Development of 3D printed metallic lenses

Deepak Shamvedi, Paul O'Leary, Ramesh Raghavendra

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The research presented in this paper reports, for the first time the development of a 3D printed metallic lens for mm-wave applications, fabricated using Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS). The metallic lens has been designed, simulated, and fabricated for use at E-band. The paper studies the focusing effect of both a 3D Plano-concave and a Biconcave metallic lenses, and focusses towards development of metallic lenses, through 3D printing. Furthermore, the paper also highlights design and manufacture challenges of such 3D printed lenses. Potential applications include horn antennas with an in-built metallic lens, as an alternative to parabolic reflectors or dielectric lens horn antennas for 5G applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 17th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2023
Place of PublicationFlorence
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9788831299077
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2023
Event17th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2023 - Florence, Italy
Duration: 26 Mar 202331 Mar 2023


Conference17th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2023
Abbreviated titleEuCAP2023
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  • 3D Printing
  • additive manufacturing
  • antennas
  • metallic lens

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Instrumentation


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