Protective Particulate Coating for Long Wear Characteristics
Original Publication Date: 1978-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20
The deposition process described in the IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin 16, 2369 (December 1973) can be used as a method for depositing ionically charged particles on a surface. To reduce wear, it is sometimes desirable to coat the article, such as a roller or a bearing, with an abrasive or an anti-stick agent. One such example is for rollers to drive webs of paper where diamond particles are embedded in a nickel matrix to form an abrasive coating that solves the wear problem on the rollers. The deposition process described can deposit any matrix of particles in a uniform manner. An adhesive sealer can be added to bind the particles to the substrate while leaving the surfaces exposed.