Global Patent Index - EP 0998996 A2

EP 0998996 A2 2000-05-10 - A method apparatus for use in forming articles from rods or bars of metal

Title (en)

A method apparatus for use in forming articles from rods or bars of metal

Title (de)

Verfahren und Vorrichtung zum Herstellen von Gegenständen aus Metallstäben oder Röhren

Title (fr)

Procédé et dispositif de fabrication de produits à partir de barres ou de tubes en métal

Publication

EP 0998996 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 99307775 A

Priority

GB 9821260 A

Abstract (en)

A method of forming a basket shaped article from a plurality of metal bars secured together in a parallel relationship comprises securing one end of the said plurality of metal bars in a fixed gripper ring and securing the other end in a rotatable gripper ring. The rotatable gripper ring is rotated in one direction to impart a twist to the bars. It is then rotated the opposite direction to partially untwist the bars. The initial twist is greater than 360 DEG . <IMAGE>

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

B21D 11/14

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

B21D 11/14 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

B21D 11/14 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT DE GB

EPO simple patent family

EP 0998996 A2 20000510; EP 0998996 A3 20010418; AU 5258299 A 20000406; GB 9821260 D0 19981125

INPADOC legal status


2002-09-25 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

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