TURNHOUT (BELGIUM)- February 23, 2017 – Luxexcel, a fast-growing optics company that has developed a unique technology to 3D print ophthalmic lenses today announced that its lenses are compliant with ISO 8980-1:2004 Focal Power.
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3D printed lenses: ophthalmic quality
Luxexcel lenses are printed with a dedicated 3D printer in an ophthalmic processing laboratory environment. The quality, straight out of the printer, is at industry required ISO quality level. The technology has now reached a stage of maturity where specialty lenses can be provided to the ophthalmic market.
Hans Streng, Chief Executive Officer of Luxexcel states: “Luxexcel has developed an industrial 3D printing platform to 3D print specialty lenses like monofocals, bifocals, trifocals, with cylinders and prisms. The lenses are thoroughly tested and on ISO quality level. This opens up business opportunities for ophthalmic labs to manufacture a wide range of specialty lenses with our technology”.
The Luxexcel technology combines hardware, consumables and design-software, in one 3D printing solution. The Luxexcel printing platform can be integrated within today's standard ophthalmic lab workflow. Lenses produced with the 3D print solution are compatible with industry coatings and customary processes like edging and framing. The print platform offers ophthalmic labs the freedom to create revolutionary lens designs in a mainstream process. Luxexcel will be shipping the printing platform to ophthalmic labs this year.
Luxexcel is the only company in the world which can 3D print ophthalmic lenses. The company started in 2009 and has fully optimized its 3D print technology for the ophthalmic market. The unique and highly accurate technology allows manufacturing lenses without the need for polishing. Luxexcel enables the launch of new and unique products and services to the ophthalmic industry.