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Epoxy Curing Tool

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000092943D
Original Publication Date: 1967-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Burnham, DW: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Tool 1 provides localized heat for curing an epoxy adhesive to attach, for example, headed stud 2 to board 3. Tool 1 has handle 4 and trigger 5 which, upon actuation, causes heater tip 6 to become hot and radiate heat. Shield 7 surrounds workpiece 2 so as to confine the heat to a localized area. Workpiece holder 8, supported by threaded spider arms 9 within shield 7, supports workpiece 2 and holds it in place during the curing operation. While the application of the localized curing of epoxy is shown as being done manually, the method is also applicable to automation. Shield 7 and heating element 6 can be vertically mounted upon a machine tool. Board 3, with workpieces 2 prepositioned, can be mounted on an X-Y table so as to bring the mounted workpieces into position for curing.

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Epoxy Curing Tool

Tool 1 provides localized heat for curing an epoxy adhesive to attach, for example, headed stud 2 to board 3. Tool 1 has handle 4 and trigger 5 which, upon actuation, causes heater tip 6 to become hot and radiate heat. Shield 7 surrounds workpiece 2 so as to confine the heat to a localized area. Workpiece holder 8, supported by threaded spider arms 9 within shield 7, supports workpiece 2 and holds it in place during the curing operation. While the application of the localized curing of epoxy is shown as being done manually, the method is also applicable to automation. Shield 7 and heating element 6 can be vertically mounted upon a machine tool. Board 3, with workpieces 2 prepositioned, can be mounted on an X-Y table so as to bring the mounted workpieces into position for curing.

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