11/18/2015 | 1 MINUTE READ

Luxexcel, Optis Collaboration Simplifies Design of 3D-Printed Optics

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Information added to the Optis Material library will enable faster design of optics for 3D printing.


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Luxexcel, a 3D printing service provider for optical components, is collaborating with software vendor Optis to add Luxexcel material information to the Optis Material library. The collaboration is intended to enable optical designers to move from CAD design to custom, functional 3D-printed prototype more easily. Users of Optis software can virtually design a lens within the OP Optis TIS CAD software and 3D print the design with Luxexcel’s Printoptical Technology. The Luxexcel material is integrated into the Optis Material library available at optislib.com.

Optis’ software solutions enable designers and engineers to create a digital lighting plan and optical design of their future product. Within the software these virtual prototypes can be tested and verified immediately. Following the digital model, optical designers often need to create a real optical prototype or proof of concept, which can take a long time and require high upfront investments for production.

Peter Paul Cornelissen, head of marketing and online business Optis at Luxexcel explains: “With the integration of the Luxexcel material in the Optis Library you can design your file with our material properties included. This will significantly speed up your design- and prototyping-process.” After a customer designs a lens or light guide, it can be uploaded and ordered online via the Luxexcel customer portal. The company will check the design, print it and ship it.

“With our software and the additive manufacturing technique of Luxexcel you can speed up this process and reduce your costs significantly," says Jacques Delacour, Optis founder and CEO. 

Luxexcel's Printoptical Technology process is suitable for creating functional prototypes and short runs of optical products including freeform lenses, prisms and microstructures. 


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