Review of Wear Problems in the Computer Industry

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P. A. Engel, R. G. Bayer, C. E. Adams, F. F. M. Lee

IBM Corporation, Endicott, N. Y.

F. E. Talke

IBM Corporation, San Jose, Calif.

S. Chai

Xerox Corporation, El Segundo, Calif.

J. T. Martin

IBM Corporation, Rochester, Minn.

J. of Lubrication Tech 100(2), 189-195 (Apr 01, 1978) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3453138 History: Received April 08, 1977; Online October 20, 2010


Many mechanical operations in computers tend to cause wear. The authors grouped the problem areas into the following list: 1. Printers; 2. Magnetic recording technology; 3. Wear by paper; 4. Bearings and lubricants; 5. Gears; 6. Electric contacts.

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