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Do you have any documentation available on controlling end-face geometry characteristics of PC ferrules?




Understanding and controlling end-face geometry characteristics of PC ferrules is fairly simple and intuitive.   A radius is……a radius.  And if you want to increase the radius of a ferrule, you simply need to polish with less pressure, or use a harder backing pad while polishing.   If you want to decrease the radius, you need to polish with more pressure, or use a softer backing pad. 

The Apex is determined simply by how perpendicular the ferrule is to the polishing surface—–a ferrule with a lower Apex value means the ferrule is sitting more perpendicular to the polishing surface than a ferrule with a higher Apex value.   Simple, easy to understand and apply.




READ THE FULL BLOG ARTICLE HERE:  Polished Connector Geometries, APC



  Answered by AskFOC Technical Team July 11, 2018



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