04209124 is referenced by 17 patents and cites 4 patents.

A method for assembling rock bit sections in preparation for welding in a manner to assure dimensional integrity. Involved in the method is the use of a clamping fixture that has locator dowels and dowel holes on a base. These locator means are used in combination with a fixed position ring gage, determining the selected diameter of the assembled rock bit, to establish accurate alignment of the sections for clamping and welding. The fixed ring gage and locator means accurately position the sections relative to each other to minimize pre-assembly slippage between the sections.

Title
Rock bit assembly method
Application Number
773100
Publication Number
4209124
Application Date
July 12, 1978
Publication Date
June 24, 1980
Inventor
Ross McKee
Houston
TX, US
George W Baur
Pasadena
TX, US
Agent
Robert A Felsman
Assignee
Hughes Tool Company
TX, US
IPC
B23K 37/04
B23K 31/00
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