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Here is how the lapping film is typically used:  After the epoxy is cured and the fiber is scribed it must be denubbed.  This step usually requires a rough grit silicon carbide film, something between a 16 um and 5 um, depending on the bead size.  This allows for a consistent start point for epoxy removal.

As a more aggressive material, Silicon Carbide is often recommended over Aluminum Oxide for epoxy and glass removal.  We’d like to stop the epoxy removal step at the moment all epoxy is removed from all connectors, but because the epoxy bead differs, the connector protruding from the fixture might vary slightly.  The springs might be a bit different or the polish, more likely than not, will start to cut into the ferrule.  The ferrule will need to be reformed.  The silicon carbide usually somewhat alters the ferrule.

READ THE BLOG:  Do you want consistent polishing processes? Well let’s start with the polishing film



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