Continuous Sheet Folding Machine with Microfolding Technology

Elsayed Elsayed (Inventor), Dan Kling (Inventor), Basily Basily (Inventor)

Research output: Innovation

Abstract

<span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-size: 18.67px;"> </span> <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-size: 18.67px;"> </span> <p class="Normal" style="margin-bottom: 0px;margin-left: 0px;text-indent: 0px;"> <br/> <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-size: 18.67px;"> </span> <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-weight: bold;font-size: 18.67px;"> Invention Summary: </span> <br/> <br/> <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-size: 18.67px;"> Folded materials are useful in packaging, sandwich structures, floor boards, car bumpers and other applications where requirements pertaining to shock, vibration, energy absorption, and/or a high strength-to-weight ratio including volume reduction must be met. Folding flat sheets of material into intricate three-dimensional structures may provide a new technology for production of cores and sandwich structures. Currentproduction methods such as stretch-drawing, forging, pressing, casting and fabrication may appear to produce cosmetically similar patterns but the mechanical properties are significantly different. This is particularly so in folding thin sheet materials where variations in sheet thickness and/or mechanical properties are unacceptable. </span> <br/> <br/> <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-size: 18.67px;"> Two Rutgers industrial and systems engineering researchers developed a novel approach to folding sheets of materials including metal, paper, plastic and composites which includes the benefits of three dimensional structures while reducing the reduction of mechanical properties associated with current technologies. In addition, they’ve built and tested a prototype machine capable of producing these unique folding structures. </span> <br/> <br/> <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-size: 18.67px;"> </span> <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-weight: bold;font-size: 18.67px;"> Market Applications: </span> </p> <ul style="list-style-type:disc"> <li class="Normal" style="margin-right: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;text-indent: 0px;font-family: 'Verdana';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 16px;color: #000000;" > <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 18.67px;color: #000000;"> Corrugated Material Fabrication </span> </li> <li class="Normal" style="margin-right: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;text-indent: 0px;font-family: 'Verdana';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 16px;color: #000000;" > <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 18.67px;color: #000000;"> Continuous Manufacturing of Conventional Structures </span> </li> <ul style="list-style-type:disc"> <li class="Normal" style="margin-right: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;text-indent: 0px;font-family: 'Verdana';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 16px;color: #000000;" > <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 18.67px;color: #000000;"> Sandwich Structures </span> </li> <li class="Normal" style="margin-right: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;text-indent: 0px;font-family: 'Verdana';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 16px;color: #000000;" > <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 18.67px;color: #000000;"> Cores for laminated panels </span> </li> <ul style="list-style-type:disc"> <li class="Normal" style="margin-right: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;text-indent: 0px;font-family: 'Verdana';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 16px;color: #000000;" > <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 18.67px;color: #000000;"> Honeycomb </span> </li> <li class="Normal" style="margin-right: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;text-indent: 0px;font-family: 'Verdana';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 16px;color: #000000;" > <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 18.67px;color: #000000;"> Composite Material Cores </span> </li> </ul> </ul> </ul> <p class="Normal" style="margin-bottom: 0px;margin-left: 0px;text-indent: 0px;"> <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-weight: bold;font-size: 18.67px;"> Advantages: </span> </p> <ul style="list-style-type:disc"> <li class="Normal" style="margin-right: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;text-indent: 0px;font-family: 'Verdana';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 16px;color: #000000;" > <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 18.67px;color: #000000;"> Folded sheet configuration may be adapted by changing scale, parameters of the element geometry and material composition </span> </li> <li class="Normal" style="margin-right: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;text-indent: 0px;font-family: 'Verdana';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 16px;color: #000000;" > <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 18.67px;color: #000000;"> Structures can be generated with customized stress/strain characteristics in predetermined values/directions designed to fit surfaces with any curvature </span> </li> <li class="Normal" style="margin-right: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;text-indent: 0px;font-family: 'Verdana';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 16px;color: #000000;" > <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 18.67px;color: #000000;"> Produce three-dimensional patterns that are cosmetically similar but the mechanical properties are </span> </li> <li class="Normal" style="margin-right: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;text-indent: 0px;font-family: 'Verdana';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 16px;color: #000000;" > <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 18.67px;color: #000000;"> Can be used with a plethora of materials </span> </li> <ul style="list-style-type:disc"> <li class="Normal" style="margin-right: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;text-indent: 0px;font-family: 'Verdana';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 16px;color: #000000;" > <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 18.67px;color: #000000;"> Papers </span> </li> <li class="Normal" style="margin-right: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;text-indent: 0px;font-family: 'Verdana';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 16px;color: #000000;" > <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 18.67px;color: #000000;"> Metals </span> </li> <li class="Normal" style="margin-right: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;text-indent: 0px;font-family: 'Verdana';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 16px;color: #000000;" > <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 18.67px;color: #000000;"> Plastics </span> </li> <li class="Normal" style="margin-right: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;text-indent: 0px;font-family: 'Verdana';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 16px;color: #000000;" > <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 18.67px;color: #000000;"> Fabrics </span> </li> <li class="Normal" style="margin-right: 0px;margin-bottom: 0px;text-indent: 0px;font-family: 'Verdana';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 16px;color: #000000;" > <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-style: Normal;font-weight: normal;font-size: 18.67px;color: #000000;"> Composites </span> </li> </ul> </ul> <p class="Normal"> <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-weight: bold;font-size: 18.67px;"> Intellectual Property &amp; Development Status: </span> <br/> <br/> <span style="font-family: 'Arial';font-size: 18.67px;"> Issued U.S. patents: 8,475,350; 7,758,487; 7,115,089; 7,691,045, and multiple PCTs filed </span> <span style="font-family: 'Calibri';font-style: Normal;font-size: 16px;"> </span> </p>
Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Apr 2018
Externally publishedYes

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Sandwich structures
Mechanical properties
Corrugated materials
Composite materials
Pressing (forming)
Plastics
Fabrication
Industrial engineering
Intellectual property
Energy absorption
Patents and inventions
Forging
Metals
Systems engineering
Packaging
Casting
Railroad cars
Geometry
Chemical analysis

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Elsayed, E., Kling, D., & Basily, B. (2018). Continuous Sheet Folding Machine with Microfolding Technology.
Elsayed, Elsayed (Inventor) ; Kling, Dan (Inventor) ; Basily, Basily (Inventor). / Continuous Sheet Folding Machine with Microfolding Technology.
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Elsayed E, Kling D, Basily B, inventors. Continuous Sheet Folding Machine with Microfolding Technology. 2018 Apr.