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Welcome to our blog! Check out the posts below to learn about the history of fiber optics, the difference between fiber and copper, and more.

A Spotlight on Design Engineering at Timbercon

A Spotlight on Design Engineering at Timbercon

04/11/2022 | Product DesignProduct Development

Name: Ian Haas Title: Design Engineer III Years at Timbercon: 6 years   In March, Timbercon received a Supplier of the Year award from BAE Systems, Inc. Our Design Engineer Ian Haas has worked on projects with BAE Systems for about 5 years, and has been instrumental in helping them get the products and support […]

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A Spotlight on Shipping at Timbercon

A Spotlight on Shipping at Timbercon

03/20/2022 | Manufacturing

Name: Michael Wilson Title: Inventory Control Supervisor Years at Timbercon: 5 years   Mike started at Timbercon in 2017 as an assembler, and has grown with the company over the years. He spent time as a line lead before moving into the shipping department. Now, Mike is the inventory control supervisor.  In his time at […]

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Solving Datacom Challenges with 400G

Solving Datacom Challenges with 400G

02/28/2022 | Datacom

People are expecting more and more capabilities out of their technology. As seen in the telecom industry with the rise of 5G, networking applications, data centers and other datacom customers are seeing a demand for higher data transfer rates. The next step in high speed data is 400G. It’s an evolving technology in fiber optics […]

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Fiber Optics: A More Secure Solution

Fiber Optics: A More Secure Solution

02/02/2022 | Defense

There are many advantages to fiber optic solutions. Compared to copper, fiber is lightweight, flexible and smaller. Additionally, fiber solutions provide stronger EMI and RFI immunity and better data transmission rates than copper. But one benefit of fiber that we don’t hear about as much is the security it offers. Yes, fiber optic solutions are […]

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Glass Processing Solutions at Timbercon

Glass Processing Solutions at Timbercon

01/03/2022 | IndustrialManufacturingMedical

Glass processing solutions allow for better control beam characterization to suit specific fiber or fiber-laser application needs. There are different customized glass processing products and solutions, including ball lenses, end caps, axicon probes and tapers. Glass processing solutions allow you to diverge or converge a light beam, giving better control of spot size, focal length, […]

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What Is Fiber Optics Used For?

What Is Fiber Optics Used For?

10/28/2021 | DefenseFiber EducationMilitary

Fiber optic cables are used in a wide variety of industries and applications. These cables send information in the form of light, and transmit a lot of information very quickly. They can be used for harsh environment applications, like those in low orbit space and in the military, and also for applications you may see […]

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Fiber Optic Manufacturing at Timbercon

Fiber Optic Manufacturing at Timbercon

10/01/2021 | Contract Manufacturing

Manufacturing is a big part of what we do, and National Manufacturing Day seems like the perfect time to talk about it. We manufacture anywhere from 1,000 to 4,000 unique part numbers every single year, specializing in mission-critical, harsh environment, fiber optic cable assemblies. It has always been important to us to provide services that […]

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Understanding Harsh Environment Fiber Optics

Understanding Harsh Environment Fiber Optics

09/28/2021 | DefenseHarsh EnvironmentMilitary

Products designed for harsh environments are tested and certified to strict tolerances and rigorous specifications, which helps to ensure performance, durability, and survivability. At Timbercon, we specialize in the development of harsh environment products that bring improved performance and protection against damage, breakage, and performance limiting conditions often found in harsh environment applications. What is […]

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Copper Cable vs Fiber Optics

Copper Cable vs Fiber Optics

05/26/2021 | Fiber Education

Fiber optic cable has many advantages over copper cable. First, it transmits data much faster over longer distances than copper. Fiber cable is also smaller in diameter and lighter than copper cable, making it the ideal choice for a variety of cabling solutions, including Gigabit Ethernet, FDDI, multimedia, ATM, SONET, Fibre Channel, or other networks that […]

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