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The study on surface characteristics of high transmission components by 3D printing technique
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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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 June 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10449, Fifth International Conference on Optical and Photonics Engineering, 104492B (13 June 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2270850
Show Author Affiliations
Hui-Jean Kuo, Instrument Technology Research Ctr. (Taiwan)
Chien-Yao Huang, Instrument Technology Research Ctr. (Taiwan)
Wan-Hsuan Wang, Tamkang Univ. (Taiwan)
Ping-Hung Lin, Instrument Technology Research Ctr. (Taiwan)
Ho-Lin Tsay, Instrument Technology Research Ctr. (Taiwan)
Wei-Yao Hsu, Instrument Technology Research Ctr. (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10449:
Fifth International Conference on Optical and Photonics Engineering
Anand Krishna Asundi, Editor(s)

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