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Manufacture of Air Bearing Magnetic Head Sliders

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000055055D
Original Publication Date: 1980-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Woolston, RN [+details]

Abstract

A process for polishing a multiplicity of air bearing magnetic head sliders and concurrently controlling throat height of the magnetic heads to very close tolerances employs a magnetic transducer 1 at each end and center of a group of aligned magnetic elements 2, mounted to a linear bar or part 3 (Fig. 1). The bars may be bonded to a transfer tool 4 and inserted into a holder 5, and electrical continuity maintained by spring contacts 6 (Fig. 2). Electrical connections to terminals 7 are provided.