A 3D printed toolbox for opto-mechanical components
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In this article we present the development of a set of opto-mechanical components (a kinematic mount, a translation stage and an integrating sphere) that can be easily built using a 3D printer based on Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) and parts that can be found in any hardware store. Here we provide a brief description of the 3D models used and some details on the fabrication process. Moreover, with the help of three simple experimental setups, we evaluate the performance of the opto-mechanical components developed by doing a quantitative comparison with its commercial counterparts. Our results indicate that the components fabricated are highly customizable, low-cost, require a short time to be fabricated and surprisingly, offer a performance that compares favorably with respect to low-end commercial alternatives.
CitationSalazar-Serrano, L., Juan P. Torres, Valencia, A. A 3D printed toolbox for opto-mechanical components. "PLoS one", 18 Gener 2017, vol. 12, núm. 1, p. 1-13.