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Bearing Alignment and Installation Technique Using Radiation-Curable Adhesive Disclosure Number: IPCOM000063019D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18

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Imken, RL Ramirez, CN Wilmoth, TL [+details]


The present invention is directed to a technique for the alignment and bonding of sleeve bearings. The technique utilizes radiation-curable adhesive to secure sleeve bearings and produces adjustment-free low stress assemblies while maintaining high production rates. The technique of the present invention is particularly well suited for the bonding of sleeve bearings 2 in a printer carrier 4 shown in the figure. The printer carrier 4 is provided with carrier wells 6 into which the sleeve bearings 2 fit. The diameter of the carrier wells 6 is such as to provide sufficient clearance between the carrier wells 6 and the sleeve bearings 2 for a layer of radiation-curable adhesive.