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Integrated Floating Nut interface

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000249871D
Publication Date: 2017-Apr-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 59K

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Abstract

1. ABSTRACT Anchor nuts are state of the art for system / bracket attachments in vehicles. The problems are the attachment rivets which may have a fatigue impact on the vehicle. The idea is to create a flexible interface, for example extrusion profiles with cut outs for snap & click nuts or to print an interface for a floating nut directly on the vehicle structure. The result is a light and flexible interface strategy. The goal is a customization potential without any structural impact and a snap & click installation without drilling.

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1. ABSTRACT

Anchor nuts are state of the art for system / bracket attachments in vehicles. The problems

are the attachment rivets which may have a fatigue impact on the vehicle. The idea is to

create a flexible interface, for example extrusion profiles with cut outs for snap & click nuts or

to print an interface for a floating nut directly on the vehicle structure. The result is a light and

flexible interface strategy. The goal is a customization potential without any structural impact

and a snap & click installation without drilling.

2. DISCLOSURE

Anchor nuts are state of the art for system / bracket attachments in vehicles. The problems

are the attachment rivets which may have a fatigue impact on the vehicle. The idea is to

create a flexible interface, for example extrusion profiles with cut outs for snap & click nuts or

to print an interface for a floating nut directly on the vehicle structure. The result is a light and

flexible interface strategy. The goal is a customization potential without any structural impact

and a snap & click installation without drilling.

Fig. 1 shows the printed interface directly printed on a vehicle structure surface and provides

possibility to install a qualified and standard nut being fixed via a simple spring.

Fig. 2 shows the fixation of a standard nut to the 3D printed interface via a spring.

3. IMAGES

Fig. 1: Printed interface for nuts

Fig. 2: Fixation of nut to printed interface