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4m fibre drawing tower

4m fibre drawing tower

Fabrication step: Optics and photonics
Function: Optic fibre fabrication
Location: University of Adelaide
Purpose: drawing of soft glass fibres and canes
Material systems: soft glass
Node: Materials
Scale/volume: "preform size up to 30mm dia x 180mm length 1 draw per 1 2 days"
Specifications/resolution: glass temperature up to 1000oC preform pressure 0 60Pa with 1 Pa resolution vacuum 5000Pa with ~100Pa resolution preform spinning up to 2000rpm