Fiber Optic Removal Tool Fiber Optic Removal Tool (click to enlarge)

Product Info

Overall Part Dimensions
Length: 6.030”
Width: .925”
Height: .800”

Tightest Tolerances
Finger blank dimension ±.0025”

Material Used
.050”±.003” thick 1095 spring steel
.375″ thick ABS plastic sheet
4-40 UNC x 5/16″ screws

To produce this assembled fiber optic removal tool, we had to use a variety of complex machining processes and assembly capabilities using various materials and processes.

We used 0.050 ±0.003” thick 1095 spring steel, 0.375” thick black ABS plastic, and 4-40 UNC x 5/16” screws with washers for the assembly. The assembly was finished with a black oxide using spin-drying to add mild corrosion resistance and minimize light reflection.

We employed a punch press, a wet grinder, a CNC vertical milling machine, a sanding machine, a hand-file, and a pneumatic screwdriver to get the job done.

Blanking and piercing were used to stamp the “L” fingers and pierce two holes in each. Grinding and filing were necessary on the outside edges of the left and right fingers. Once the three pieces were machined, they were assembled using four screws with washers.

The finished products measured 0.925” in width x 6.030” in length x 0.800” in height and weighed just 1.0 oz. A tolerance of ±0.0025 was achieved in the finger blank with the help of precise CNC controls.

We performed a thorough dimensional inspection to ensure that the customer-supplied CAD specifications were met. In the end, we produced 1,000 assemblies and delivered the finished products to our client in the Midwest in only six weeks.

To learn more about this project or how our assembly capabilities with multiple materials and processes can help with your next project, contact us today.

Product Description

Assembled Fiber Optic removal tool

Capabilities Applied/Processes

• Blank & Pierce
• Grinding
• File
• Buy Out
• Machining
• Drilling
• Tap
• Assembly

Equipment Used to Manufacture Part

Punch Press
Sanding Machine
Wet Grinder
Hand File
CNC Vertical Milling Machine
Pneumatic Screw Driver

Overall Part Dimensions

Length: 6.030”
Width: .925”
Height: .800”

Estimated Part Weight

1 oz

Tightest Tolerances


Material Used

.050”±.003” thick 1095 spring steel
.375" thick ABS plastic sheet
4-40 UNC x 5/16" screws

Material Finish

Black oxide & spin dry

In process testing/inspection performed

Dimensional Inspection


1,000 Units

Delivery/Turnaround Time

6 Weeks

Delivery Location

Midwest, USA

Standards Met

Customer Supplied CAD Drawing