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Perforating Thin Metal SheetsSheets only few mils thick bonded together, punched, then debonded. Three-step process yields perforated sheets of metal. (1): Individual sheets bonded together to form laminate. (2): laminate perforated in desired geometric pattern. (3): After baking, laminate separates into individual sheets. Developed for fabricating conductive layer on blankets that collect and remove ions; however, perforated foils have other applications - as conductive surfaces on insulating materials; stiffeners and conductors in plastic laminates; reflectors in antenna dishes; supports for thermal blankets; lightweight grille cover materials; and material for mockup of components.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Other - NASA Tech Brief
Davidson, M. E.
(Hughes Aircraft Co.)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1985
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Tech Briefs
Volume: 9
Issue: 1
ISSN: 0145-319X
Subject Category
Fabrication Technology
Report/Patent Number
Accession Number
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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