Investigation of surface treatment methods for 3D printed optical components

Joshua C. Davidson, Jianan Zhang, Timothy Joseph Kane, Ram Mohan Narayanan

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Abstract

The following proposes a method for preparing 3D printed surfaces as commercial quality optical components. Utilizing Formlabs’ dipping method and pulse-reverse electroplating, a surface finish of /10 can be achieved. Optical profilometry (OP) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) suggest a surface quality that is comparable to the industry standard of 80 / 50. Optimization and integration of this surface treatment process as a post-printing step would enable additive manufacturing to be a feasible approach for developing optical components.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCLEO
Subtitle of host publicationApplications and Technology, CLEO_AT 2019
PublisherOSA - The Optical Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781557528209
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
EventCLEO: Applications and Technology, CLEO_AT 2019 - San Jose, United States
Duration: May 5 2019May 10 2019

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
VolumePart F127-CLEO_AT 2019

Conference

ConferenceCLEO: Applications and Technology, CLEO_AT 2019
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose
Period5/5/195/10/19

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Surface treatment
3D printers
Profilometry
Electroplating
Surface properties
Printing
Scanning electron microscopy
Industry

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials

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Davidson, J. C., Zhang, J., Kane, T. J., & Narayanan, R. M. (2019). Investigation of surface treatment methods for 3D printed optical components. In CLEO: Applications and Technology, CLEO_AT 2019 (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers; Vol. Part F127-CLEO_AT 2019). OSA - The Optical Society. https://doi.org/10.1364/CLEO_AT.2019.JTu2A.15
Davidson, Joshua C. ; Zhang, Jianan ; Kane, Timothy Joseph ; Narayanan, Ram Mohan. / Investigation of surface treatment methods for 3D printed optical components. CLEO: Applications and Technology, CLEO_AT 2019. OSA - The Optical Society, 2019. (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers).
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Davidson JC, Zhang J, Kane TJ, Narayanan RM. Investigation of surface treatment methods for 3D printed optical components. In CLEO: Applications and Technology, CLEO_AT 2019. OSA - The Optical Society. 2019. (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers). https://doi.org/10.1364/CLEO_AT.2019.JTu2A.15