We are polishing some 12 fiber MT ferrules and found that the edge fibers (1, 2, 11 and 12) are on the lower end. Is this normal?
While an infinite or perfectly flat radius across all fibers is the goal, it’s next to impossible to achieve this. Even though we are polishing on a glass plate the flock material has some softness. Like when you polish a ceramic connector on a rubber pad, you generate a radius. Hence, the shorter heights on fiber 1,2, 11 and 12. There are some PROCESS things they can do to minimize this, like decreasing the pressure a bit, but it will never completely go away.
Answered by AskFOC Technical Team June 29, 2015
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