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Publication numberUS3488988 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 13, 1970
Filing dateAug 18, 1967
Priority dateAug 18, 1967
Also published asDE1959335A1, DE1959335B2, DE1959335C3
Publication numberUS 3488988 A, US 3488988A, US-A-3488988, US3488988 A, US3488988A
InventorsRoger E Laigle, Antone F Rakich, Richard J Christine
Original AssigneeAnaconda American Brass Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Processing of longitudinally ridged brass strip and product
US 3488988 A
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Jan. 13, 1970 LAlGLE ET AL 3,488,988

PROCESSING OF LONGITUDINALLY RIDGED BRASS STRIP AND PRODUCT Filed Aug. 18, 1967 PIC-3.1

INVENTORS ROGER E. LAIGLE ANTONE F RAKICH RICHARD J. CHRISTINE ATTORN EYS United States Patent 3,488,988 PROCESSING OF LONGITUDINALLY RIDGED BRASS STRIP AND PRODUCT Roger E. Laigle, Torrington, Antone F. Rakich, Waterbury, and Richard J. Christine, Woodbury, Conn., assignors to Anaconda American Brass Company, Waterbury, Conn., a corporation of Connecticut Filed Aug. 18, 1967, Ser. No. 661,679 Int. Cl. B21b 1/00, 1/08 US. Cl. 72366 6 Claims ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE Strip straightness is realized during rolling of longitudinal ridges in an intermediate portion of a metal strip by flattening the marginal edges of the strip while rolling of the intermediate longitudinal ridges and forming relatively broad longitudinal raised portions on both sides of the strip which are raised above the flattened marginal portion to guide the strip during rolling.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION This invention relates to the processing of metal strip to raise longitudinal ridges along an intermediate portion thereof and to the metal strip per se.

In the fabrication of metal strip wherein longitudinal ridges are raised along an intermediate portion of the strip by a rolling operation, movement of the metal by the rolling operation must be in a direction perpendicular to the plane of strip and at a right angle to the rolling direction. It has been found that where a plurality of ridges are being raised on a flat strip by rolling, the metal did not fill the grooves in the roll and the height of the ridges was not that desired. Attempts to increase the pressure on the roll to overcome this difliculty only resulted in roll .breakages. Furthermore, the strip has never successfully been rolled straight primarily because of displacement of the metal laterally during rolling due perhaps to small variations in the ductility of the metal, its lubrication and surface conditions. It is a purpose of this invention to improve the manufacture of this type metal strip by rolling so that extreme straightness in the strip will be realized and a more precision ridged metal strip element will result.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION The invention provides a method of raising longitudinal ridges in an intermediate portion of metal strip by a rolling operation in which a metal strip is passed through a grooved roll and metal is displaced perpendicular to the plane of the strip and perpendicular to the rolling direction along one surface of the strip to form ridges. According to the invention, by flattening the marginal edges of the strip during rolling of the intermediate ridges and forming relatively broad longitudinal raised portions which are raised above the flattened marginal portion between the flattened marginal edges and the intermediate raised portion on both sides of the strip, the strip is guided during the rolling operation to promote strip straightness; and metal flow along the intermediate portion into the grooves of the roll is assured. It is preferred that the width of the flattened marginal portion and the raised portion of the strip be substantially the same and that the difference in cross-sectional area between the flat marginal portion and the portion of the strip that includes the raised portion is equal to the area of the raised portion that extends above a fiat plane which extends parallel to the strip and includes the surface of the flattened marginal portions.

3,488,988 Patented Jan. 13, 1970 ice BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING FIG. 1 is a side elevation of a metal strip being passed through a roll assembly;

FIG. 2 is an enlarged cross-section of one form of metal strip of the invention, and

FIG. 3 is an enlarged cross-section of a second form of metal strip.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS Referring initially to FIG. 1, a flat strip 10 is fed through a grooved roll assembly 11 which is comprised of an upper grooved roll 12 and a lower roll 13 not grooved. In this example the strip is a flat brass strip of nominally .026" thickness by 5 wide and is being rolled to place longitudinal intermediate sharp ridges along one surface for the purpose of providing electrical contacts which take the form of serrations and can penetrate the insulation on magnet wire when crimped so as to splice together several magnet wires.

The upper grooved roll 12 is configured to give the configurations shown in FIGS. 2 and 3. In such a rolling operation, in order to raise intermediate longitudinal ridges 14 14' the metal will flow perpendicular to the plane of the strip and thus perpendicular to the rolling direction upwardly into the grooved roll and substantially fill the grooves. By simultaneously forming a flattened marginal edge 15, 15' on both sides of the longitudinal strip and forming relatively broad longitudinal raised portions 16, 16' between the flattened marginal edges and spaced from the adjacent intermediate raised ridges on both sides of the strip it has been found that the broad longitudinally raised portions promote strip straightness by serving as guides during the rolling operation. It is preferred that the flattened marginal portions 15, 15' and the raised portions 16, 16' are of substantially the same width so that the difference in cross-sectional area between the flattened marginal portion 15, 15' and the portion of the strip which includes the raised portion 16 will be equal to the area of the raised portion which extends above a flat plane which extends parallel to the strip and includes the surface of the flattened marginal portion 15 and in the embodiments shown would include the surface of flats between the longitudinal ridges.

