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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.

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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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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Design Concerns for Flow Cytometry

Design Concerns for Flow Cytometry

01/25/2021 | Medical

Authors: Mic Chaudoir, PhD, and Jerry Rosato Design Considerations for Clinical Flow Cytometry Medicine is moving into an area of increasingly personalized treatment plans. The data driving this revolution comes largely from single cell analysis. There are many ways to gather the necessary data, but flow cytometry and related techniques (cell analyzers) provide direct results, [...]

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Choosing the Right Medical Grade Fiber Optic Cable Part 2: Pistoning

Choosing the Right Medical Grade Fiber Optic Cable Part 2: Pistoning

01/11/2021 | Medical

Solving Problems with Fiber Optic Cable Pistoning    The pace of innovation in the medical market is demanding, and no more so than in areas that require advances in diagnostic techniques. Timbercon has expertise in taking customer ideas or initial designs and providing accurate testing, rapid prototyping and the ability to move to large scale, [...]

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President’s Update: December 2020

President’s Update: December 2020

12/01/2020 | President's Update

This year has not proved to be business as usual; rather, it has been a time of great stress and uncertainty for everyone. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a unique challenge for Timbercon as we’ve learned to balance the need to support our customers with the responsibility of ensuring that our best resources, our employees, [...]

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Expanded Beam Fiber Optic Connectors for Medical Devices

Expanded Beam Fiber Optic Connectors for Medical Devices

10/14/2020 | Medical

New choices in expanded beam connectors minimize the impact of harsh environments on medical fiber optics Advantages and Challenges of Fiber Optic Cabling Fiber optic cables are replacing copper wiring in many medical devices due to fiber’s greater bandwidth, resistance to electromagnetic interference, reduced ferromagnetic content and lower weight. Fiber optic cables are, however, constructed [...]

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Choosing the Right Medical Grade Fiber Optic Cable Part 1: Sterilization

Choosing the Right Medical Grade Fiber Optic Cable Part 1: Sterilization

09/10/2020 | Medical

Sterilization methods can have a significant impact on the performance of fiber optic cables. How can you be certain that the sterilization method you choose won’t adversely impact the performance of your carefully designed medical device? How do you balance performance requirements of the fiber with the effects of packaging and sterilization? Timbercon can help [...]

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Zero Defect Manufacturing for the Medical Device Industry

Zero Defect Manufacturing for the Medical Device Industry

08/30/2020 | Medical

Does it ever feel like the rate of defective products in today’s manufacturing environment is getting worse, despite improved quality management systems? If you think that, you may be right! Today’s manufacturing environment has an increasing emphasis on smaller batches of parts created ever more quickly, for lower costs – which has led to an [...]

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