Luxexcel gets complex

Last year Luxexcel raised the prospect of 3D printed lenses doing away with lens casting, blank production and warehousing, Chris Bennett caught up with the Belgian innovator in Mido to find out the latest

Luxexcel is sitting on a technology that could transform the way the eyewear business works but it is taking a very measured approach to its introduction.

Last year at Vision Expo East Luxexcel launched its 3D printed lens production process to a global audience (See Optician 12.05.17). Since then its system has been installed in one lab in the US with another to come online shortly. Mido in Milan marked the European launch with an announcement of its first lab partner already in the pipeline.

The process works by gradually building up the lens by depositing tiny amounts of fluid, drop by drop. The resulting lens requires no cutting, working, polishing. It can be coated without the need for any reworking, or even cleaning.

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