Each sample tests the limitations of new iterations of LED fibers. In their current form of ~400 micron monofilaments, care and unique tensioning is required.
Failure mechanisms of the fibers found by knitting with the LEDs powered by a battery. Most notable failures involve bending radius of fibers, tensile strength, and fiber buckling due to cross section geometry.
Samples are created using a Shima Seiki SWG machine. Results are used to guide fiber development teams in iterating designs.