3D-printed PMMA preform for hollow-core POF drawing

Zubel, M., Fasano, A., Woyessa, G., Sugden, K., Rasmussen, H.K. and Bang, O. (2016). 3D-printed PMMA preform for hollow-core POF drawing. IN: POF 2016: 25th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres - proceedings. Webb, David J.; Scully, Patricia and Sugden, Kate (eds) GBR: Aston University.

Abstract

In this paper we report the first, to our knowledge, 3D-printed hollow-core poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) preform for polymer optical fibre drawing. It was printed of commercial PMMA by means of fused deposition modelling technique. The preform was drawn to cane, proving good enough quality of drawing process and the PMMA molecular weight to be appropriate for drawing. This ascertains that the manufacturing process provides preforms suitable for hollow-core fibre drawing. The paper focuses on maximisation of transparency of PMMA 3D printouts by optimising printing process parameters: nozzle temperature, printing speed and infill.

Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, Electronic & Power Engineering
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology
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Event Title: 25th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres, POF 2016
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2016-09-13 - 2016-09-15
Uncontrolled Keywords: Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials,Polymers and Plastics,Materials Chemistry
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Published Date: 2016-12-01
Authors: Zubel, M.
Fasano, A.
Woyessa, G.
Sugden, K. ( 0000-0001-6323-1082)
Rasmussen, H.K.
Bang, O.

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