System and method for forming stacked materials

  • US 10,780,614 B2
  • Filed: 05/24/2016
  • Issued: 09/22/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/24/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for forming stacked material, said system comprising:

  • a housing defining an interior space and comprising a bottom wall and a side wall coupled to said bottom wall;

    at least one tool configured to shape the stacked material, said at least one tool disposed within said interior space;

    a membrane extending at least partially over said bottom wall and spaced a distance from said bottom wall, said membrane configured to move towards said bottom wall; and

    at least one intensifier mechanism comprising at least one support and at least one body, said at least one support and said at least one body disposed on the stacked material and in said interior space, wherein said at least one intensifier mechanism is configured to induce a force against a portion of the stacked material and against said at least one tool as said membrane is moved towards said bottom wall, and wherein said at least one body is movably coupled to said at least one support, wherein said at least one body is positioned on top of said at least one support, and wherein said at least one body is configured to pivot about said at least one support.

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