A manufacturer of dental x-ray processing equipment was experiencing a quality issue with a carrier belt in one of their systems. The problem arose from the belting system they were using to transport the x-ray film. The belt which is used to carry the finished film to viewing was made from woven polyester fabric with a silicone cover. The problem stemmed from the polyester fabric which was showing through the silicone cover distorting the x-ray image.
To mitigate this issue, we developed a belting system made from a clear Ultem substrate that was also coated with silicone. The transparent nature of the substrate prevented x-ray image distortion. This further enhanced the knitted endless and spin casting manufacturing process that was utilized. This innovative solution delivers a seamless belt that offers higher strength and longer service life.
The finished belt featured dimensions of 171 mm in circumference, a width of 30 mm, and a thickness of 1 mm. This transport belt project was completed to tightest tolerances of +0/-0.01 mm on length and delivered to the client in 6 weeks.
At Megadyne, our ability to manufacture innovative, specialty belting solutions makes us leaders in the industry. In this project we provided a unique solution to solve the client’s image quality problem and delivered a trouble free conveying solution. For information on this project, please contact us.
Company using a woven polyester belt with a silicone cover to process dental x-ray film.
Client needed to improve quality of the x-ray image since the fabric tends to show through the silicone.
Megadyne’s solution: a clear spin cast Ultem substrate with the same silicone surface cover.
Still being tested for life cycles.
- Product Description
Used in the transportation of dental x-ray films.
- Capabilities Applied/Processes
Knitted Endless Spin Casting
Coated with Silicone
- Overall Part Dimensions
Circumference: 171 mm
Width: 30 mm
Thickness: 1 mm
- Tightest Tolerances
+0 / -0.01 mm on Length
- Material Used
Fabric Substrate – Polyester
- Material Finish
- In process testing/inspection performed
- Industry for Use
Dental x-Ray Equipment
- Delivery/Turnaround Time
- Delivery Location
- Standards Met
Customer Specifications, 2D CAD Drawing
- Product Name
- Why did you choose this project to show case?
Our problem solving capabilities to solve a different problem