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Modular Grind/Polish System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000042390D
Original Publication Date: 1984-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-03

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Craft, DG [+details]

Abstract

Shown in the figure is a modular grinding and polishing system wherein a workpiece, such as a magnetic disk substrate, can progress from initial grinding to final cleaning without operator intervention or handling. The apparatus includes a station 1 where the workpiece is ground, a cleaning station 2, and polishing stations 3 and 5 followed by cleaning stations 4 and 6, respectively. The workpiece is carried between operating stations by a disk carrier 11, and each station for grinding and polishing includes wheel dressing apparatus 12.