To help establish good cleaning techniques throughout your polishing process:
- You must remove residual ceramic and epoxy residue on every lapping film to maintain its cutting and polishing effectiveness. To clean lapping film, spray the film with a mild isopropyl alcohol (IPA) solvent, 90% or better. Next, use a lint-free wipe with distilled water or dry the film with an air gun. Now the film is primed and ready for the next polishing round.
- Lapping film must be cleaned, as noted above, prior to each use. The only exception is the final films – these must be cleaned with a thorough wipe down using a lint-free wipe and distilled water.
READ THE FULL BLOG ARTICLE HERE: Polishing FAQs: What to do (and what NOT to do) in your fiber optic cable assembly polishing process
Additional resources from the FOC team include:
- 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.
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