Luxexcel wins Prism Award

Posted by Luxexcel on Feb 12, 2015 8:10:00 AM
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Global recognition for unique Additive Manufacturing service for optics

LUXeXceL wins Prism Award

San Francisco, February 11th, 2015 – SPIE and Photonics West announced that Luxexcel has been selected as Prism Award winner. The Luxexcel Printoptical Technology has been chosen as winner in the category Additive Manufacturing. Winners were announced at February 11th during the Prism Award Banquet, in San Fransisco. The Prism Award focusses on innovations in the optics and photonic industry.


President and Founder Richard van de Vrie is proud that Luxexcel won this prestigious award “I am very excited that Luxexcel won the Photonics Oscars. This recognition from an independent optical experts panel helps us to make people aware that our additive manufacturing process combined with an online design platform and a digital storage of lenses will bring change to the industry! Like for example I-tunes did, this will unfold the creating of cheap digital stockpiling of millions of different optics that can be manufactured superfast and tailored to the application.

Mr. Eugene Arthurs, CEO of SPIE is very delighted about Luxexcel’s development. “Luxexcel’s 3D Printing is ushering the future of optics manufacturing and creativity! As optical products now can be made in the additive way, there is the possibility to unleash a whole new world of application segments. It is to be expected that - with support of researchers and the industries – novel materials, products and optical functions will be invented. The 3rd industrial revolution has started and Luxexcel takes the role in the field of the fast growing optics and photonics industries. ”

About Prism Award

SPIE is organizer of the yearly Prism Award show. It is named the Photonics Oscar by OptecNet and recognize companies that are making a difference throughout several industries. All finalists were judged by an independent expert panel. Members of this panel are working in leading industry businesses. To learn more about the Prism Awards and to see a list of all the winners please take a look at: Also check out the Prism Awards 2015 video's.

About SPIE:

SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. The Society serves nearly 235,000 constituents from approximately 155 countries, offering conferences, continuing education, books, journals, and a digital library in support of interdisciplinary information exchange, professional networking, and patent precedent.

About Luxexcel

Luxexcel Group BV provides additive manufacturing services for optical components using its patented Printoptical® Technology. This technology is capable of the closest thing to 3D printing glass, namelijk 3D printing optically functional, perfectly smooth products. The company is eager to establishing mutually-beneficial collaborations to further develop new products and applications and recently launched a new manufacturing platform, a fast printing service and a designer hub where independent optical designers can offer their design service to users of printed optics!”

LUXeXceL is headquartered in the Netherlands and is the only company in the world that can additive manufacturing functional optics.

Media contact:

Eva Flipse

Luxexcel Group BV

Weihoek 10A, 4416PX, Kruiningen, The Netherlands



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