Fiber optic cable wrap
Posted 25 January 2012 - 05:16 PM
I coil my Toslink cables by wrapping them around a mandrel, taping them in place then heating with a heat gun. They do not end up quite as pretty as the Inon cables but the work fine.
i need to bend my Fiber optic cable into a spiral (diameter 2cm) - anybody now how to do it without breaking the fiber??
Canon 7d, Nauticam, Lots of glass, Olympus OMD-EM5, Nauticam, 60 macro, 45 macro, 8 mm fisheye, Inon, S&S, Athena Strobes plus lots of fiddly bits.
Posted 30 January 2012 - 02:48 AM
I haven't tried it yet, but when I attempted to bend one, it definitely felt like it was going to break and I didn't continue.
Posted 30 January 2012 - 04:12 AM
So you need the heat to bend the plastic cover AND the fiber. When you do without it will break. If it's not hot enought the fiber will expand again.