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HOLLOW PULTRUDED ELECTRICAL CONTACT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026994D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Proposed is an electroconductive contact formed from a pultruded member that has a hollow construction. The contact provides improved reliability and functionality. It is of low cost, and is easily manufactured. These advantages are realized through the use of a manufacturing process, generally known as a pultrusion process, with the subsequent fibrillation of one or both ends of the pultruded member. Fibrillation involves the laser processing of a pultruded member to form a brush-like structure that provides a densely distributed filament contact.