AFE’s industry leading experience and capabilities have been applied to some very unique and market leading technologies. This case study demonstrates how AFE spans the development lifecycle from initial consultation through to qualification and prototyping.
Working with the UK mechanical design team, AFE helped in the design of the flexible connection system to ensure the packaging of the fibre. In order to achieve the fibre length constraints of the coupled assemblies and the processing of the fibre, AFE’s fibre termination and polishing processes required re-engineering to ensure acceptance of the unique components and repeatability in production. AFE designed and manufactured all the additional tooling required to process the prototype.
This was the initial requirement and AFE are now responsible for the entire optical system in this product which, is at the forefront of harsh environment sensing.