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Plastic Actuator Mechanism in Hard Disk Drive

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000035263D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Masuda, Y Satoh, K Shinagawa, T [+details]

Abstract

Disclosed is an actuator mechanism for hard disk drives constructed of plastic parts, which carries Read/Write (R/W) heads and is driven by Voice Coil Motor (VCM). Generally, aluminum die-casted parts are used, but, by replacing with plastic parts, the following advantages are obtained: