How do we manufacture fiber optic cable?

Dec 15, 2023

Fiber optic internet cable has revolutionized the way we transmit data, providing faster and more reliable connectivity compared to traditional copper cables. At Oyi International, Ltd., we are a dynamic and innovative fiber optic cable company based in China, dedicated to providing high-quality fiber optic products and solutions across the globe. With over a decade of experience, we have established long-term partnerships with 268 clients in 143 countries, delivering top-notch fiber optic products for telecommunications, data centers, CATV, industrial, splicing fiber optic cable, pre terminated fiber optic cable, and other areas.

The manufacturing process of fiber optic cables is a precise and complex process designed to produce high-quality cables capable of transmitting data efficiently. This complex process involves several key steps:

Preform production: The process begins with the creation of a preform, a large cylindrical piece of glass that will eventually be drawn into thin optical fibers. The preforms are manufactured by a modified chemical vapor deposition (MCVD) method, in which high-purity silica is deposited onto a solid mandrel using a chemical vapor deposition process.

Fiber Drawing: Preform is heated and drawn to form fine fiberglass strands. The process requires careful control of temperature and speed to produce fibers with precise dimensions and optical properties. The resulting fibers are coated with a protective layer to enhance durability and flexibility.

Twisting and Buffering: The individual optical fibers are then twisted together to form the core of the cable. These fibers are often arranged in specific patterns to optimize performance. A cushioning material is applied around the stranded fibers to protect them from external stresses and environmental factors.

Jackets and jackets: Buffered optical fiber is further encapsulated in protective layers, including a durable outer jacket and additional armoring or reinforcement, depending on the intended use of the fiber optic cable. These layers provide mechanical protection and resist moisture, abrasion and other forms of damage.

Fiber optic cable testing: Throughout the manufacturing process, rigorous testing is performed to ensure the quality and performance of fiber optic cables. This includes measuring light transmission properties, tensile strength and environmental resistance to verify that the cable meets industry standards and customer specifications.

By following these steps, fiber optic cable manufacturers can produce high-quality fiber optic Ethernet cables that are critical for modern telecommunications, data transmission, and networking applications.

At Oyi, we specialize in a wide range of fiber optic cable types from leading industry brands, including corning optical fiber. Our products cover various optical fiber cables, fiber optic linkers, connectors, adapters, couplers, attenuators, and WDM series, as well as specialized cables like ADSS, ASU, Drop Cable, Micro Duct Cable, OPGW, Fast Connector, PLC Splitter, Closure, and FTTH Box.

In conclusion, fiber optic cables have revolutionized the way we transmit data, and at Oyi, we are dedicated to manufacturing top-quality fiber optic products to meet the diverse needs of our global clients. Our manufacturing process adheres to the highest industry standards, ensuring reliable performance and connectivity for telecommunications, data centers, and other critical applications.