As part of the research of the ChIP lab on Luminescent Solar Concentrators (LSCs), we needed something to improve our measurements. Indeed, light from the solar simulator was coming directly to the optical fiber, without passing through the LSC. We hence needed something to cover both the edge of the LSC and the cosine corrector to which the optical fiber is linked. These two 3D-printed cones, designed by Andrea, answered our problems.
Team: Francesca Corsini, Sébastien Roth & Andrea Mantelli
Three main sketches were used to define the cone shape. The first two sketches define the dimension of the hole on one side and the rectangular aperture on the other side. The third sketch is used in order to connect the protection. The flat surface is used to put a label on the design. it is designed to be 3D printed without support by laying the object on the circular aperture side.
White material, circular aperture of 42.80 mm on one side and rectangular aperture of 45 mm x 7 mm on the other side with a 5 mm thick protection.
White material, circular aperture of 42.80 mm on one side and rectangular aperture of 15 mm x 7 mm on the other side with a 5 mm thick protection.