The intermediate raised ridges 14, 14 also preferably extend above the raised portion 16, 16' where the longitudinal ridges are to serve as contacts. In FIG. 2 the raised ridges 14 are relatively sharp and are suitable for penetration of thin insulating coatings, whereas the ridges 14 of FIG. 3 are rounded and to be suitable for penetration of insulation they should be skived or otherwise sharpened.

By adding the flattened marginal portion 15 and the broad raised portion 16 extreme strip straightness has been realized and the invention of this configuration has made the difference between success and failure in the manufacture of thin metal strip with raised longitudinal ridges along one surface.

We claim:

1. A method of raising longitudinal ridges in an intermediate portion of metal strip by a rolling operation in which a metal strip is passe-d through a grooved roll and metal is displaced perpendicular to the plane of the strip and perpendicular to the rolling direction along one surface thereof to form the ridges comprising flattening the marginal edges of the strip during rolling of the ridges and Etorming relatively broad longitudinal raised portions which are raised above the flattened marginal portion between the flattened marginal edges and the adjacent intermediate raised ridges on both sides of the strip which guide the strip during rolling to promote strip straightness and metal flow along the intermediate portion into the grooves of the roll is eflected.

2. A method according to claim 1 wherein the width of the flattened marginal portion and the raised portion of the strip are substantially the same and the diflerence in cross-sectional area between the flat marginal portion and the portion of the strip including the raised portion is equal to the area of the raised portion which extends above a flat plane drawn parallel to the strip and including the surface of flattened marginal portion.

3. A method according to claim 2 wherein the longitudinal ridges in the intermediate portion extend to a height greater than the height of the raised portions.

4. A flat metal strip comprising sharpened longitudinal ridges in an intermediate portion of a strip, flattened marginal edges along both side edges of the strip, and two broad longitudinal raised portions which are raised above the flattened marginal portions between the flattened marginal edges and the adjacent intermediate ridges on both sides of the strip.

5. A strip according to claim 4 wherein the width of the flattened marginal portion and the raised portion of the strip are substantially the same and the diflerence in cross-sectional area between the flat marginal portion and the portion of the strip including the raised portion is equal to the area of the raised portion which extends above a flat plane drawn parallel to the strip and including the surface of flattened marginal portion.

6. A strip according to claim 4 wherein the longitudinal ridges in the intermediate portion extend to a height greater than the height of the raised portions.

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 10/1909 Bell 72197 3/1940 Gibbons 72-199 U.S. Cl. X.Ra 29-l83.5, 193

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Referenced by
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US3850019 *Nov 28, 1972Nov 26, 1974Anaconda American Brass CoMethod of producing a metal strip including a longitudinal channel by roll-form reduction of a multi-gage strip
US3866451 *Feb 4, 1974Feb 18, 1975Olin CorpMethod for producing multiple gauge strip
US6776022 *Oct 12, 2001Aug 17, 2004Cordis CorporationStent with variable wall thickness
US7070617Jul 1, 2004Jul 4, 2006Cordis CorporationStent with variable wall thickness
US20020016623 *Oct 12, 2001Feb 7, 2002Kula John S.Stent with variable wall thickness
US20040236405 *Jul 1, 2004Nov 25, 2004Kula John S.Stent with variable wall thickness
DE2254530A1 *Nov 8, 1972May 16, 1974Schmidt Gmbh KarlVerfahren zur fertigung spanlos geformter lagerbuchsen
Classifications
U.S. Classification428/573, 72/252.5, 428/923
International ClassificationB21B1/22
Cooperative ClassificationY10S428/923, B21B1/227
European ClassificationB21B1/22R
Legal Events
DateCodeEventDescription
Feb 19, 1986AS06Security interest
Owner name: AMERICAN BRASS COMPANY, L.P., A DELAWARE LIMITED P
Effective date: 19851206
Owner name: HELLER FINANCIAL CENTRAL, INC., 105 WEST ADAMS STR
Feb 19, 1986ASAssignment
Owner name: CONTINENTAL BANK OF CANADA, NEW YORK BRANCH, 245 P
Owner name: HELLER FINANCIAL CENTRAL, INC., 105 WEST ADAMS STR
Free format text: SECURITY INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:AMERICAN BRASS COMPANY, L.P., A DELAWARE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP;REEL/FRAME:004510/0187
Effective date: 19851206
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Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST. SUBJECT TO LICENSE RECITED;ASSIGNOR:ATLANTIC RICHFIELD COMPANY, ACORP. OF DE.;REEL/FRAME:004492/0486
Effective date: 19851129
Jan 18, 1982ASAssignment
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Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST.;ASSIGNOR:ANACONDA COMPANY THE, A DE CORP;REEL/FRAME:003992/0218
Effective date: 19820115