Automated door assembly, press, and adhesive therefor

  • US 10,315,334 B2
  • Filed: 05/23/2016
  • Issued: 06/11/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/28/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of making a door, comprising the steps of:

  • a) assembling a plurality of doors; and

    b) alternately receiving the doors into at least first and second presses of a pressing station and pressing the doors;

    wherein each of the doors includes a door frame having stiles and rails forming a perimeter of the door frame, and first and second door skins joined to opposite first and second surfaces of the door frame, respectively, to form a door;

    wherein each of the first and second presses includes pressing surfaces shaped to compress central portions of the first and second door skins to a greater extent than peripheral portions disposed about a perimeter of the first and second door skins so that surfaces of the central portions and the peripheral portions of the first and second door skins are coplanar with each other, and the peripheral portions are in contact with the stiles and rails of the door frame upon discharge.

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