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Toroid Joining GunThe Toroid Joining Gun is a low cost, self-contained, portable low powered (100-400 watts) thermoplastic welding system developed at Langley Research Center for joining plastic and composite parts using an induction heating technique. The device developed for use in the fabrication of large space sructures (LSST Program) can be used in any atmosphere or in a vacuum. Components can be joined in situ, whether on earth or on a space platform. The expanded application of this welding gun is in the joining of thermoplastic composites, thermosetting composites, metals, and combinations of these materials. Its low-power requirements, light weight, rapid response, low cost, portability, and effective joining make it a candidate for solving many varied and unique bonding tasks.
Document ID
19850043837
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Buckley, J. D. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Fox, R. L. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Swaim, R J. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 1985
Subject Category
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Report/Patent Number
SAE PAPER 850408
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other