Why isn’t there one standard polishing process?
Here’s a key reason why we don’t have one standard polishing process: Singlefiber and multifiber ferrules are composed of different materials and have different shapes, diameters, hardness, and tolerances.
Here are two quick examples:
- Singlefiber ferrules are often pre-shaped with either a flat surface or a conical tip (with various conical angles like 45-60 degrees) and pre-domed, or even pre-angled and pre-domed.
- Zirconia ferrules are available in several diameters: 2.5mm, 1.58mm, 1.25mm, and 1.0mm.
Compounding this, there are many different connector components with considerations such as spring force and dimensional tolerances. For singlefiber connectors, the most common material is ceramic, yet some are stainless steel. Multifiber ferrules are made of a type of plastic (a glass-filled polymer).
READ THE FULL BLOG ARTICLE HERE: Why isn’t there one standard polishing procedure?
Answered by AskFOC Technical Team June 19, 2019
Have a technical question for Fiber Optic Center?
Please email your question to AskFOC@focenter.com and we will respond ASAP.
- FOC Tips: Use the proper strip template when stripping for connectorization - July 17, 2019
- Fiber Optic Center AskFOC: which epoxy is the best for my application? - July 15, 2019
- Maple Syrup, Hidden Trails and Eerie Sights on the Third-Tallest Mountain in Vermont - July 14, 2019
- FOC Tips: the four major components of the fiber optic patch cord - July 12, 2019
- Fiber Optic Center AskFOC: when stripping multi-layer cables for connectorization, does each layer need to be stripped individually? - July 10, 2019
- FOC Tips: IL @ 1550 higher than 1310 - July 9, 2019
- Fiber Optic Center AskFOC: Should we check for crystallization? Do we need to adjust our inspection process? - July 8, 2019
- FOC Tips: diameter of the ferrule’s hole bore is larger than the outside diameter of the fiber - July 5, 2019
- Fiber Optic Center AskFOC: how do we establish good cleaning techniques throughout the polishing process? - July 3, 2019
- FOC Tips: Connectors are aligned and contacted optimally - July 2, 2019