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1. (WO2018122399) METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A TRANSVERSE SEGMENT FOR A DRIVE BELT FOR A CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/122399    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/025002
Publication Date: Fri Jul 06 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Jan 03 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: F16G 5/16
B21D 28/00
Applicants: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
Inventors: VAN DEN HEUVEL, Robert
ROMPEN, Guillaume, Gerard, Hubertus
Title: METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A TRANSVERSE SEGMENT FOR A DRIVE BELT FOR A CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION
Abstract:
The present invention concerns a method for manufacturing a transverse segment (1) with a base portion (10) and a pillar portion (11) defining a higher-lying contact area (15) and a lower-lying recessed surface part (14), which transverse segment (1) is destined to be part of a drive belt. According to the present invention and prior to cutting the transverse segment (1) out of basic material (50), a hole (53) is punched into the basic material (50) to the side of the pillar portion (11) at the location of the lower-lying recessed surface part (14) thereof. Thereafter, the lower-lying recessed surface part (14) is pressed into the basic material (50) and only then is the transverse segment (1) completely cut-out the basic material (50).