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Blow-Molded Structured Platen

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038707D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Wustrau, R [+details]

Abstract

A method is described which reduces the cost of platen manufacturing. By using the blow molding process, a structure the shape of a typewriter or printer platen can be economically manufactured. If a desired coefficiency of friction cannot be achieved with the blown material, a secondary layer can be added using numerous techniques known in the art.