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ULTRAVIOLET LASER CUT AND SCULPTURE PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURE OF COMMUTATION BRUSHES

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027665D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-08

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed is a cost effective and reliable method to enable mass production of the unique features of the fiber rich, working contact surface of commutation brushes. A key element to this process involves beam shaping and raster scanning of a high spectral frequency laser to perform a critical cut and sculpture operation. This disclosure describes the critical details of a laser process that is unique to this application.