Accession Number : ADD003431

Title :   Metal Forming Apparatus for Producing Metal Ribbon Fibers.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Mobley,Carroll E ; Maringer,Robert E

Report Date : 28 Oct 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Recently developed methods and apparatus for fabricating metal fibers directly from the molten state have the potential for development into an airborne chaff generating system. The method of continuous casting metal fiber and filaments of interest here are known as 'melt spinning.' In seeking a more efficient, higher production rate melt spinning system than the prior art multiple orifice type, the flat-jet-nozzle composite chill block system was developed. The patent provides a metal forming apparatus with an improved chill block for continuous manufacturing of a multiplicity of metal ribbon fibers by providing a rotating chill block with alternate bands of high and low thermal capacity to allow shear between fibers in the high and low conductivity bands.

Descriptors :   *Molds(Forms), *Patents, Casting, Metal fibers, Tapes, Rotation, Chaff

Subject Categories : Textiles
      Machinery and Tools
      Radar Countermeasures

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE