Slider Assembly Procedure
Original Publication Date: 1984-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-04
A technique is described for manufacturing and assembling a slider assembly consisting of a supporting frame 10 adapted to carry a mechanism, such as a printhead (not illustrated) to be translated along a fixture bar. Wear pads 14 are provided to ensure a low tolerance fit. The fixture bar, wear pads and frame surfaces are individually machined to the desired dimensions, for example, by grinding. The wear pads are temporarily retained on the frame 10, and the fixture bar is inserted and clamped in place. Epoxy is then injected through openings 15 in the frame to form fasteners 16 between the frame and the back of each wear pad. After the epoxy cures, the fixture bar is unclamped and removed, and the precision frame is available for installation on a given machine.