Technique for Producing Accurate Terminators in Small-diameter Organic Monofilament Polymers
Original Publication Date: 1985-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19
A device for terminating an organic monofilament polymer consists of a block (metal or plastic) whose length determines that of the string. A heater is brought to such a temperature that the monofilament just begins to melt as the heater is brought close to but not in contact with the string. The heater melts the excess string so that the string forms into a ball. This process is controlled so that the ball formed is tangent to the block surface. The final result is a string material of desired length, L, and terminators of desired diameter, d.