COMPOSITE PLASTIC PRINT WHEEL
Original Publication Date: 1976-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-27
Xerox Disclosure Journal
In Figure 1, a print wheel 1 comprises a hub 2 and beams 4 radiating away from the hub. At the end of each beam 4 is a type element 3. In Figure 2 (a plan view of a beam element), type element 3, consisting of a rigid thermo~ setting resin, has an integral projection 5 which is completely enveloped by, and bonded to, the end of beam 4 forming a composite section 5A, Beam 4 consists of a thermoplastic material. This plastic-to~p1astic composite construction enhances the print wheel strength without sacrificing flexibility.