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PROCESS FOR FABRICATION OF A THIN FILM INFRARED RADIATION EMITTING SURFACE ON A CYLINDRICAL TUBE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027311D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 68K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Proposed is use of an exothermic paint to produce an infrared (IR) heating device The paint may be applied by rotary atomization to produce the IR emitting structures on cylindrical tubes. Proper process design can enable voltage electrodes to be connected to the exothermic layer via masking prior to a coating operation. Alternatively, the exothermic layer may be applied via adhesive bonding after coating. The finished product can be used as an IR

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

PROCESS FOR FABRICATION OF A THIN FILM INFRARED RADIATION EMITTING SURFACE ON A CYLINDRICAL TUBE
John M. Hammond

Proposed Classification

U.S. C1.118/050 Int. C1. C23c 13/08

Proposed is use of an exothermic paint to produce an infrared (IR) heating device The paint may be applied by rotary atomization to produce the IR

emitting structures on cylindrical tubes. Proper process design can enable voltage electrodes to be connected to the exothermic layer via masking prior to a coating operation. Alternatively, the exothermic layer may be applied via adhesive bonding after coating. The finished product can be used as an IR

heating element whenever it is desirable to heat an object, surface, or material by infrared radiation.

The advantages of using a rotary atomization process are as follows:

1.) The process is adaptable to producing a considerable variety of heating elements in terms of Iength, diameter, and substrate material.

2.) High throughput and small hardware size/space may result in a low unit manufacturing cost.

3.) The rotary atomization process coats thin films with extreme accuracy. This provides for more energy efficient heating element film structures that are not attainable by other fabrication processes.

REFERENCES

Rustol Incorporated, technical literature.

Eureka Engineerinp Materials 8z Design, September 1990, page 27.

Advanced Coatings & Surface Technolow, February 1991, page 5.

U.S. Patent No. 5,090,350, issued February 25,...