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WELDED XEROGRAPHIC BELTS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000023529D
Original Publication Date: 1977-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 106K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Electroforming of nickel is a known method for producing seam-less xerographic belts. The instant disclosure concerns a method of making flexible, metallic, endless substrates by welding. The disclosure concerns welding by laser electron beam, suitable belts of rolled foil and then removing the weld cosmetically by grinding and/or polishing. This method results in a "xerographically seamless" belt, which when over-coated with a photoconductor, is not electrically affected by the seam or weld. This method produces relatively low cost, as compared to electroforming, continuous flexi ble endless substrates.

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WELDED XEROGRAPHIC BELTS Ralph J. Adamo Chester H. Ling Edwin R. Monkelbaan

Proposed Classification U.S. Cl. 204/9 Int. Cl. C25d 1/02

Electroforming of nickel is a known method for producing seam- less xerographic belts. The instant disclosure concerns a method of making flexible, metallic, endless substrates by welding. The disclosure concerns welding by laser electron beam, suitable belts of rolled foil and then removing the weld cosmetically by grinding and/or polishing. This method results in a "xerographically seamless" belt, which when over- coated with a photoconductor, is not electrically affected by the seam or weld. This method produces relatively low cost, as compared to electroforming, continuous flexi ble endless substrates.