Typically, “ball bonding” applications are associated with thermocompression (T/C) and thermosonic (T/S) joining methods. T/C utilizes pressure and temperature from about 150 degrees C (for most common applications) to create an intermetallic bond. T/S, on the other hand, adds ultrasonic energy from the previous process. With both methods, however, a “free air ball” is being created by a spark from an “electronic flame off” or EFO underneath the capillary before bonding takes place.
The Type-36 is one of the smallest and fastest core alignment fusion splicers available today. It s a portable, fully automatic, self-contained instrument for creating low-loss optical fiber splices in both field and factory environments. Sumitomo s innovative dual microscope fiber observation system eliminates the need for mirrors, providing faster operation and reduced damage potential. It is designed to work with a variety of fiber types including single-mode, multimode, dispersion shifted, and other specialty fiber.