Shaped Aperture Insert
Original Publication Date: 1979-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20
The figure shows an infrared heat source having an aperture insert 2 that is shaped so that power is increased to workpiece or chip 4. The aperture insert is replaceable for different size/shaped workpieces or chips, with the shape and size selected to correspond to the shape and size of the workpiece or chip. For example, apertures having a rectangular, square, oval, triangular or any other specific shape may be used.