Luxexcel is the only company in the world with technology that can 3D print ophthalmic lenses. The company started in 2009 and has optimized its 3D print technology for the ophthalmic market. The unique and highly accurate technology allows manufacturing lenses without the need for polishing. Key benefits of the technology are the ability to eliminate operational inefficiencies and the creation of new and perfectly customized products.
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8 Jan 2024

3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing 2024-2034: Technology and Market Outlook

IDTechEx Report: Sona Dadhania
9 Nov 2023

Optics for Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality 2024-2034: Technologies, Players and Markets

IDTechEx Report: Sam Dale
20 Sep 2023

Addoptics: 2023 Update

Addoptics is a Rotterdam-based company that uses 3D printed molds to produce prescription lenses that encapsulate both reflective and diffractive waveguides, improving aesthetics and usability. IDTechEx spoke to Addoptics about its ongoing pivot away from optics prototyping towards producing ophthalmic prescription lenses for AR glasses.
20 Mar 2023

Wearable Technology Forecasts 2023-2033

IDTechEx Report: Dr Tess Skyrme and Sam Dale
22 Feb 2023


Lumus is an Israeli company which designs optical engines for AR and other head mounted display (HMD) devices. These optical engines are composed of a display and reflective (also known as geometric) waveguide combiner — Lumus' key expertise is in the design of these waveguides, which can expand the exit pupil in two dimensions. Although largely fabless, it has its own smaller production line for R&D and specialized orders.
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.
6 Oct 2022

Polymer Additive Manufacturing 2023-2033: Technology and Market Outlook

IDTechEx Report: Sona Dadhania
21 Sep 2022

Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality Headsets 2023-2033: Technologies, Players, and Markets

IDTechEx Report: Sam Dale
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.
13 Jun 2022

3D Printing Materials Market 2022-2032

IDTechEx Report: Sona Dadhania
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.
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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.
24 Jun 2020


Attendee of AWE 2020
11 Apr 2018

3D Printed Ophthalmic Lenses As A Key Differentiator For Integrated Smart Eyewear Solutions

Luxexcel, Belgium
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.