We proposed a lens forming method that does not require post-output processing using an ultraviolet (UV) printer. The transparent ink is first laminated to form a shape. A UV printer then smooths its surface by filling the layer roughness with a gloss. We implemented a tool to design the lens shape by inputting the lens diameter, focal length, etc.; with this tool, multiple lenses can be arranged and output as data to be printed by a UV printer.
- Kei Sugiyama and Koji Tsukada. Proposal of Lens Shaping Method Using UV Printer. In The Adjunct Publication of the 32nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST ’19). pp.125-127. 2019. [link]