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

M. Zubel*, A. Fasano, G. Woyessa, K. Sugden, H.K. Rasmussen, O. Bang

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPOF 2016: 25th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres - proceedings
EditorsDavid J. Webb, Patricia Scully, Kate Sugden
Place of PublicationBirmingham (UK)
PublisherAston University
Pages295-300
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-85449-408-5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016
Event25th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres, POF 2016 - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 13 Sep 201615 Sep 2016

Conference

Conference25th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres, POF 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBirmingham
Period13/09/1615/09/16

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    Annealing and etching effects on strain and stress sensitivity of polymer optical fibre Bragg grating sensors

    Pospori, A., Marques, C. A. F., Sáez-Rodríguez, D., Nielsen, K., Bang, O. & Webb, D. J. (ed.), 1 Dec 2016, POF 2016: 25th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres - proceedings. Webb, D. J., Scully, P. & Sugden, K. (eds.). Birmingham (UK): Aston University, p. 260-263 4 p.

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  • Bragg gratings inscription using PMMA polymer optical fibers drawn from preforms with specific thermal pre-treatment

    Marques, C. A. F., Pospori, A., Demirci, G., Cetinkaya, O., Gawdzik, B., Antunes, P., Mergo, P., André, P. & Webb, D. J. (ed.), 1 Dec 2016, POF 2016: 25th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres - proceedings. Webb, D. J., Scully, P. & Sugden, K. (eds.). Birmingham (UK): Aston University, p. 40-45 6 p.

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  • Determination of the radial profile of the photoelastic coefficient of plastic optical fibers

    Acheroy, S., Geernaert, T., Ottevaere, H., Thienpont, H., Webb, D. J. (ed.), Marques, C. A. F., Peng, G., Pawel, M. & Berghmans, F., 1 Dec 2016, POF 2016: 25th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres - proceedings. Webb, D. J., Scully, P. & Sugden, K. (eds.). Birmingham (UK): Aston University, p. 105-109 5 p.

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    Zubel, M., Fasano, A., Woyessa, G., Sugden, K., Rasmussen, H. K., & Bang, O. (2016). 3D-printed PMMA preform for hollow-core POF drawing. In D. J. Webb, P. Scully, & K. Sugden (Eds.), POF 2016: 25th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres - proceedings (pp. 295-300). Aston University.