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Curing Plate

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000050508D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Flavin, EA Mansour, M Wilson, RE [+details]

Abstract

A clear plate 16 supports connectors 10 with a shim 18 while the connectors are being fixed into a circuit board 12. A connector 10 is inserted through a drilled hole 12 in a board 14. The board is then turned over and the hole is backfilled with additional epoxy. While the epoxy is curing, the plate 16 holds it in its proper position. Use of clear plates enables viewing by the operator. The plate should be able to withstand the curing temperature for the epoxy.