Method of Reducing Cycle Time for Flow Drill Screw Operations

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United States of America Patent

APP PUB NO 20190168288A1
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16268681

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A method of reducing the cycle time required for flow-drill screw operations by providing a dimple on a part that is engaged by a flow-drill screw. A tip of the flow-drill screw engages a contact band at a location spaced from the tip of the distal end of the flow-drill screw and base portion of the dimple. Friction between the flow-drill screw tip and dimple creates a heat concentration area and results in displaced material fanning a threaded collar. The flow-drill screw is secured by the threads of the threaded collar.

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FORD GLOBAL TECH LLCNot Provided

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FREIS, Amanda Kay Ann Arbor, US 42 38
GRIMA, Anthony J South Rockwood, US 5 0
HUFF, Garret Sankey Ann Arbor, US 21 7
NORTON, Thomas Ann Arbor, US 17 18

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