radial direction of the longitudinal axis of the mandrel; and a frame, the frame supporting the roller head structure and the axial feeder; wherein the build-up system is a system separated from the lathe, wherein the machine bed supports the frame, and wherein the frame is fixed to the lathe.