Glass working

Manufacturing and machining > Optical fibre pulling and processing

Description

Once a bulk glass material has been produced, it has to be made into something useful. If the aim is to produce some sort of fibre optic, draw towers are used to create glass fibres by heating and stretching a bulk material (or preform) to create long strands. The design and composition of this preform...

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Heathway/Controls Interface Glass working lathe (UoA)

Glass working lathe

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Optofab

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    Glass working lathe with hydrogen torch capability.

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    Preform preparation for fibre drawing; joining handles to glass preforms.

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Struers Accutom-100 (UoA)

High precision glass saw

Optofab

Optofab

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    Precision cut-off and grinding machine with variable speed (300 – 5000 rpm).

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    Variable automatic feed speed and motorized positioning system with digital read-out with MultiCut function. Built-in specimen holder.

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Metkon Forcipol 1V (UoA)

Polisher/grinder

Optofab

Optofab

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    Manual polisher.

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    Plate Ø 300mm, variable Speed: 50 – 600 rpm.

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Struers Tegramin-30 (UoA)

High precision polisher

Optofab

Optofab

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    Automatic precision polisher.

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    Microprocessor-controlled polisher for grinding and polishing of specimens on a 300 mm MD-Disk with a cone.

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Jeol IB (MQ)

Crossectional polisher

Optofab

Optofab

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    Prepares smooth facets using argon ion bombardment for sample preparation and analysis

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    Utilises a shield plate to mask etch 1-2mm areas

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Logitech PM5 Auto-lap (MQ)

Optical polishing

Optofab

Optofab

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    Optical polishing for end faces and small surfaces of glass devices

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