Monday, August 26, 2013

HotSmart Manufacturing Instructions - Joint

Lets continue with the Manufacturing instructions

The Joint

(We welcome questions and may even buy part of your production for the USA market)

You may be asking yourself why HotSmart is so "kind" as to publish this? (What's the catch?)
  • First of all, patents are public knowledge anyway; just search the USPTO for Pat. 7,176, 426
  • Second we want the world to know that they don't have to eat on cold dumb plates (that get food cold) anymore. All regular plates even if preheated get cold fast.
  • IMPORTANT: In a world with obesity problems, eating slowly helps prevent overeating. Google "eating slowly yourself or you won't believe me  obesity, heart disease, diabetes, etc. (And who wants to eat slowly if food gets cold?)
  • HotSmart is looking for suppliers of different styles, shapes, patterns, materials etc.
  • HotSmart is looking for funding to grow fast; our prices are very high because we are not mass producing and even with those ridiculous high prices, we seriously doubt there will be HotSmarts for this coming Christmas of 2013. 

Adhesive sealers (alternatives)
This is just the first alternative: using Silicone RTV  and RF.5 to seal the plate which may be used in combination with RF.5 (This is what I recommend unless you have access to hi-tec epoxies which I will mention in a separate post).

(RTV is available in different colors and some companies are willing to develop the color you need).

There are many other alternatives including one that HotSmart (Myself) Developed that has nice appearance (I will talk about it on the next posts) let me advance you this:
While testing some type of Chinese A B Epoxy which has the tendency to "vitrify" and crack I thought: what if I add silicone to the mix so that the polymer interlaces with the epoxy and it does not get so hard? Well believe it or not at the second try I obtained what I call RF.5  (Ramirez Formula 0.5). It came with the right hardness and color for my HotSmart plates
  • Component A................ 2 parts
  • Component B................ 1 part
  • Clear silicone RTV........0.5 parts

Clear silicone RTV which is flexible is better for the hourglass (Double wedge) shaped seal while RF.5  may be used for appearance.

Steps for assembly:
  1. With the plate upside down, you cover all the small round area - including the boss with clear silicone RTV;  place the heater with the concave side facing the plate, fill the hole in the heater with RTV.
  2. Wait till the RTV cures (It takes several hours) DO NOT SEAL THE PLATE BEFORE IT CURES
  3.  Apply clear RTV  on the plate at the place you will form the hourglass-shaped seal
  4. Apply RF.5 to the flat surface of the base to form the exterior seal and remove the excess before it hardens completely. You want a perfect seal without excess of adhesive.
  5. That's it; make 3 components (you can even outsource them), and put them together.  
  6. IMPORTANT UPDATE: Use marine epoxy for the joint WEST SYSTEMS MARINE EPOXY (08-10-2006) 
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Another alternative is using High temperature epoxy which requires some curing time in an oven but becomes practically indestructible (I will give details later).

Obviously the plate can be "slimmer" and lighter

(This is ONLY an illustrative example)

 The joint has an hour glass shape so that the pressure from either side increases the efficacy of the seal. This technique is used in bathyscaphe windows (check Wikipedia). The explanation is simple: In a conical or wedge shaped seal the more you push the better it seals; I did not invent that.

Under construction... I will update as soon as I can 

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