Cross-sectioning is an effective diagnostic tool – a practical solution to identify process issues, which can lead to problem resolution.
When fiber optic connectors fail, cross-sectioning can help to determine the cause and identify process issues. Fiber Optic Center’s customers rely on this diagnostic service to visually analyze their connectors, identify defects, diagnose potential causes, and implement process improvements.
The cross-sectioning service can reveal breaks, nicks, microbends, pinches, and microfractures in the fiber; insufficient/excess epoxy or bubbles in the epoxy; and issues with improper stripping, crimping, and so forth.
READ THE FULL BLOG ARTICLE HERE: Why do fiber optic connectors fail? Cross-sectioning offers a view inside connectors – and insight into why they fail
Additional resources from the FOC team include:
- Category Resource
- Glossary, Acronyms, Military Specifications for Connectors: http://bit.ly/2a2EFn8
- Q&A Resource: email technical questions to AskFOC@focenter.com
Have questions about this FOC Tip?
Contact FOC with questions at: (800) 473-4237 / 508-992-6464 or email: FiberOpticCenter@focenter.com and we will respond ASAP.
- Considerations regarding freezing epoxy and the how to - August 23, 2019
- Proper curing temperature profile - August 22, 2019
- Scratches and final film - August 13, 2019
- The importance of etching in Chemical Mechanical Planarization of MT ferrules - August 12, 2019
- Glass transition is analogous to the melting point of a solid - August 9, 2019
- Outer jacket and Good stripping techniques - August 7, 2019
- Is fabricating fiber optic cable assemblies a manual or automated process? - August 6, 2019
- Considerations regarding freezing epoxy – to stop the curing process - July 31, 2019
- If you use too much water and flood the platen - July 26, 2019
- Proper maintenance of polishing fixtures is absolutely essential - July 23, 2019