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Impact Protection

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000085632D
Original Publication Date: 1976-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

McCarty, VD: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Protection against impact wear or fretting corrosion has been afforded in the past by providing an elastomer covering or coating on at least one of the parts, usually by molding the elastomer onto the part.

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Impact Protection

Protection against impact wear or fretting corrosion has been afforded in the past by providing an elastomer covering or coating on at least one of the parts, usually by molding the elastomer onto the part.

A relatively inexpensive solution to this problem, is to utilize heat shrinkable tubing of the type commonly used to insulate electrical terminals or splices.

A length of heat shrinkable tubing is placed over the part to be protected. Heat is then applied to the tubing, by a hot air gun or an oven, and the tubing shrinks onto the part, thereby providing an impact absorbing cover for the part.

By selection of the proper type of tubing, various surface characteristics can be obtained, e.g., low coefficient of friction.

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