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QUESTION:   

How can you adjust your APC polishing process to modify characteristics of the geometry and achieve consistent accuracy?

 

ANSWER: 

APC polishing issues could derive from problems with mechanics (materials or equipment) or the polishing process itself. When developing a polishing process, the initial goal is to achieve consistency in geometry results (namely Radius, Angle/Apex, and Key Error), regardless of values (passing or failing of any specifications).

If you don’t see consistent results, it’s likely the variation is due to mechanical/equipment problems such as worn polishing fixtures, uneven rubber pad hardness, etc. After achieving result stability, it’s a simple matter to make process adjustments (namely pressure, rubber pad hardness, film abrasive size) to achieve desired results.

 

READ THE FULL BLOG ARTICLE HERE:  Steps to Overcome Common APC Polishing Issues

 

 

  Answered by AskFOC Technical Team February 28, 2019

 

 

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