LUXeXceL has a technology platform to rapidly produce (3D print) plastic optics. LUXeXceL develops, manufactures and sells optical solutions, created by a novel and patented digital printing, optical and lighting technology. This is a fundamental innovation in the Additive Manufacturing of optics.
LUXeXceL has invented the Printoptical© Technology, a revolutionary and globally unique digital additive manufacturing process to create optical components like, micro structures, freeform lenses, arrays, prisms, fresnel’s or other complex decorative designed (optical) surfaces. This innovative and patented “One-Step-Cad-to-Optic” process allows LUXeXceL to offer optical designers around the globe a new and unique 3D printing service.
LUXeXceL is currently focused on the global lighting industry with on demand functional prototyping and the manufacturing of illumination optics. With additive manufacturing they enable new design options and even new optical functions to customise the light distribution of any application, project or even single product or lens. Being able to 3D print optically smooth objects makes the technology suitable to many other applications beyond lighting such as eyewear.
LUXeXceL was founded in October 2009 by Richard van de Vrie and Kurt Blessing. Coming from the general lighting and LED lighting industry Richard Van De Vrie was acutely aware of the differences in the production of LED lighting fixtures compared to conventional lighting fixtures. In conventional lighting the design takes place over at least one year and the fixture is expected to stay in production for over a decade which allows for the development costs to be amortised over a long period. In LED manufacture the die sets used improve and change every 6-12 months and each new die requires different fixtures and optics. When making these new fixtures Richard Van De Vrie discovered that the optic development often took a considerable length of time and large amounts of capital to produce. So he set out to find a way to reduce this cost and increase the optics flexibility.
The company is generating small amounts of revenue and enjoys quite some attention from the industry.
EINDHOVEN, JUNE 15, 2018 Luxexcel announces that it has started preparations for the succession of its present Chief Executive Officer Hans Streng. This announcement follows the personal decision of Hans Streng to retire from the company in 2018. Hans Streng has...read more
Het Nederlandse Luxexcel maakt als enige brillenglazen die helemaal door een printer worden geprint. In de toekomst wil het bedrijf de lenzen 'slimmer' maken door technologie aan de glazen toe te voegen. Klik op de link voor de bijbehorende...read more
EINDHOVEN (THE NETHERLANDS) & ALPHARETTA (GA,UNITED STATES) January 11,2018 - Luxexcel announces that it has opened its US headquarters in Alpharetta, GA in the greater Atlanta area. Guido Groet, Chief Commercial Officer of Luxexcel has relocated to Alpharetta to...read more
January 4th 2018, EINDHOVEN (THE NETHERLANDS)- Luxexcel announces today that it has teamed up Augmented Reality leader Vuzix Corp to provide 3D-Printed prescription lenses for the Vuzix Blade AR headset. Luxexcel 3D printed prescription inserts will be introduced with...read more
On September 6th, Luxexcel announced the shipment of the first commercial 3D print solution for ophthalmic lenses to IFB Solutions, based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. IFB Solutions is the first ophthalmic lab in the world using the Luxexcel VisionPlatform™....read more
EINDHOVEN (THE NETHERLANDS)- September 28th , 2017 – Luxexcel announces that it has received an equity investment of 4M EUR (4.7M USD) from Innovation Industries, a Netherlands based Venture Capital fund. The investment enables Luxexcel to accelerate the next-gen...read more
EINDHOVEN (THE NETHERLANDS)- September 6th , 2017 – Luxexcel and IFB Solutions announce that the organizations have signed a contract for the first 3D print platform for ophthalmic lenses. The platform will be integrated into IFB’s optical operations in Winston-Salem,...read more
EINDHOVEN (NETHERLANDS)- May 3rd, 2017 – Luxexcel, a fast-growing company that developed a unique technology to 3D print ophthalmic lenses today announced that it received up to 10M US$ in equity financing from a group of financial and strategic investors. KLA-Tencor...read more
Belgium company Luxexcel launched its 3D printing technology for ophthalmic lenses at Vision Expo East in New York. The technology enables very small droplets of liquid to merge together, forming a lens fully compliant with industry standards and compatible with other...read more
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Erfurt, Germany – June 15, 2016. Materialise NV (NASDAQ: MTLS), the leading provider of Additive Manufacturing software and sophisticated 3D Printing solutions in the medical and industrial markets, announces at Rapid.Tech its collaboration...read more