Accession Number : ADD001242

Title :   Fiber Optic Grinding and Polishing Tool.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Lewis,Adolph L

Report Date : 27 May 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The patent application concerns a hand-held fiber optic grinding and polishing tool for finishing ends of fiber optic cables includes a motor mounted in a hand-held body member for rotatably driving a disc. The disc has a circular planar surface with multiple discrete concentric sections, each section having a different degree of abrasive surface for grinding and polishing. A fiber optic cable guide is supported on the hand-held body member and has multiple ports to receive fiber optic cable ends, each of the ports being aligned with one of the concentric abrasive sections and configured to position the fiber optic cable ends for a predetermined amount of grinding and polishing. In a preferred embodiment the fiber optic cable guide is removable to permit selective replacement by alternate guide members accommodating different sizes of fiber optic cable ends.

Descriptors :   *Fiber optics, *Cables, *Grinding wheels, Patents, Alignment, Abrasion

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE