Method of production of joining profiles for structural members

  • US 7,594,331 B2
  • Filed: 07/10/2006
  • Issued: 09/29/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/05/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of forming a joining profile in a stud member for a wall such that the stud member may detachably engage a horizontal member having a corresponding mating profile, the method comprising the steps of:

  • a) providing a forming assembly having a base member and including a forming body and at least one side anvil having at least one anvil profile formed therein and a protrusion disposed adjacent to the anvil profile;

    b) mounting the stud member on the base member, the stud member having a web and at least one flange extending generally perpendicularly from the web;

    c) advancing the forming body toward the stud member until the web is clamped between the forming body and the base member;

    d) urging the side anvil toward an external face of the flange along a first direction substantially perpendicular to a plane of the flange;

    e) engaging the anvil profile to the flange for forming the joining profile in the flange, the joining profile having a gender opposite that of the anvil profile; and

    f) during the engaging the anvil profile to the flange step, engaging the protrusion with the web, the protrusion pushing a portion of the web in a second direction which is substantially perpendicular to the first direction for accommodating formation of the joining profile.

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