Vacuum deposition coatings

Posted by Luxexcel on Mar 4, 2016 3:04:35 PM

Vacuum deposition coatings concern a process where solid metal gets evaporated on the to be coated component. By performing this process under vacuum, the evaporation is not just better controlled but also the process temperature is lowered, which allows plastics to be coated. This technique is used to coat for example mirrors.

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3D printing technology: what technologies are available?

Posted by Luxexcel on Feb 29, 2016 2:57:55 PM

3D printing or additive manufacturing is a radically different manufacturing method to prototype your product. Until the adoption of 3D printing, traditional manufacturing methods like embossing and injection moulding were used to prototype and manufacture all sorts of products.

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Topics: 3D printing

How 3D-printing will affect the supply chain of eyewear?

Posted by Luxexcel on Feb 26, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Guest blog by Mikko Vartio, Industrial management M.Sc. student, B.Sc. in mechanical and production engineering 

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Topics: 3D printing

Types of optical coatings

Posted by Luxexcel on Feb 2, 2016 10:54:16 AM

Optical coatings are more and more used for different optical solutions. Coatings can enhance the optical function or prevent the optic from environmental damage. Several optical coatings are available on the market and have all another function. In this blog post we will dive into the world of optical coatings.

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3D printing vs. traditional manufacturing

Posted by Luxexcel on Nov 12, 2015 2:40:48 PM

Sometimes it is hard to decide which technology fits your project needs. On one end you have the traditional manufacturing technologies like injection molding and milling and on the other end more new technologies like 3D printing. Each manufacturing method has its own design challenges. To incorporate new technologies, like 3D printing or additive manufacturing, your company should branch out and it might be needed to slightly adjust your design process. If you do so it will result in a design process which completely utilizes the capabilities of 3D printing. 

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Topics: 3D printing

Luxexcel and OPTIS ease optics design for 3D printing

Posted by Luxexcel on Nov 9, 2015 2:33:26 PM

Kruiningen, November 9 ,2015 – Luxexcel, the only company in the world able to 3d print functional optics and OPTIS, the leading software vendor for the scientific simulation of light, human vision and physically correct visualization, announce a collaboration. This collaboration enables an easy route from CAD design to custom 3D printed prototype.

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Luxexcel opens Technology Center at OMC in Turnhout

Posted by Luxexcel on Oct 27, 2015 11:18:13 AM

Luxexcel, the only company in the world that is able to 3D print functional lenses, announced today that it will open a new Technology Center at the Open Manufacturing Campus (OMC) in Turnhout, Belgium.

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What are the available types of lenses?

Posted by Luxexcel on Oct 19, 2015 11:15:00 AM

In this article we discuss different types of lenses, what separates the lenses from one another and what lenses suit which applications.

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Project 3D printed optics for Virtual Reality

Posted by Luxexcel on Oct 12, 2015 2:53:00 PM

VR project ROC West-Brabant interview with lecturer Dirk Verbeek

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What are the differences between AM technologies?

Posted by Luxexcel on Oct 7, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Nowadays 3D printing is almost used as a synonym for all the different Additive Manufacturing processes that are used. However, there are many processes which vary in printing method, those processes differ in the material and machine they use. Learn about the different AM technologies in this blogpost.

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Topics: 3D printing

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