Optics Equipment

An open-source 3D printer printing an optical component, specifically, a filter bracket. Michigan Technological University photo.

MTU Prof’s 3D Printing Designs Slash Optics Lab Costs

Just as open-source design has driven down the cost of software to the point that it is accessible to anyone with an Internet connection, open-source designs and 3D printing are driving down the cost of making scientific equipment.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/01/2013