5 Jan 2023
Luxexcel acquired by Meta
3D printed optics company Luxexcel has been acquired by Meta, almost certainly for its work in 3D printed ancillary lenses and encapsulation for AR optical waveguides.
17 Oct 2022
Polymer 3D Printing Market Moves Beyond Prototyping to Hit US$21.1B
IDTechEx finds that demand for polymer materials by mass far exceeds that of metal materials for 3D printing. IDTechEx finds that polymer 3D printing is moving beyond prototyping to high-value adoption by end-users, which will propel its growth to US$21.1 billion in 2033.
20 Sep 2022
Lenovo: The ThinkReality A3
Lenovo showcased its ThinkReality A3 headset at Laval Virtual 2022. Released in 2021, these are marketed as a lightweight AR headset or smart glasses, as opposed to an MR device.
11 Apr 2022
Luxexcel 3D develops production technology for 3D printed lenses, which are manufactured with a proprietary photopolymer material jetting process and do not require polishing. Its technology is primarily targeted at mass production of customized ophthalmic lenses for the encapsulation of waveguides and/or other optical technologies in smart glasses. Volume production of 3D printed prescription lenses has been proven by the firm and demonstrators of 3D printed waveguide lens encapsulation have been shown off. Luxexcel is headquartered in Eindhoven, NL.
14 Feb 2022
Addoptics is a Rotterdam-based company that uses 3D printed molds to produce cast resin reflective and refractive optics. This process enables complex optic geometries, allows quick turnarounds for prototyping and is scalable to small production runs.
17 May 2017
Investment in 3D printed lenses
Luxexcel, a fast-growing company that developed a unique technology to 3D print ophthalmic lenses has announced that it received up to 10M US$ in equity financing from a group of financial and strategic investors.
15 Oct 2015
IDTechEx Show! announces winners of Launchpad new technologies comp
Ten early-stage companies have been selected for the IDTechEx Launchpad, an exciting initiative that provides them the opportunity to showcase prototypes and demonstrations of their new products at the IDTechEx Show!
27 Aug 2015
WACKER jumps into 3D printing materials
In their Q2 interim report, WACKER have revealed they are now able to 3D print silicone. Silicone is a useful material to be able to 3D print because injection-moulded silicone is a favourite choice for prototyping.
4 Aug 2015
Digitizing old analogue industry - a new era for optics manufacturing
Interview with Luxexcel founder, Richard van de Vrie.
18 Mar 2015
Transparent 3D printing service
LUXeXceL's business to business 3D printing service will bring transparent 3D printing to the optics market as well as many new markets and businesses.
16 Feb 2015
3D Printing Insights from Eindhoven
IDTechEx attended the 3D Printed Electronics conference in Eindhoven hosted by Jakajima. This is perhaps the first conference on the subject. Here, IDTechEx provides a summary of its learnings.
27 Nov 2014
LUXeXceL 3D print truly transparent materials by adding droplets of photopolymer and curing with UV light to make objects with good optical properties and high shape conformity.