Beijing: 3D Printing Molybdenum Ion Thruster Components

Beijing researchers are exploring better ways to qualify ion optics, fabricating molybdenum components via additive manufacturing. Their findings were published recently in ‘3D Printed molybdenum for grids and keeper electrodes…

3D Startup Africa: Interview with Ian Marks, Founder of 3D Optics

Ian Marks is an Optician with more than 30 years working experience in the Optical Industry. In the last 4 years, Marks has come up with a new concept of…

3D Printing Offers Potential for Manufacturing Imaging-Quality Optics

Many users and larger industrial businesses today are turning to 3D printing over conventional techniques due to substantial benefits suitable for a wide range of applications, including optics. In ‘Imaging-quality…

Student Uses Nanoscribe Technology to Investigate 3D Printed Microstructures for Optics in Thesis

German 3D printer manufacturer Nanoscribe specializes in 3D micro and nano printing, and its Photonic Professional GT 3D printer, which uses a two-photon polymerization process, was used in two life sciences…

2.5D Inkjet Printing Technique for Fabricating Precision Optical Components

There have been many breakthroughs with optical 3D printing, and now researchers in Switzerland are introducing a new one. The team, from the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM),…

LLNL Uses 3D Printing Glass Method to Manufacture Optical-Quality Glasses On Par with Commercial Products

The researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) always impress with their many 3D printing innovations. Their expertise is especially apparent when it comes to their work with materials, from…

3D Printed Prototypes Demonstrate Smart Windows That Can Keep Your Car Cool in the Sun

When you’ve left your car in the sun all day, unless you were lucky enough to find a parking spot under a tree, getting back in and sitting inside immediately…

3D Printing in Micro-Optics: Femtosecond Laser Writing Allows for Improvement Using Phase Masks

As 3D printing technology stamps its mark of innovation, magic, and miracle virtually everywhere, from the sectors we are all well aware of like aerospace and art and from automotive to medical,…

LUXeXceL Announces New Optics 3D Printing Process and Material – To Compete With Injection Molding

One of the more impressive companies we have covered over the last year has been the Netherlands-based LUXeXceL. The company uses a unique additive manufacturing process to create crystal clear…


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