A DRUM TYPE PHOTORECEPTOR
Original Publication Date: 1983-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Xerox Disclosure Journal
Generally, a photoconductive member used in an electrophotographic printing machine is either a flexible belt or a substantially rigid drum. Significant cost reductions and major improvements in manufacturing may be achieved by using a photoconductive member which is fabricated from a flexible photoconductive belt having rigid, spaced end supports. In this way, a rigid photoconductive drum may be formed from a flexible photoconductive belt. Electroforming techniques may be utilized to fabricate a thin, flexible photoconductive belt. Molded plastic inserts provide rigid supports for opposed ends of the flexible photoconductive belt so as to form a rigid drum configuration.