Print Email Facebook Twitter H2020 opticon project overview Title H2020 opticon project overview: Investigating the use of additive manufacturing for the design and build of multi-functional integrated astronomical components Author Schnetler, H. van de Vorst, L.T.G. Snell, R. Atkins, C. Miller, C. Morris, K. Farkas, S. MezA, G. Roulet, M. Hugot, E. Vega-Moreno, A. Tenegi Sanginés, F. Dufils, J. Publication year 2020 Abstract Additive manufacturing (AM) methods and post processing techniques are promising methodologies considering that it is now possible to print in a wide variety of materials using processes much refined from those originally available twenty years ago. To date the uptake of AM in Astronomy is relatively low compared to other application areas, aviation being one such example. Due to the rapid progress made in additive manufacturing and the lack of its adoption in Astronomy, there are many opportunity to deploy new fabrication processes.In this paper, we outline the project and report the results of our investigation to make use of additive manufacturing and novel materials in the fabrication of multi-functional integrated components fit for use in astronomy instrumentation, which can operate in cryogenic environments and space application. Subject Additive manufacturing3-D printingMaterialsProcessesFabrication of reflective surfacesCryogenics To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:c81539b2-1f0e-423e-8417-73434f5f30b9 DOI https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2560828 TNO identifier 947024 Publisher SPIE ISBN 9781510636897 ISSN 0277-786X Source Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 11451 (11451) Bibliographical note Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation IV 2020; Virtual, Online; United States; 14 December 2020 through 22 December 2020 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.