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    I don't have a hard spec on exactly how clean the...

    I don't have a hard spec on exactly how clean the hole needs to be. I suppose clean enough that I can cleave and lap the fiber without breaking it off below the surface.

    The minimum thickness is...
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    How large of a spot size would be needed? I'm...

    How large of a spot size would be needed? I'm hoping it could be maybe 0.003" wide so I don't have much chamfer at the entry. The exit doesn't matter at all, but sharp, clean corners on the entry are...
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    I could farm it out if I need to. I just don't...

    I could farm it out if I need to. I just don't have a perspective of dimensions in this range so I'm not sure what approach to take, though this thread has certainly helped.
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    Straightness only needs to be so so. I would like...

    Straightness only needs to be so so. I would like to use aluminum but I don't know if I can lap the fiber flush to it without contaminating the fiber. I do know stainless is no problem.

    I will...
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    Sorry, forgot to specify that. These would be...

    Sorry, forgot to specify that. These would be aluminum or stainless.
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    Drilling 0.005" hole

    I'm getting into fiber optics and would like to make a ferrule with a 125 micron hole (0.005" or so) for coupling the fibers. Once secured in the ferrules the fiber will be cut and lapped flush, and...
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