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Cover and Seal Assembly Method without Adhesive Tape

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000115271D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kitahori, H: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a cover and a seal assembly method used in a hard disk drive. Cover and seal are assembled without using adhesive tape to set two parts together.

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Cover and Seal Assembly Method without Adhesive Tape

      Disclosed is a cover and a seal assembly method used in a hard
disk drive.  Cover and seal are assembled without using adhesive tape
to set two parts together.

      Fig. 1 shows the design of the seal and the cover.  The seal
has six projections.  Four projections are at the each corner and
others are middle of side Fig. 1 marked "*").

      The cover is made by the sheet metal.  It has side walls around
the outline.  This cover has 6 gaps which locations correspond with
those of seal projections (Fig. 1 marked "#").

      Fig. 2 shows how to assemble the cover and the seal.  The
projections of seal are squeezed into the gaps of the cover.  The
seal is held on the cover by this method.

The merits of this application are follow.
  1.  The seal is held without a adhesive tape.  It contributes to
the
       cost of this part.  The cost is cheaper than the one using
       adhesive tape.
  2.  This method can reuse the cover and the seal.  The cover and
the
       seal are easy to separate making parts cleaning easy.
  3.  Side walls of the cover prevent protrusion of the seal.