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Desktop, Pro & Industrial 3D printers: What’s the difference?

Posted by Luxexcel on Aug 19, 2015 10:16:00 AM

Guestblog by Joris Peels - 3D printing strategy consultant

A lot of different terms are being bandied about in 3D printing. People refer to systems and categories of systems by many different names. In order to give some clarity I’ll outline some of the major categories of 3D printers.

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3D Printing vs Additive Manufacturing Part Three

Posted by Luxexcel on Aug 11, 2015 12:00:00 PM

Guestblog by Joris Peels - 3D printing strategy consultant

In two previous posts I discussed a number of Additive Manufacturing technologies and gave a definition of 3D printing as well as detailed technologies such as DLP & EBM. In this post we’ll look at Directed Energy Deposition technologies.

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Topics: 3D printing

Interview – Robb Godshaw: 3D printed lenses without post-processing

Posted by Luxexcel on Jul 28, 2015 11:18:00 AM

Interview – Robb Godshaw: 3D printed lenses without post-processing

The Luxexcel team interviewed Robb Godshaw on his project involving 3D printed lenses that distort views of faces. A highly creative project which makes use of Printoptical Technology.

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Topics: 3D printing

Luxexcel 2015 Innovative Application Award winners

Posted by Luxexcel on Jul 20, 2015 5:11:00 PM

3D printed earphones, 3D printed malaria test and 3D printed shoes selected as winner

Delft University of Technology students created unique applications of Printoptical Technology. All the projects competed in the Luxexcel 2015 Innovative Application Student Awards contest. Website visitors could vote for their favourite application. They selected the three winners:

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Topics: News

Luxexcel Set for Growth with €7.5 million series B- round

Posted by Luxexcel on Jul 17, 2015 3:32:00 PM

Market leader 3D Printing of Optics Moves into Next Phase of Technology Development and Application

Kruiningen, the Netherlands, July 17th – LUXEXCEL, the first company that is able to 3D print functional lenses, announced a €7.5 million series B funding. The first closure is done and the second closure will be finalized in 3 months’ time. The B-round was led by the Flemish investment company PMV, which included the firm’s existing investors, SET Ventures and Munich Venture Partners.

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3D printed virtual reality headset

Posted by Luxexcel on Jul 9, 2015 1:33:00 PM

Delft University of Technology student D van den Oord created a 3D printed VR headset with 3D printed optics. Virtual reality headsets are a rapidly growing market, it allows users to be in a virtual world, which feels like they are actually there. The principles are based on the phenomenon called immersion, in this case your brain thinks that what you see is actually real. The effect is mainly created by three factors: stereoscopic 3D, head tracking and a wide field of view.

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Topics: 3D printing

Unique industrial design project TU Delft opens up new markets for 3D printing

Posted by Luxexcel on Jul 6, 2015 2:07:00 PM

Vote for the Luxexcel Innovative Application Student Award 2015

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Topics: 3D printing

Optical coating

Posted by Luxexcel on Jun 30, 2015 2:14:00 PM

Optical coatings are an important part of all kinds of optical products and systems. A variety of coatings are available for optical usage. Some coating enhance the optical function while others protect the optic for damage.

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Topics: Optics

3D Printing: X, Y and Z Axis

Posted by Luxexcel on Jun 10, 2015 2:13:00 PM

X,Y and Z Axis

Every day Luxexcel is trying to improve our service for you. Three months ago we launched our online order portal where you can upload your design and where you can easily order. We want to inform you as best as possible to get good uploads and give the best service to you. Therefore we shall discuss the X, Y and Z orientation in 3D printing.

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Transparent 3D printing materials

Posted by Luxexcel on May 29, 2015 2:11:00 PM

To follow up on our earlier post on transparent 3D printing technologies, the Luxexcel team measured samples of different 3D printing technologies. In order to benchmark different 3D printing materials, the optical properties of sample plates were measured. As shown in the image below there are different variants in visual transparency. The Luxexcel team measured the light transmission and yellowness index of the different transparent 3D printing materials.

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Topics: 3D printing

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