Luxexcel, the pioneer in 3D printed ophthalmic lenses, announced that its proprietary 3D printing technology has advanced from the pilot phase to printing commercial lenses. Over the past 12 months, 5,000 lenses have been printed on several VisionPlatform systems installed in the USA and Europe, enabling the company to bring the technology to a level where commercial lenses are being shipped to customers every day.
“By achieving this level of maturity we are ready to further grow the incredible potential of this technology and develop unique lenses both in ophthalmic and in smart eyewear,” said Fabio Esposito, CEO of Luxexcel. “3D printing is uniquely positioned to bridge the gap between traditional lenses and the future of eyewear which resides in smart functionalities.”
In the video below you can see the technology at work and hear IFB Solution’s Twenty/200 optical lab, the first wholesale optical lab utilizing Luxexcel 3D print technology to deliver commercial lenses.
Luxexcel VisionPlatform: commercial lens printing
The Luxexcel VisionPlatformTM consists of industrial-grade 3D printers, lens-design software and workflow integration tools which enable customers to manufacture 3D printed ophthalmic quality lenses which meet industry standards including all ANSI, ISO & FDA requirements.
Guido Groet, Chief Commercial Officer of Luxexcel: “We have developed this solution to bring to the eyewear market an amazing capability: 3D printed lenses. In the past 12 months, Luxexcel focused on the industrialization of the VisionPlatformTM in collaboration with key manufacturers in the ophthalmic field. The Luxexcel VisionPlatformTM brings a unique solution to the world of eyewear and enables the addition of prescription to smart eyewear.”