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Wire Feed Mechanism for Use in an Evaporator

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000045220D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Adams, DJ Brown, WW Dahlke, GP Lipp, J [+details]

Abstract

This article concerns a wire feed mechanism for use with vacuum evaporation equipment. The mechanism feeds wire to a crucible in which the wire is made molten and mixed with other molten metals to form the alloy to be evaporated. The feed mechanism features two grooved and abutting rollers which drive the wire when it is placed between them and within the grooves.