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 lambda/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 publication2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2019 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781943580576
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2019
Event2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2019 - San Jose, United States
Duration: May 5 2019May 10 2019

Publication series

Name2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2019 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2019
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose
Period5/5/195/10/19

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Optical Devices
surface treatment
Surface treatment
3D printers
Electroplating
Printing
Profilometry
Electron Scanning Microscopy
Surface properties
Industry
electroplating
dipping
printing
Scanning electron microscopy
manufacturing
scanning electron microscopy
industries
optimization
industry
pulses

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Spectroscopy
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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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 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2019 - Proceedings [8749754] (2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2019 - Proceedings). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.23919/CLEO.2019.8749754
Davidson, Joshua C. ; Zhang, Jianan ; Kane, Timothy Joseph ; Narayanan, Ram Mohan. / Investigation of Surface Treatment Methods for 3D Printed Optical Components. 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2019 - Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2019. (2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2019 - Proceedings).
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Davidson, JC, Zhang, J, Kane, TJ & Narayanan, RM 2019, Investigation of Surface Treatment Methods for 3D Printed Optical Components. in 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2019 - Proceedings., 8749754, 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2019 - Proceedings, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2019, San Jose, United States, 5/5/19. https://doi.org/10.23919/CLEO.2019.8749754

Investigation of Surface Treatment Methods for 3D Printed Optical Components. / Davidson, Joshua C.; Zhang, Jianan; Kane, Timothy Joseph; Narayanan, Ram Mohan.

2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2019 - Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2019. 8749754 (2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2019 - Proceedings).

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Davidson JC, Zhang J, Kane TJ, Narayanan RM. Investigation of Surface Treatment Methods for 3D Printed Optical Components. In 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2019 - Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2019. 8749754. (2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2019 - Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.23919/CLEO.2019.8749754