Global Patent Index - EP 0979693 A2

EP 0979693 A2 2000-02-16 - Pillar for a door or hatch opening and its method of production

Title (en)

Pillar for a door or hatch opening and its method of production

Title (de)

Dichtkanal für eine Tür- oder Heckklappenöffnung bzw. Verfahren zu dessen Herstellung

Title (fr)

Montant d' une ouverture de porte ou de porte arrière et sa méthode de production

Publication

EP 0979693 A2 (DE)

Application

EP 99114293 A

Priority

DE 19835998 A

Abstract (en)

The sealing channel making process involves starting with a metal plate of uniform thickness, subjecting it to a rolling process whereby at least two regions (2, 3) of different material thickness are formed, and then deforming the different regions of the plate (1a) to form the completed sealing channel (1), in which the first and second regions are joined by a constantly rising or falling transition region (4).

Abstract (de)

Die Erfindung betrifft ein Verfahren zur Herstellung eines Dichtkanals (1) für eine Tür- oder Heckklappenöffnung in der Karosserie eines Kraftfahrzeuges, wobei der Dichtkanal (1) aus einer Metallplatine durch mindestens einen Umformvorgang hergestellt wird. Weiterhin betrifft die Erfindung einen Dichtkanal (1) für eine Tür- oder Heckklappenöffnung in der Karosserie eines Kraftfahrzeugs, insbesondere hergestellt nach dem oben genannten Verfahren, wobei der Dichtkanal (1) aus einer Metallplatine durch mindestens einen Umformvorgang hergestellt ist. Der Arbeitsaufwand und die Kosten sind dadurch verringert, daß - bei dem Verfahren - die ungeformte Metallplatine zunächst eine konstante Materialdicke aufweist, daß die Metallplatine durch einen Walzvorgang dann zunächst so umgeformt wird, daß mindestens zwei Bereiche (2, 3) unterschiedlicher Materialdicke existieren und daß schließlich die die Bereiche (2, 3) unterschiedlich ausgebildeter Materialdicke aufweisende Metallplatine (1a) durch eine weitere Umformung zum fertigen Dichtkanal (1) umgeformt wird und/oder- bei dem Dichtkanal (1) - daß mindestens zwei durch einen Walzvorgang ausgebildete Bereiche (2, 3) von unterschiedlicher Materialdicke vorgesehen sind, nämlich ein erster Bereich (2) mit einer größeren und ein zweiter Bereich (3) mit einer geringeren Materialdicke vorgesehen ist, wobei - bei einer auf den Dichtkanal (1) einwirkenden Kraft - im ersten Bereich (2) ein größerer Belastungszustand existiert als im zweiten Bereich (3). <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

B21D 53/88; B62D 25/04

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B21B 37/26 (2006.01); B21D 53/88 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B21D 53/88 (2013.01); B21B 37/26 (2013.01); B21C 37/065 (2013.01); B21D 35/006 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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EPO simple patent family

DE 19835998 A1 20000210; AT 255972 T 20031215; EP 0979693 A2 20000216; EP 0979693 A3 20010328; EP 0979693 B1 20031210

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