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A METHOD OF BONDING BILAYER APERTURE PLATES TO A DROP GENERATOR

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024983D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

One of the problems in manufacturing aperture plates used in ink jet printing is the yield. If, in the formation of a long array of apertures, one of the apertures is not properly formed, the entire array has to be discarded. Employing a modular technique to construct this array of nozzles overcomes this difficulty. A bilayer structure of nickel on nickel may be attained by using a preshaped undersized thermal settable adhesive film which is placed between stainless and gold pieces. Edges of metal protrude to prevent lateral oozing of the plastic. A laser beam cleans the apertures to eliminate any lateral flow and clogging of the adhesive produced therein.

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IEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

Proposed Classification
U.S. C1. 178/6.6

Int. C1. H041 21/00

One of the problems in manufacturing aperture plates used in ink jet printing is the yield. If, in the formation of a long array of apertures, one of the apertures is not properly formed, the entire array has to be discarded. Employing a modular technique to construct this array of nozzles overcomes this difficulty. A bilayer structure of nickel on nickel may be attained by using a preshaped undersized thermal settable adhesive film which is placed between stainless and gold pieces. Edges of metal protrude to prevent lateral oozing of the plastic. A laser beam cleans the apertures to eliminate any lateral flow and clogging of the adhesive produced therein.

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  XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL Volume 8 Number 2 March/April 1983

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