3D Printing

3D printing of optical materials often requires custom filament to be generated. Our group has both a filament extruder and a 3D printer for end-to-end manufacturing of parts.

Noztek Pro Filament Extruder

  • Versatile screw extruder for turning powder and pellets into 1.75 mm filament
  • Operating temperatures up to 300 C
  • Extrudes up to 2.5 m of filament per minute 

Prusa i3 MK3S 3D Printer

  • Accessible and customizable 3D printer for FDM
  • 25 x 21 x 21 cm3 build volume
  • 0.4 mm nozzle included, 0.05 minimum layer height