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PINCH SEAL MACHINE part 1

In this story in pictures I will show you a process of design and making of glass-metal seal machine. This device will help me make a pinch seals as shown in the first picture
  • Year: 2014-2015
  • Project: Glass metal seal tool

his is a final result - glass metal multielectrode pinch seal
This is a final result - pinch seal
Multi-wire seal of this type is complex task to make by hand, and I wanted to make my work easier, so this was the main reason to build this machine
Designing parts and overall structure of the machine
Designing parts and overall structure of the machine
Bottom wire feeder section part were machined
Bottom wire feeder section parts were machined
Sealing wire unwinded from spools goes trough holes, tension plate to the top plate section
Basic feeder assembly. Sealing wire (copper wire for now) will start the journey from spools, through big holes of lower plate, will pass the clamping plate, enter to smaller holes of wire guide and will go out from top section.
Preparing wire alignment plate from aluminium
Preparing wire alignment plate from aluminium
Drilling holes
Drilling holes
alighment plate with aluminium posts
The alignment plate is ready. On sides of it you can see aluminium posts that will hold the plate in place
Spacer with holes prepared for milling a long slot
Spacer with holes prepared for milling a long slot
Wire guide and wire align parts are assembled
Wire guide and wire align parts are assembled
Guide and align sections are connected together
Guide and align sections connected together
 final assembly of the feeder, guide and align sections
End of a part one, here you can see a final assembly of the feeder, guide and align sections

Next poject -"PINCH SEAL MACHINE P.2"