Nikon is set to acquire metal 3D printer manufacturer SLM Solutions, but what are the implications?
3D Printing and AR Contact Lenses
Charles R. Goulding and Julia Wallace look at the use of 3D pritning to produce contact lenses, including advanced experimental lenses for augmented reality applications.
Zeiss: Powder to Performance with 3D Printing
Charles R. Goulding and Preeti Sulibhavi look at the 3D printing activities of Zeiss.
Minifactory’s Amazing Optical Nozzle Aligner
Minifactory announced a tool for 3D printers I hadn’t seen previously: a Nozzle Alignment Camera.
Nanoscale Glass 3D Printing Method Developed
Researchers at Rice University have developed a unique approach for 3D printing extremely small and complex structures in glass.
3D Printing Iridescence and Polarization Patterns?
Researchers have found a way to print liquid crystals with iridescence and polarization patterns.
Fully 3D Printed Smartglasses Now Possible
Luxexcel announced a new platform that could change the eyewear industry.
Supercharging Volumetric 3D Printing
New research shows a method of greatly simplifying future volumetric 3D printers.
Admatec Adds Vision-Based Process Monitoring System
Admatec’s new vision-based process monitoring system for their ceramic and metal 3D printers could dramatically increase the quality of industrial additive manufacturing.
The Nanoscribe Quantum X Microfabrication Production 3D Printer
Production microfabrication is the goal of the new Quantum X from Nanoscribe, which can produce microscopic 3D prints measured in nanomaters.
What Is Optical Engineering? (and Why You May Be Doing HW Wrong If You Don’t Know)
If you’re engineering hardware that has any one of: a camera, an LED, a display, an IR sensor, a lens, a laser, a reflector, or an optical fiber, guess what?!
InssTek Introduces Modular Resolution
A new cartridge system means InssTek customers don’t have to choose between fast and fine for metal 3D printing.
It’s A New Category of 3D Printed Applications!
I’m having trouble getting my head around a new concept discovered by researchers.
Newcastle Scientists Just Created the World’s First 3D-Printed Cornea
Sufferers of corneal blindness due to burns, diseases, and other misfortunes can see the light once again
Lots of Room at the Bottom for 3D Printing
I’m reading material from Germany-based Multiphoton Optics and am staggered by the variety of applications.
Multiphoton Optics Achieves One of the Finest 3D Printing Resolutions
If you haven’t heard of Multiphoton Optics, you will soon, as the German company has developed a very powerful 3D printing process that is quite unlike others.
Projection Micro-Stereo-Lithography: A New Way To Create Precision Components
Researchers at Northwestern University have used a 3D printing technique called “projection micro-stereo-lithography” to create incredibly complex lenses.
3D Printing Helps Solve Light Pollution
3D printing technologies are assisting new efforts to curb light pollution worldwide.
Protos 3D Printed Eyewear
Startup Protos is offering the opportunity to purchase 3D printed eyeglass frames. The obvious benefit is that the frames are precisely fit to your measurements, as shown in the image above. The frames are said to be 3D printed with a “proprietary material is lighter than titanium and more flexible than commonly used acetate… Continue reading Protos 3D Printed Eyewear
3D Printed Optics
We were contacted by Karl D. D. WIllis of the Disney Research Institute, who wished to show us the work they’ve been doing on 3D printing optical mechanisms. This past June we speculated on the importance of clear materials, but we had no idea how far along researchers have taken the concept. The… Continue reading 3D Printed Optics