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System for conditioning material using a laser and method thereof

A method for conditioning a welded vehicle body assembly is provided. The method includes welding the vehicle body member to at least one additional vehicle body member together to form the welded vehicle body assembly, the welded vehicle body assembly includes a weld area; and laser annealing a weld heat affected zone adjacent to the weld area to soften material in the weld heat affected zone.. ... Magna International Inc

Laser sintered die surface for a tool

A forming system includes a first die, a second die, and a cooling system. A sintered material is formed on opposing portions of the first and second die surfaces to form a relatively low thermal conductive die region. ... Magna International Inc

Tunable vehicle suspension assembly

The vehicle suspension component includes first and second trailing arms that are spaced from one another for attachment with vehicle wheels. The suspension component also includes at least one cross-member that is rigidly connected with the first trailing arm and is operably connected with the second trailing arm in a non-rigid manner. ... Magna International Inc

Method and apparatus for forming materials with low ductility

The invention provides an apparatus and a method of forming a material of low ductility including providing a first sheet made from a material of low ductility, providing an integrated forming device comprising a heat source and a forming element, and moving the forming element relative to the first sheet along a forming direction while simultaneously heating a localized portion of the first sheet along the forming direction at a substantially constant predetermined distance in front of the forming element. The predetermined distance is selected so as to yield a predetermined temperature to achieve a predetermined ductility at the localized portion of the first sheet when the forming element reaches the localized portion of the first sheet.. ... Magna International Inc

Tailored material properties using infrared radiation and infrared absorbent coatings

A method of manufacturing a structural component having tailored material properties by applying an ir-absorbent coating to a substrate formed of a ferrous-based, aluminum-based, magnesium-based, or fiber reinforced composite material is provided. The coating is preferably formed of iron oxide (fe304) decorated multiwall carbon nanotubes. ... Magna International Inc

Non-metallic coating for steel substrates and method for forming the same

A non-metallic coating for a steel substrate or for a coated steel substrate includes a first layer fabricated from at least one of a silicon oxide, a silicon nitride, and a silicon oxynitride, as well as a second layer fabricated from chromium nitride. The second layer has a thickness between 3 nm and 30 nm, and the first layer and the second layer together form a stacked-layer structure having a total thickness of not more than 300 nm.. ... Magna International Inc

Vehicle twist axle assembly

The twist axle assembly includes a pair of spaced apart trailing arms and a twist beam of which extends in a first direction between the trailing arms. The twist beam includes a pair of end portions and a middle portion. ... Magna International Inc

Compact power running board

A compact deployable/retractable running board assembly for a motor vehicle including a running board, linkage coupled to the running board, and a motor assembly coupled to an actuator, the running board moveable between at least one stowed position and at least one deployed position. The linkage includes a drive arm connected to a pivot shaft within a housing at a location on the pivot shaft between two bushings that are coupled to the pivot shaft within the housing. ... Magna International Inc

Oscillating remote laser welding on a fillet lap joint

The invention provides an economical laser welding method for joining two metal materials with a fillet joint. The method reliably compensates for tolerances between the two materials and can be used in various light conditions and production environments. ... Magna International Inc

Method and apparatus for laser assisted power washing

A process for removing a material that is adhered to an underlying surface includes using a laser beam to heat the material to reduce the strength of adhesion between the material and the underlying surface. A stream of gas is directed at the heated material to displace the heated material from the underlying surface.. ... Magna International Inc

Vehicle twist axle assembly

The twist axle assembly includes a twist beam which is made of a single integral piece, extends along a length between opposite ends and the twist beam has an open cross-sectional shape between the ends. The twist beam is stamped into a u-shape with a middle section that extends in a first direction between a pair of trailing arm sections. ... Magna International Inc

Progressive press line assembly

A system for producing a vehicle body assembly in a manufacturing facility is provided. The system includes a forming station configured to form a vehicle body member from a metal material; and an assembly station configured to assemble the vehicle body member with at least one additional vehicle body member to form the vehicle body assembly. ... Magna International Inc

Process for laser-assisted tool build and repair

A tool for forming a shaped product has a support body that is fabricated from a first material, such as for instance cast iron. The first material defines a first portion of a forming surface of the tool and has a feature supported thereon. ... Magna International Inc

