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Badly glued Padplanes [message #784] Mon, 16 August 2004 16:08 Go to previous message
Clemens Adler is currently offline  Clemens Adler
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Dear All,
The first padplanes we glued (by rolling glue onto the honeycomb) had (as I reported earlier at several occasions) the problem, that there are areas where the padplane is hanging in the air.
I just looked at the second padplane we glued together with Oleg and Sascha last november, and measured the effect again.
The areas which are not glued are ~50 micron higher than the surounding area, and they can be pressed down by ~100 micron, so they would be 50 micron below the surounding level. Those values, we agreed at the time, are within our limits. However, I think that slight overpressure could easily deform the padplane in those places after looking at them again.
I think we could fix it by drilling holes into the padplane and inserting glue. At least to fix the loose areas at some more points.
Now my question I would like to pose for discussion:
We would have to drill holes of ~1,5-1,8mm diameter into the padplane. This I would do at the end of a pad where 3 pads meet (to minimize the amount of pad space taken away).
I think a (small) reduction of pad area is more desirable than a pressure dependant gain.
But I would like to hear your opinion.

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