Fiber optic Optical Rod

FTI has extensive machining and bending equipment to manufacture a wide variety of optical rod and specialty tapers ideal for dental and industrial curing applications.

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Fibers larger than .062 inches in diameter are referred to as optic rods. They are used for windows to eliminate dust and dirt, viewing ports for high vacuum systems, optical high voltage isolators, light integrators to mix light coming from a fiber, and many other applications.

Optical Rod is available in diameters ranging from .010" (.25mm) to .250" (6.3mm), and lengths from 1" (25mm) to 60" (1.5M). Rods are shipped ground and polished, and ready for use.

Rods of a larger diameter (up to .5" (12mm) can be made, but require special handling. Contact us for more information.

When optical rods are gathered and drawn again, a “multi” rod is created. These rods are superior for curing and “taper” applications, because they transfer a high percentage of energy normally lost in bent mono rods.

Multi rods are also suitable for use as image conduit for applications requiring transmission of an image.

To learn more about tapers, click here.

Optical Rod, and related tapered product is a custom component, manufactured to tight tolerances per the customer's specification.

Need more information? Contact Tim Beeman. Or call us toll free at 1.800.433.5248.

All fiber is made from the highest purity material available. The same fiber used in our products is available to assemble your own product or just experiment with an idea.


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