How feasible would it be to 3d print a camera lens?

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ProfHankD
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Re: How feasible would it be to 3d print a camera lens?

E Dinkla wrote:

MacM545 wrote:

I want to print my own lenses. Just how feasible would that be?!

Resin 3D printing must be the best approach I think. Fresnel lenses would be my goal first.

With a 10M $ budget like this local company got as an extra investment you might be able to do it on normal lens types;

https://www.luxexcel.com/

Sounds about right (although it shouldn't have cost that much to develop). There are still issues with resin in that you have a very limited range of mechanical and optical properties. Our nanotechnology center has been doing molecular-level 3D printing, and that could make awesome lenses, but not very big ones.  

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