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Print Wire for Wire Matrix Printer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000044999D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Travieso, R [+details]

Abstract

Conventional tungsten carbide wires used in wire matrix printers are extremely hard but very brittle and thus susceptible to fracturing. The figure shows a cross-section of a new wire which consists of a core made from a relatively ductile material encased with tungsten carbide. The core may consist of a tungsten filament having a size between .001 and .004 inch in diameter. The case will vary in size to yield a total diameter of .011 to .014 inch.