Processing

Please wait...

Settings

Settings

Goto Application

1. WO2020222888 - INDUCTIVE HEAT SET INSERT TOOL

Note: Text based on automatic Optical Character Recognition processes. Please use the PDF version for legal matters

[ EN ]

CLAIMS

What is claimed is:

1. A method of installing an insert (100) into a base material (400), the method comprising: forming a hole (402) in the base material (400);

placing the insert (100) on an interface portion (310) of an insertion tool (300);

providing electrical power to a coil (304);

inducing a current in the insert (100) in response to electrical power passing through the coil (304); and

pushing the insert (100) into the hole (402).

2. The method of claim 1, wherein the base material (400) is manufactured by an additive manufacturing technique.

3. The method of claim 1, wherein the base material (400) comprises a material selected from the group consisting of a plastic material, a fiber material, a carbon fiber material, wood, paper, a non-conducting material, a low conducting material, and combinations thereof.

4. The method of claim 1, wherein the surface area of the coil (304) is sufficient to induce a current in each of a plurality of inserts (100) in order to push the plurality of inserts (100) into corresponding holes at the same time.

5. The method of claim 1, wherein the insert (100) comprises brass.

6. The method of claim 1, wherein the insert (100) comprises iron.

7. An insertion tool (300) for installing an insert (100) in a base material (400), the insertion tool (400), comprising:

an interface portion (310) arranged to support the insert (100) prior to insertion; a coil (304) positioned to induce a current in the insert (100) in response to the application of power to the coil (304); and

a controller (306) operable to control the application of power to the coil (304).

8. The insertion tool (300) of claim 7, wherein the base material (400) is manufactured by an additive manufacturing technique.

9. The insertion tool (300) of claim 7, wherein the insert (100) comprises brass.

10. The insertion tool (300) of claim 7, wherein the insert (100) comprises iron.

11. The insertion tool (300) of claim 7, wherein the coil (304) is positioned 3 inches or less from the surface of the base material (400).

12. The insertion tool (300) of claim 7, wherein the interface portion (310) includes an insulating material.

13. A system (700) for installing a plurality of inserts (100) in a base material (400) simultaneously, the system (700) comprising:

a base material (400) including a plurality of holes (402); and

a plurality of insertion tools (300), each insertion tool (300) corresponding to hole (402) in the base material (400), each insertion tool (300) comprising:

an interface portion (310) arranged to support the insert (100) prior to insertion;

a coil (304) positioned to induce a current in the insert (100) in response to the application of power to the coil (304);

wherein a controller (306) is operable to control application of power to the plurality of coils (304) so that the plurality of inserts (100) are installed in the base material (400)

simultaneously.