METAL CLEANING BLADE WITH DIAMOND COATING
Original Publication Date: 1989-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Xerox Disclosure Journal
"Bare" metal toner removal cleaning blades* are commercially impractical because of high blade wear in operation, a long-known problem, for which even a Teflon coating is not sufficient. Per recent issues of "High Technology" magazine and other publications, a new diamond vapor deposition technique for providing very high-wear resistance metal surface treatment has become commercially available. That is a potential solution to this problem.