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I am having issues on MT polishing. I am getting “Y” radius less than 100.  Can you advise which step should I reduce time or pressure?



Customer had a need to increase y-axis radius on MT’s (making the surface “flatter”), was having difficulty.  After trying the most common recommendations (reducing pressure, trying non-PSA films instead of PSA films) with no improvement, FOC technical team discussed as a group, and one recommendation to come from the meeting was to ensure proper torque was applied when fixing the ferrules to the fixture. 

After providing this information to the customer, he used a new, calibrated torque wrench to fix the ferrules, and results were significantly improved—-customer yields are now at acceptable levels, he is happy.


  Answered by AskFOC Technical Team June 9, 2017


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