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WEAR RESISTANT MATERIAL FOR FUSER CORE ENDCAPS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026864D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Heated fuser roll subsystems commonly employed in xerographic systems are frequently assembled with endcaps which are inserted into precision manufactured, cylindrical cores. Various materials have been used to produce the endcaps, including: aluminum; stainless steels; carbon steels; and high performance plastics. Unfortunately, each of these materials has its disadvantages. Aluminum wears too quickly, stainless steel is expensive, carbon steels tend to rust or corrode while both steels are heavy, and high performance plastics often cannot be reclaimed for reuse.