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Jig Employing a Gimbal With a Slug Housing That Can Be Used for Micro-Sectioning Encapsulated Specimens for Failure Analysis Characterization

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000043155D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 76K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hammond, BR: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

This article describes a universal jig employing a gimbal with a slug housing that can be used for microsectioning encapsulated specimens for failure analysis characterization. The jig contributes better holding of specimens and providing the operator with better control of the encapsulating specimen during microsectioning. The jig, shown in the figure, comprises a slug gimbal 10 which is inserted through a gimbal socket 11 threaded into a slug housing 14 and held in place with a gimbal socket lock 16. A gimbal lock 15 is threaded into the gimbal socket 11 to hold the gimbal in situ . A recessed slug holder 12, provided with a rotatable slug lock 13, is mounted on the end of the gimbal extending from the slug housing socket 14.

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Jig Employing a Gimbal With a Slug Housing That Can Be Used for Micro- Sectioning Encapsulated Specimens for Failure Analysis Characterization

This article describes a universal jig employing a gimbal with a slug housing that can be used for microsectioning encapsulated specimens for failure analysis characterization. The jig contributes better holding of specimens and providing the operator with better control of the encapsulating specimen during microsectioning. The jig, shown in the figure, comprises a slug gimbal 10 which is inserted through a gimbal socket 11 threaded into a slug housing 14 and held in place with a gimbal socket lock 16. A gimbal lock 15 is threaded into the gimbal socket 11 to hold the gimbal in situ . A recessed slug holder 12, provided with a rotatable slug lock 13, is mounted on the end of the gimbal extending from the slug housing socket 14. In use, the gimbal socket 11 is threaded all the way down to expose the slug lock 13, which is then loosened to permit the insertion of an encapsulated specimen 17 into the recess 18 provided in the slug holder 12. Once the encapsulated specimen is in the recess 18, the slug lock 13 is tightened and the gimbal socket unit, together with the gimbal lock, is threaded back into the slug housing 14. The entire gimbal lock and gimbal socket is, of course, positioned within the gimbal housing to expose the desired amount of the encapsulated specimen 17 for grinding or microsectioning. Once the specimen 17...