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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Topics: News

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

Luxexcel wins innovation award Chamber of Commerce the Netherlands

Posted by Luxexcel on Oct 1, 2015 4:41:00 PM

Luxexcel is named as the winner of the innovation top 100 of the Dutch Chamber of Commerce. 100 innovative Dutch companies competed and the 3D printing technology of Luxexcel was seen as the most innovative company of 2015 by the judges. 

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What is dispersion?

Posted by Luxexcel on Sep 1, 2015 4:09:40 PM

Dispersion is a phenomenon in optics where phase velocity of wave depends on its frequency. In various materials the speed of light is slower than it would be in outer space or in a vacuum.

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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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