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Title: Parallel-wire grid assembly with method and apparatus for construction thereof

Disclosed is a parallel wire grid and an apparatus and method for making the same. The grid consists of a generally coplanar array of parallel spaced-apart wires secured between metallic frame members by an electrically conductive epoxy. The method consists of continuously winding a wire about a novel winding apparatus comprising a plurality of spaced-apart generally parallel spindles. Each spindle is threaded with a number of predeterminedly spaced-apart grooves which receive and accurately position the wire at predetermined positions along the spindle. Overlying frame members coated with electrically conductive epoxy are then placed on either side of the wire array and are drawn together. After the epoxy hardens, portions of the wire array lying outside the frame members are trimmed away.
Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Westmont, IL)
  2. (South Holland, IL)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
864918
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) ANL
Patent Number(s):
US 4437034
Contract Number:
W-31109-ENG-38
Research Org:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
parallel-wire; grid; assembly; method; apparatus; construction; disclosed; parallel; wire; consists; coplanar; array; spaced-apart; wires; secured; metallic; frame; electrically; conductive; epoxy; continuously; winding; novel; comprising; plurality; spindles; spindle; threaded; predeterminedly; grooves; receive; accurately; position; predetermined; positions; overlying; coated; placed; drawn; hardens; portions; lying; outside; trimmed; predetermined position; method consists; electrically conductive; apparatus comprising; predetermined positions; wire grid; parallel wire; parallel spaced-apart; parallel spaced; grid assembly; wire array; accurately position; /313/140/445/