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Title:
BACKUP SHOE FOR MICROFINISHING AND METHODS
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2005/108008
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
A shoe (10) for supporting an abrasive tape (33) having an abrasive face and an opposed back face, wherein the shoe (10) comprises a support surface (20) including a frictional engagement material for frictionally engaging the back face of the abrasive tape (33). The frictional engagement material comprises a plurality of individual frictional engagement areas on a flexible substrate, each frictional engagement area having a plurality of abrasive particles. In an exemplary embodiment, the frictional engagement material comprises diamond abrasive particles retained in a nickel matrix supported on a flexible mesh substrate. The support surface (20) of the shoe (10) may be curvilinear, arcuate, convex, or concave.

Inventors:
LUEDEKE ARTHUR P
Application Number:
PCT/US2005/014709
Publication Date:
November 17, 2005
Filing Date:
May 02, 2005
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Assignee:
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES CO (US)
International Classes:
B24B1/00; B24B5/42; B24B19/12; B24B21/00; B24B21/08; B24D3/00; B24D11/02; (IPC1-7): B24B5/42; B24B19/12; B24B21/00; B24B21/08
Foreign References:
US4682444A1987-07-28
DE19607821A11997-09-04
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Franzen, Rick L. (St. Paul, MN, US)
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