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BUTTERFLY BRACKET

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027794D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-09

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed is the use of a butterfly bracket molded into the silicone substrate of a color fuser to test for adhesion between the silicon and the aluminum core. The current problem is the inability to test for adhesive strength of the substrate to the core. This creates a dilemma when developing the processes of primer and core preparation, and molding, since it is unknown what the affect of adhesion would be for varying the parameter settings. The problem arose from the inability to find an epoxy that adhered the cured silicone to a standard dolly pull. The bracket would be molded within the silicone, where