HEATING END REDUCTION FOR DUAL CONCENTRIC APPLICATIONS
Original Publication Date: 1996-Feb-29
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
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An inside concentric for an electroformed roller or fuser roll is heated to facilitate insertion into an outside concentric. This may be accomplished as part of an end cut operation. It is especially advantageous when one or more of the concentrics have additional features such as a stub or shaft. Heating relieves internal compressive stress causing the heated portion to shrink to a smaller diameter.