Lightweight vehicle pan assembly and method for attachment to vehicle frame via welding

A lightweight vehicle pan assembly and for attachment to a vehicle frame via welding includes at least one metal flange and a molded pan body. The at least one metal flange has a weld portion adapted for welded attachment to the vehicle frame and an interface portion extending from the weld portion. ... Magna International Inc

07/27/17 / #20170210299

Combination running board and sidestep having a linear drive

Running board assembly for a motor vehicle having a passenger cab and a box. The running board assembly includes a linear actuator assembly partly disposed within a housing assembly, a running board operably coupled to the linear actuator assembly and movable relative to the housing assembly between a stowed position tucked underneath the vehicle, a cab entry position generally outwardly from the vehicle to support a user entering or exiting the passenger cab, and a box side step disposed generally outwardly from the vehicle and rearward of the cab entry position to provide a user with side access to the box, and a motor operably coupled to the linear actuator assembly for driving the linear actuator assembly in opposing first and second directions. ... Magna International Inc

07/20/17 / #20170203629

Twist beam axle assembly and method of manufacturing same

A twist axle assembly (20) of a vehicle includes a pair of trailing arms (22) and a twist beam (24) extending along an axis (a) between first and second twist beam ends (26, 28). The twist axle assembly (20) further includes a bushing (38) interconnected to each one of the first and second twist beam ends (26, 28) and a respective trailing arm (22) for establishing a weld-less n joint between the twist beam (24) and the trailing arm (24). ... Magna International Inc

07/13/17 / #20170197487

Twist beam axle assembly with lateral adjustability

A twist axle assembly (20) of a vehicle includes a pair of trailing arms (22) and a twist beam (24) having a base portion (46) extending along an axis (a) between first and second twist beam ends (42, 44). The twist beam (24) includes a pair of side walls (48) extending downwardly from the base portion (46) and each disposed in spaced relationship with the trailing arms (22). ... Magna International Inc

06/29/17 / #20170183758

Austempering of structural components

An austempered structural steel component for an automotive vehicle, and a method for manufacturing the component, is provided. The structural component can be a twist axle, spring link, control arm, pillar, trailer hitch, bumper, body or suspension attachment bracket for a truck frame, or other chassis, body in white, or safety-related component. ... Magna International Inc

06/22/17 / #20170174056

Composite liftgate

A composite liftgate including an inner panel construction having strengthening channel structure in combination with a ribbing. Structural steel reinforcements are bonded to the inner panel where additional strength is needed. ... Magna International Inc

06/22/17 / #20170173898

End of arm tooling

End of arm tooling system and a method for manufacture is provided. The end or arm tooling system provides automated material handling, part manipulation, preforming and transferring of a pre-impregnated carbon fiber material. ... Magna International Inc

06/22/17 / #20170173860

Resistive implant welding carbon fiber thermoplastics using highly conductive mesh

A method of resistive implant welding carbon fiber thermoplastic composites which includes providing at least two portions of a component formed with carbon fiber material, the at least two portions of the component each have a welding surface where the at least two portions of the component are welded together. One or more conductors of copper or aluminum mesh material positioned between the welding surface of the two portions. ... Magna International Inc

06/15/17 / #20170166148

Lightweight extruded aluminum bumper

A longitudinally extending extruded aluminum bumper is constructed and used in a bumper assembly to protect a vehicle from impact. The bumper includes a three wall design, formed by an integrally formed top wall and a bottom wall interconnected by a front vertically extending wall. ... Magna International Inc

05/18/17 / #20170137075

Deployable aerodynamic side panel system

An active side panel assembly having at least one deployable panel(22) and at least one actuator (30). The deployable panel deploys and retracts based on vehicle requirements and provides valuable reduction in vehicle drag, thereby reducing emissions and improving fuel economy. ... Magna International Inc

05/18/17 / #20170136528

High-pressure die casting apparatus and method

A high-pressure die casting apparatus including a shot sleeve extending through a first die half to a molding surface, and a plunger received in the shot sleeve is provided. The shot sleeve includes a side wall presenting a fluid passageway and a partial end wall disposed in a fixed position relative to the side wall. ... Magna International Inc

