Accession Number : ADD003208

Title :   Fiber Optic Grinding and Polishing Tool.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Lewis,Adolph L

Report Date : 24 Aug 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The patent describes a hand-held fiber optic grinding and polishing tool for finishing ends of fiber optic cables. It 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 :   *Grinders, *Small tools, *Patents, Grinding, Polishing, Hand held, Fiber optics, Fiber optics transmission lines

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE