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Optics can now take any shape
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LUXeXceL specialise in the digital manufacture of optics
Injection moulding has been the main manufacturing method for optical components for a long time, but today the revolution Dutch 3D printing of optics firm LUXeXceL is launching the very first 3D printing service for functional optical components.
The Printoptical technology, a unique 3D printing process especially developed for the additive manufacturing of functional optics, has reached a new level.
The fully digital process, provides freedom for iteration, speed, accuracy and competitive pricing for both prototyping and small to medium volume manufacturing. LUXeXceL offers the world’s only additive manufacturing service that reaches the level of surface smoothness and optical clarity needed for functionality testing and series production. According to LUXeXceL as a total package the manufacturing service is comparable to injection moulding, and in some cases it even exceeds it.
Large upfront investment, long and slow throughput times, setting up milling machines or creating molds for series production, are all problems with the injection moulding of optics that could be confined to history by LUXeXceL
A design is no longer limited to the restrictions of moulding or long milling times, now the optics industry can benefit from all the advantages that 3D printing offers.
There is no longer the need to mass produce your optical components, you can customize and individually optimie your light distribution. And it does not end there. Transparent 3D printing allows for a whole range of innovative products to be developed.
For some good examples of 3D printed optics, visit the LUXeXceL launch page and you can even request a free product sample there.