Printer for Quick Prototyping
The 3D printers available at Optech can be used to quickly generate prototypes. Optech owns a high-precision printer, the Stratasys Object350 Connex. With this printer, Optech can produce one-off parts with a specific use or even prototypes requiring characteristics or dimensions that are impossible using conventional machining techniques. Along with offering precision up to 46x46x16 μm, the Object350 makes it possible to choose a material that will provide a solid matte, flexible or even transparent finish. These options give you wide flexibility and a vast choice of uses. In addition, printing is done directly from the CAD of the object, which simplifies the transfer process.
Transparent samples can be printed using VeroClear ink. With sufficient polishing, lenses and other optical components can be created. These prototypes can be used to perform primary tests at a fraction of the cost of an actual lens.