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POST LATHE REMOTE CLEANING

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027080D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 78K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Liquids are typically applied during a lathing operation for a number of reasons including the cooling of the cutting tool and the substrate (i.e., the part being lathed), facilitating the cutting process, and/or improving the appearance of the finish. These applied liquids like for instance TRIM SOLTM

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

POST LATHE REMOTE CLEANING
William G. Herbert
Carl J. Constantino Charles J. Gray
Harvey J. Hewitt
Joseph R. Weber Charles N. Lagroix Ernest F. Matyi
Zane E. Smith
Gary J. Bach
David A. Wohlrab

Proposed Classification
U.S. C1.029/090.01 Int. C1. B21c 37/30

Liquids are typically applied during a lathing operation for a number of reasons including the cooling of the cutting tool and the substrate (i.e., the part being lathed), facilitating the cutting process, and/or improving the appearance of the finish. These applied liquids like for instance TRIM SOLTM

may be removed via a post lathing wash before any subsequent process steps
(e.g., painting, plating, vacuum coating, and the like) involving the substrate. Materials such as iron, brass, and aluminum which readily form oxides must be cleaned and rinsed if the surface appearance or surface functionality is important. The freshly exposed oxide free material will oxidize in a nonuniform fashion in the form of for example spots, streaks, and the like if any residue is left on part of its surface. Storage of these parts will exacerbate any nonuniform oxide formation and/or cause the surface to be even more nonuniform because of corrosion. Temperature and humidity may also contribute to this problem. Some materials such as iron may be cleaned after they are lathed and then are coated with an oxide inhibiting material to protect the surface during shipment or storage. The protective coating is r...