Focus on preventive action, not corrective action – As you develop your fiber optic polishing process, I encourage you to implement a statistical process control system.
For example, over time, rubber pads and fixtures will wear out, and yields will begin to degrade. Record the data, track it, and actively analyze it.
This will help you to prevent problems rather than fixing issues after they occur. Watch the trends and take preventive action, and you’ll consistently see high yields.
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