Magnetic head supporting arm, its making method and data recording device

Application Number: 00118115
Application Date: 2000.06.06
Publication Number: 1276602
Publication Date: 2000.12.13
Priority Information: 1999/6/7 JP 159168/99
International: G11B5/48;G11B21/16
Applicant(s) Name: IBM Corp.
Inventor(s) Name: Igami Hiroo;Kichita Tatsushi;Tsuchiya Tatsuki
Patent Agency Code: 72001
Patent Agent: wang yue
Abstract The present invention provides a head supporting arm that allows for laser tacking while having a merging lip and limiters for loading/unloading respectively. A head supporting arm according to the present invention includes a load beam, and a flexure connecting the load beam to a slider. The load beam having a dimple for generating a gimbal motion between the flexure and the slider. The slider having a head connected to its one end. The head supporting arm of the present invention further including an exposure opening formed in the load beam. The exposure opening allowing for the exposing of the bonding portion of the flexure that is bonded to the other end of the slider. The exposure opening further providing an opening to extend the limiters formed unitarily with the flexure onto a surface of the load beam that is opposite to the surface on which the flexure is provided. The extended limiters are hooked to the load beam at the opposite surface.