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Contamination within the ferrule bore is preventing the ferrule from sliding freely within the bore:  This mainly applies to connector polishing (as opposed to ferrule-only polishing) where the connector’s spring force is relied on to present equal downward pressure to the ferrules during polishing.

The ferrules in a connector fiber optic polishing fixture must be able to piston up-and-down freely in the fixture.  If contamination of the ferrule bore holds the ferrule too tightly, this may “lock up” the ferrules or prevent them from pistoning consistently / smoothly within the bore during polishing.  This, in turn, will result in different pressures being applied to the end-faces during polishing—–which creates variation in Radius values, FH values, and fiber end-face polish quality (scratches).

READ THE BLOG: Fiber Optic Polishing Fixture Maintenance: Fiber Optic Polishing Fixture Contamination and Ultrasonic Cleaning


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