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COMPOSITE PLASTIC PRINT WHEEL

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000023112D
Original Publication Date: 1976-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 174K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

In Figure 1, a print wheel 1 comprises a hub 2 and beams 4 radiating away from the hub. At the end of each beam 4 is a type element 3. In Figure 2 (a plan view of a beam element), type element 3, consisting of a rigid thermo~ setting resin, has an integral projection 5 which is completely enveloped by, and bonded to, the end of beam 4 forming a composite section 5A, Beam 4 consists of a thermoplastic material. This plastic-to~p1astic composite construction enhances the print wheel strength without sacrificing flexibility.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

COMPOSITE PLASTIC PRINT WHEEL
Richard G. Crystal

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Proposed Classification

U.S. Cl. 197/53

Into CL B41j 1/32

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In Figure 1, a print wheel 1 comprises a hub 2 and beams
4 radiating away from the hub. At the end of each beam 4
is a type element 3. In Figure 2 (a plan view of a beam
element), type element 3, consisting of a rigid thermo~
setting resin, has an integral projection 5 which is
completely enveloped by, and bonded to, the end of beam 4
forming a composite section 5A, Beam 4 consists of a
thermoplastic material. This plastic-to~p1astic composite
construction enhances the print wheel strength without
sacrificing flexibility.

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22 XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

Volume 1 Numbers 9/10 September/October 1976

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