05/11/17 / #20170129326

Vehicle compartment louver carrier with integrated ducting

The present invention is directed to a carrier for an automobile with integrated active ducting. The carrier includes at least one aperture, and at least one louver rotatably mounted in the aperture. ... Magna International Inc

04/27/17 / #20170114921

Plastic injection mold - svg actuator - internal seal upgrade

An improved life hydraulic valve actuator for a mold used in an injection molding machine. The actuator includes a housing for insertion into a hot runner assembly having a movable valve gate pin. ... Magna International Inc

04/20/17 / #20170108418

Shifting a forming limit curve based on zero friction analysis

Sheet metal is provided as a template to create a finished product. After various metal transformation techniques are performed on the sheet metal, the sheet metal may be converted to the finished product. ... Magna International Inc

04/20/17 / #20170106922

Active front deflector

An active front deflector assembly having a deflector panel, actuator, and linkage assemblies each with a predetermined ratio of the links to each other for motion of the deflector panel. The assembly deploys and retracts based on vehicle requirements, and, when deployed, redirects the air flow in the front of the vehicle to improve the vehicle aerodynamics for either fuel economy or performance characteristics. ... Magna International Inc

04/13/17 / #20170101138

Deployable aerodynamic bed cover system

An active bed cover system having at least one deployable panel and at least one actuator. The deployable panel extends and retracts based on vehicle requirements and provides reduction in vehicle drag, thereby reducing emissions and improving fuel economy. ... Magna International Inc

04/06/17 / #20170096060

Hollow vane with structure

A hollow vane structure for an active grille system 100 having a first piece 12 of the vane body 10 that includes a front side 14 and a back side 16. The first piece 12 has a concave cross-section extending from the front side 14 toward the back side 16. ... Magna International Inc

04/06/17 / #20170095886

Process and system for laser welding pre-coated sheet metal workpieces

A process for laser-welding pre-coated sheet metal plates comprises loading two pre-coated sheet metal plates at a workstation, such that edges of the plates that are to be welded together are butted against one another. Each plate has a steel substrate and a pre-coat layer, the pre-coat layer including an intermetallic alloy layer and a metallic alloy layer. ... Magna International Inc

03/23/17 / #20170080652

Method and system for manufacturing a composite tube node

A process includes disposing a mandrel assembly within a mold cavity bounded by mold forming surfaces. The mold is closed, first portions of the mandrel assembly seal against mold forming surfaces, and a continuous volume shaped as a node element is defined between second portions of the mandrel and the mold forming surfaces. ... Magna International Inc

02/23/17 / #20170050393

End of arm tooling

End of arm tooling system and a method for manufacture is provided. The end or arm tooling system provides automated material handling, part manipulation, pre-forming and transferring of a pre-impregnated carbon fiber material. ... Magna International Inc

02/02/17 / #20170029956

Method and system for producing coated steel components

A coated steel component is provided. The coated steel component includes a substrate composed of a steel sheet which can be supplied to a hot-forming process. ... Magna International Inc

01/26/17 / #20170021565

Apparatus and process for forming three-dimensional objects

An apparatus for forming a three-dimensional (3d) object includes a 3d printing head, for fabricating a first portion of the 3d object by forming a plurality of successive layers of a first material. The apparatus also includes a delivery head for fabricating a second portion of the 3d object by dispensing onto the first portion of the 3d object a plurality of layers of a continuous-fiber reinforced second material. ... Magna International Inc

01/05/17 / #20170001344

Method to decrease the acetaldehyde and formaldehyde content in the cellulosic fiber-reinforced polypropylene composites thermoplastics

A method of reducing aldehyde emissions during injection molding of a part with a cellulosic fiber-reinforced polypropylene composition. An injection molding machine capable of the parameters necessary for injection molding of a cellulosic fiber-reinforced polypropylene composition is provided. ... Magna International Inc

01/05/17 / #20170001260

Method of laser beam localized-coating

A process is disclosed for laser welding sheet metal plates having an anti-corrosion surface layer pre-coat. The plates are arranged one relative to the other in an edge-butting relationship. ... Magna International Inc








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