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1. (WO2018064138) RAPID HEATING OF SHEET METAL BLANKS FOR STAMPING

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/064138    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/053665
Publication Date: Fri Apr 06 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Sep 28 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: H05B 6/06
H05B 6/10
Applicants: NOVELIS INC.
Inventors: MALPICA, Julio
WU, Cedric
KULKARNI, Rahul Vilas
BROWN, Rodger
BENDZINSKI, Duane E.
Title: RAPID HEATING OF SHEET METAL BLANKS FOR STAMPING
Abstract:
Systems and methods of hot forming a metal blank include receiving the metal blank at a heater and positioning the blank adjacent a magnetic rotor of the heater. The systems and methods also include heating the metal blank through the magnetic rotor by rotating the magnetic rotor. Rotating the magnetic rotor induces a magnetic field into the metal blank such that the metal blank is heated.