Edmund Optics announces partnership to develop 3D printed plastic optics

Edmund Optics has announced a working relationship with LUXeXceL Group BV to bring 3D printed plastic optics to the photonics industry.

Feb 16th, 2015
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Edmund Optics has announced a working relationship with LUXeXceL Group BV to bring 3D printed plastic optics to the photonics industry.

LUXeXceL Group is the world's first 3D printing service for optically transparent and very-smooth products. The company’s additive manufacturing services, optical components such as micro structures, arrays, prisms, and freeform lenses will be produced. LUXeXceL's 3D printed plastic optics are suitable for use in illumination, photovoltaic, and prototyping applications.

"We look forward to our joint effort with Edmund Optics to bring 3D printed optics to the photonics industry," commented Richard van de Vrie, President of LUXeXceL. "They are well-respected for their market knowledge and have a long-standing history of excellence in optics."

Samuel Sadoulet, President and COO of Edmund Optics, also commented on the collaboration.

"We're always interested in offering new technologies for our customers to elevate their applications," he said. "Creating optics with LUXeXceL's patented Printoptical® Technology is a great advancement in the manufacture of 3D printed optics and we are thrilled to bring these components to the photonics industry. I am excited that this cooperation will make it easy for designers to prototype, fine-tune, and ultimately perfect their designs, enabling the next generation of optically driven products."

This 3D printed plastic optics partnership will be available to users working on a proof of concept, needing a prototype in short time, or looking for a fully customized configuration.

View more information on the 3D printed optics.

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