Injection moulding of plastic parts with laser textured surfaces with optical applications

J. Pina-Estany, A. A. García-Granada, E. Corull-Massana

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The purpose of this work is to manufacture micro and nanotextured surfaces on plastic injection moulds with the aim of replicating them and obtaining plastic parts with optical applications. Different patterns are manufactured with nanosecond and femtosecond lasers in order to obtain three different optical applications: (i) homogeneous light diffusion (ii) 1D light directionality and (iii) 2D light directionality. Induction heating is used in the injections in order to improve the textures degree of replication. The steel mould and the plastic parts are analyzed with a confocal/focus variation microscope and with a surface roughness tester. A mock-up and a luminance camera are used to evaluate the homogeneity and luminance of the homogeneous light diffusion application in comparison with the current industrial solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)372-380
Number of pages9
JournalOptical Materials
Publication statusPublished - May 2018


  • Injection moulding
  • Laser
  • Luminance
  • Micro and nanotextured surface
  • Optics
  • Refractive optical elements


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