Method and apparatus for manufacturing a bent member

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9227237
APP PUB NO 20120167651A1
SERIAL NO

13336172

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A bending apparatus has (a) a first manipulator which feeds a hollow metal blank of closed cross section in its lengthwise direction, (b) a second manipulator which supports a first support means disposed at a first position and a metal blank while feeding it, a heating means disposed at a second position downstream of the first position in the blank feed direction for heating all or part of the circumference of the blank, and a cooling means disposed at a third position downstream of the second position for cooling a portion of the heated blank, and (c) a third manipulator which constitutes a second support means disposed at a fourth position downstream of the third position in the feed direction of the blank and which moves two-dimensionally or three-dimensionally while supporting at least one location of the metal blank to bend the metal blank into a desired shape.

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Patent Owner(s)

  • KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI;NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION;SUMITOMO PIPE & TUBE CO., LTD.

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Inoue, Saburo Tama, JP 17 101
Kinoshita, Yusuke Kitakyushu, JP 105 618
Kuwayama, Shinjiro Osaka, JP 16 59
Okahisa, Manabu Kitakyushu, JP 26 253
Shimada, Naoaki Osaka, JP 20 40
Suyama, Takashi Kitakyushu, JP 39 299
Tomizawa, Atsushi Minou, JP 41 162

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