Fiber manufacturing process has been an integral part of the optical fiber communications. The optical fiber manufacturing processes involve high precision quality control and large volume production. However, the conventional fiber drawing manufacturing technologies are not flexible and highly specialized. This prevents innovative ideas such as flexible fiber manufacturing and small scale prototypes. A desktop fiber manufacturing kit was designed and tested. The experimental results indicate that diameter can be controlled within 0.02mm with standard deviation of 0.120mm when target diameter was set to be 0.5mm. Proportional control can be used to adjust fiber diameters.

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