13 June 2017 The study on surface characteristics of high transmission components by 3D printing technique
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Proceedings Volume 10449, Fifth International Conference on Optical and Photonics Engineering; 104492B (2017) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2270850
Event: Fifth International Conference on Optical and Photonics Engineering, 2017, Singapore, Singapore
Abstract
3D printing is a high freedom fabrication technique. Any components, which designed by 3D design software or scanned from real parts, can be printed. The printing materials include metals, plastics and biocompatible materials etc. Especially for those high transmission components used in optical system or biomedical field can be printed, too. High transmission lens increases the performances of optical system. And high transmission cover or shell using in biomedical field helps observers to see the structures inside, such as brain, bone, and vessels. But the surface of printed components is not transparent, even the inside layer is transparent. If we increase the transmittance of surface, the components which fabricated by 3D printing process could have high transmission. In this paper, we using illuminating and polishing methods to improve the transmittance of printing surface. The illuminating time is the experiment parameters in illuminating method. The roughness and transmission of printing components are the evaluating targets. A 3D printing machine, Stratasys Connex 500, has been used to print high transmittance components in this paper. The surface transmittance of printing components is increasing above 80 % by polishing method.
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Hui-Jean Kuo, Hui-Jean Kuo, Chien-Yao Huang, Chien-Yao Huang, Wan-Hsuan Wang, Wan-Hsuan Wang, Ping-Hung Lin, Ping-Hung Lin, Ho-Lin Tsay, Ho-Lin Tsay, Wei-Yao Hsu, Wei-Yao Hsu, } "The study on surface characteristics of high transmission components by 3D printing technique", Proc. SPIE 10449, Fifth International Conference on Optical and Photonics Engineering, 104492B (13 June 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2270850; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2270850
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