Extrusion systems

Manufacturing and machining > Optical fibre pulling and processing

Description

The ability to create objects of a fixed cross-sectional profile by pushing material through a die of the desired cross-section.

Extrusion systems are used to create optical fibres.

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List of Available Tools

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Barrell Twin Screw Extruder (UoW)

Twin screw extrusion system

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    Bench top twin screw extrusion system

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    Variable screw configurations capable, 10 customisable heat zones, 4 access ports. Fibre and film dyes available

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Custom Hard glass extruder (UoA)

Hard glass extrusion facility up to 1,700oC and 250kN

Optofab

Optofab

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    Manufacture hard glass type preforms for drawing to fibre.

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    Preforms can be made from in-house fabricated glasses and commercially sourced glasses. Custom die design extrusion for specialised optical fibre manufacture.

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Custom Soft glass and polymer extruder #1 (UoA)

Soft glass and polymer extrusion facility

Optofab

Optofab

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    Manufacture soft glass and polymer preforms for drawing to fibre. Extrudes at up to 700 degrees C and 100kN.

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    Preforms can be made from in-house fabricated glasses and commercially sourced glasses, including: tellurite, bismuth, fluoride (ZBLAN), fluoride-phosphate (Schott: N-FK5, N-FK51A), lead silicate (Schott: LLF1, F2, SF6, SF57) and chalcogenide glasses as well as polymers. The structures can include rods of 1 – 20mm diameter, tubes of 10 – 20mm outer diameter and 0.5 – 8mm inner diameter, wagon-wheel structures (suspended core), hexagonal arrays of 1 – 7 rings of air holes and spider-web like structures with large air filling fractions.

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Custom Soft glass and polymer extruder #2 (UoA)

Soft glass and polymer extrusion facility

Optofab

Optofab

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    Manufacture soft glass and polymer preforms for drawing to fibre. Extrudes at up to 1400 degrees C and 100kN.

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    Preforms can be made from in-house fabricated glasses and commercially sourced glasses, including: tellurite, bismuth, fluoride (ZBLAN), fluoride-phosphate (Schott: N-FK5, N-FK51A), lead silicate (Schott: LLF1, F2, SF6, SF57) and chalcogenide glasses as well as polymers. The structures can include rods of 1 – 20mm diameter, tubes of 10 – 20mm outer diameter and 0.5 – 8mm inner diameter, wagon-wheel structures (suspended core), hexagonal arrays of 1 – 7 rings of air holes and spider-web like structures with large air filling fractions.

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