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Optomechanical details in injection-molded assemblies
Author(s): Raymond T. Hebert
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Paper Abstract

With the advent of low-cost electro-optic components such as LEDs, laser diodes and CCD imaging devices, the cost and performance demands now fall upon the optical subsystems in order to achieve realistic marketing targets for many emerging commercial and consumer products. One of the many benefits of injection-molded plastic optics is the diversity of features that are available to the design team. Once designed and incorporated into the tooling, many features are virtually free in high-volume production. These features can include mechanical details as well as optical functions. Registration features can be included for precisely positioning optical elements to one another or to other assemblies such as printed circuit boards or housings. Snaps, compression features, spring-loading elements, standoffs, self-tapping screws or ultrasonically weldable features can greatly facilitate ease of assembly.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2600, Design, Fabrication, and Applications of Precision Plastic Optics, (1 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.227929
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Raymond T. Hebert, Optimize (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2600:
Design, Fabrication, and Applications of Precision Plastic Optics
Alex Ning; Raymond T. Hebert, Editor(s)

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