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ASPIRATOR HONING Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027569D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-08

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Xerox Disclosure Journal


Substrates used in the fabrication of photoreceptors can be surface treated with a honing process to provide a more nonreflective surface. Honing involves spraying the substrate surface with a honing slurry containing abrasive media in a liquid. The honed surface can minimize or eliminate the optical interference effect that can occur in a photoreceptor which can degrade the print quality. A typical honing process involves pumping the honing slurry through a spray gun at moderate pressure. However, the action of the pump causes the honing slurry to arrive at the gun in pulses which can cause the honed surface to have an undesirably non-uniform surface. Additionally, the spray gun can fail to operate due to clogging.