Industrial 3D printing – Additive manufacturing

24. June 2019

3D printing or rather additive manufacturing is the layer by layer building of components from fine powder.

Powder materials can be plastics, metals or even composite materials. Digital 3D data is the basis of this process. Formerly used for samples, prototypes or small series this production technique is well established in mass production in various applications.

Sill Optics offers a variety of lenses used in additive manufacturing. The most recent lens in this segment is the S4LFT0910/328. Designed for an aperture of up to 30 mm, combined with fused silica as lens material and the low absorption coating, the lens is the perfect choice for high power applications. Furthermore, its large scan field allows production of extended components.