After closing an 8.5M EUR(10M USD) investment for its core activities in the ophthalmic industry (including participation from SET Ventures, Munich Venture Partners, PMV and KLA-Tencor), Luxexcel has begun installing the first industrial-grade 3D printing platforms in the USA and Europe. An additional 4M EUR (4.7M USD) investment will be used for rapid expansion of the Luxexcel platform-functionality through dedicated (co-)development programs and partnerships in the domain of Augmented & Virtual Reality also known as AR/VR. AR/VR Eyewear applications include smart glasses that provide the user with real-time information for professional and personal use, gaming applications including control consoles for drones (fpv), sensors and cameras integrated into eyewear.
Luxexcel Vision Platform: opportunities for all stakeholders
The Luxexcel Vision platform offers opportunities for both ophthalmic labs and AR/VR headset manufacturers. Ophthalmic labs use the Luxexcel Vision Platform to 3D print custom AR/VR lenses. The Luxexcel Vision Platform is fully integrated into today’s ophthalmic lab flow. This opens up a new industry lens segment for ophthalmic labs.
“We believe that with the technology of Luxexcel it will be possible to combine AR/VR applications with RX eye correction, which is an essential component in bringing smart eyewear to the mainstream market. We are excited about leveraging the high-tech network in the Netherlands to enable this unique breakthrough,” said Nard Sintenie, Founding Partner at Innovation Industries BV.
AR/VR headset manufacturers have the opportunity to commercialize AR/VR headsets with personalized prescription lenses included. By making use of the Luxexcel Vision Platform lens customization becomes accessible to AR/VR headset manufacturers.
The Luxexcel platform consists of industrial grade optical 3D-printer, lens-design software, ophthalmic quality print materials and workflow integration tools which enables customers to manufacture 3D printed ophthalmic quality lenses that meet all industry standards.