Patent Number: 6,332,490

Title: Apparatus for bonding a strip to an article surface

Abstract: A method for repairing a discrete damaged part of a strip bonded to an article surface includes applying a first removable masking member along and adjacent the damaged part of the strip and separated from the strip by a gap of at least 0.005"", and applying a second removable masking member to the outer surface of the strip. A repair adhesive, which can be cured at a curing temperature less than a higher temperature which can result in damage to properties of the article or a surface coating, is applied at and beneath an edge of the damaged part of the strip. Then the repair adhesive is cured at the curing temperature. Apparatus for bonding a strip to an end portion of the article includes a body having a channel there through defined, in part, by spaced apart support surfaces for article surfaces and positioned relative one to the other at a relative spatial position substantially coinciding with the relative spatial position of the article surfaces. The support surfaces include surface profiles substantially reproducing surface profiles of the article surfaces.

Inventors: Griggs; Philip R. (Cincinnati, OH)

Assignee: General Electric Company

International Classification: B29C 73/02 (20060101); B29C 73/30 (20060101); B29C 73/00 (20060101); F01D 5/30 (20060101); F01D 5/00 (20060101); B32B 035/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2018