Luxexcel , Dutch pioneer in 3D printed ophthalmic lenses, has achieved a major milestone in volume manufacturing, after reporting that its manufacturing platforms in the U.S. and Europe have printed over 50,000 prescription lenses for customers in the traditional and smart eyewear, and high-tech industries.
The company also announced that this achievement was the result of optimizing the patented 3D printing processes on its unique VisionPlatform turnkey technology systems, making volume manufacturing of prescription lenses more predictable, scalable, and flexible. Since its foundation in 2009, Luxexcel has focused on making the leap from regular glasses to smart glasses by integrating technology inside a prescription lens. Thanks to its innovative VisionPlatform, it has become the first commercial company worldwide to 3D print unique and custom prescription lenses . In fact, Luxexcel holds patents to some of the main technologies required for 3D printing lenses. These make up the core of their VisionPlatform, which includes a 3D printer, called VisionEngine, a collection of custom resins for printing lenses, and proprietary software for designing and 3D printing traditional or smart lenses with glasses wearers’ individualized prescription requirements. 3D printed ophthalmic lenses. Image courtesy of Luxexcel “All components of our volume manufacturing solution […]
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