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High temperature extrusion apparatus for silica

High temperature extrusion apparatus for silica

Fabrication step: Optics and photonics
Function: Optic fibre fabrication
Location: University of Adelaide
Purpose: Preform fabrication 5cm diameter up to 2000 degrees Celsius for glass fibres
Material systems: glass
Node: OptoFab
Scale/volume: "billet size up to 50mm dia x 60mm height or 30mm dia x 70mm height preform size up to 40mm dia and 1.5m length 1 preform per 1 3 days"
Specifications/resolution: force up to 240kN glass temperature up to 1400oC