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Diamond Lapping Film for Connector Polishing

for improved productivity

Designed for polishing zirconia and other ceramic UPC connectors.

3MTM TrizactTM Diamond Lapping Film is comprised of tiny structures, produced with 3M’s microreplication technology. These structures contain precisely graded diamond particles. As these structures wear down, fresh

mineral is continually exposed resulting in a consistent, high cut rate through the long life of the abrasive.

Compared to conventional diamond lapping films, 3MTM TrizactTM Diamond Lapping Film provides:

• Superior durability

• Higher cut rate

• Finer finish

• Less subsurface damage

• Better clad edge quality

• Improved productivity

• Improved yield

3M Trizact Diamond Lapping Film, 661XA is available in 9, 2, and 0.5 micron grades for angle grinding and ferrule radiusing. Discs and sheets are available for use on a variety of polishing machines.

3MTM TrizactTM

Diamond Lapping Film

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Suggested Process for Polishing Ceramic UPC Connectors with 3MTM TrizactTM Diamond Lapping Film.

3M Technical Service Engineers recommend using the following sequences for polishing ceramic UPC fiber optic connectors. These sequences provide typical starting points. Your actual process may vary depending on your polishing equipment and finish requirements.

Option 1

 

Micron

 

Product

 

 

Step

Grade

Mineral

I.D.

Description

Color

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remove Epoxy

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level Connector

0.5

Diamond

661XA

3MTM TrizactTM Diamond

gray

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lapping Film

 

 

 

 

 

Finish

Final Polish

863X

3MTM Lapping Film

white

 

 

 

Use deionized water as a lubricant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Option 2

 

Micron

 

Product

 

 

 

 

 

Step

Grade

Mineral

I.D.

Description

Color

 

Remove Epoxy

5

Silicon Carbide

461X

3MTM Lapping Film

gray

 

 

Level Connector

2

Diamond

661XA

3MTM TrizactTM

gray

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diamond Lapping Film

 

 

 

 

Finish

Final Polish

863X

3MTM Lapping Film

white

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use deionized water as a lubricant.

Let us help you optimize your fiber optic finishing operation. Contact the 3M Fiber Optic Applications Development Laboratory at 1-866-866-0922.

For a Distributor in your area, call 1-800-742-9546.

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Superabrasives and Microfinishing Systems Division

3M Center, Building 251-2E-04 St. Paul, MN 55144-1000 651-737-1783 superabrasives@mmm.com

For more information on other 3M products call 1-800-3M-HELPS

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