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
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