Patent Number: 6,332,389

Title: Manual die set for pressing explosive powder into hardware

Abstract: A manual die set includes a ram, the ram having an upper portion and alower portion; a ram head removably connected to the upper portion of theram; a die, the die defining an opening therethrough for reciprocablyreceiving the ram, the die including a top portion and a bottom portion,the bottom portion including an upward facing step; a support ringdisposed in the die opening in the bottom portion of the die, the supportring defining a bore therethrough; a baseplate disposed in a bottom of thedie opening and extending into a bottom of the support ring bore; a dieguide plate for supporting the die and the baseplate; and a springdisposed in the die opening, the lower portion of the ram being insertedthrough a center of the spring, a lower end of the spring bearing againstthe upward facing step in the bottom portion of the die, an upper end ofthe spring bearing against a bottom face of the upper portion of the ram;wherein the spring is compressed when a pressing force moves the ramdownwardly such that when the pressing force is removed from the ram, thespring forces the ram to move upwardly.

Inventors: Han; Philip S. (Issue, MD)


International Classification: F42B 33/00 (20060101); F42B 33/02 (20060101); F42B 033/10 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2014