Fiber Optic Dies
Developing Dies for the 5G Network
The 5G Network
The 5G or fifth-generation mobile network enables a new kind of network that is designed to virtually connect machines, objects, and devices. 5G technology is delivering higher data speeds, more reliable network capacity, increased availability and a more uniform user experience to more users. Higher frequency waves do not have as much range as lower frequency waves, therefore more towers, infrastructure, and fibers must be used to carry signals. Fiber is created by drawing raw material through steel or carbide dies that size it. These dies are required to be ultra-precise and have great wear characteristics. Without a good surface finish and tight tolerance, the dies would quickly produce bad material.
GLE-Fiber Optic Dies
GLE-Precision has worked with numerous tech companies at the top of the 5G industry to develop dies to draw the new fiber. Small holes, tight tolerances, high surface finishes and hard materials allow us to help produce these dies for our customers so they are capable of pioneering the next big technology. By using carbides in manufacturing the dies, we are also able to increase wear life in our dies which reduces the annual purchasing volume from our customers.