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Luxexcel launches platform for manufacturing of prescription lenses for smartglasses

Luxexcel announced its next-generation manufacturing platform, Luxexcel VisionPlatform™ 7, which makes it possible for businesses to integrate prescription lenses into the production of smartglasses in their manufacturing facilities.

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We provide a complete 3D printing solution to manufacture prescription lenses for eyewear and smart glasses

Our solution includes the most advanced 3D printing platform. The printer, based on an innovative inkjet technology, is designed to produce lenses without the need of support material nor postprocessing: lenses are snapped into a frame once printing is completed. The proprietary consumable-material has been formulated to create transparent objects, ideal to produce lenses adopted today by wearers around the world. Our solution is completed by software and the printing process that controls the material deposition, billions of droplets precisely positioned, to form lenses with or without prescription.

Our patented technology is unique. Our platform is designed to be a full production system, capable of delivering consistent part’s quality on a 24/7 basis with high yield. With our technology, you can drastically reduce costs by eliminating steps form your current production process, while gaining a competitive edge providing customized prescription lenses in a fraction of the time. Additionally, during the printing process our technology allows to seamlessly integrates smart functionalities into the lenses. Ultimately, you can print prescription lenses and smart glasses of commercial grade, in volume, ranging from everyday to complex prescription lenses, lenses with active features to smart glasses.

At Luxexcel, we help you to mass produce 3D printed prescription lenses while embedding smart technology.

Partner with the pioneer in 3D printed lenses worldwide

We share our passion for innovation with industry leaders: in addition to providing a new, cost-effective, complete manufacturing solution we partner with technology companies to design their next generation of lenses.

Over the years we have collaborated with a number of high-tech, augmented or virtual reality leaders, smart wear or hardware developers, as well as ophthalmic labs that sell to doctors, consumer brands, and large ophthalmic or technology retail chains.

We have been helping the development of the next generation lenses requiring the integration of smart technology into prescription, looking just like everyday glasses.

At Luxexcel, we help you combine prescription lenses with smart technology.

Prescription lenses are a prerequisite for eyewear and smart glasses

Today, it’s estimated that six out of 10 people need vision correction to see their best and function in everyday and work life.

We understand that wearers of today require customized lenses. To fully optimize eyewear or smart glasses, it’s essential to integrate prescription powers into everyday, sun, and smart glasses, or with electrochromic lenses.

Our technologists, lens designers, and marketers utilize their wealth of experience to help you deliver functional eyewear and wearable technology.

Our 3D technology enables the new wave in wearables – it creates thin and light lenses, customized to meet the wearer’s optic requirements, and fit into everyday glasses or smart devices. With our 3D technology, we provide you with a scalable platform that allows you to commercially 3D print lenses in volume.

Key facts about Luxexcel

How we work

Our focus is to provide you with a complete technology solution to manufacture in volume high-quality 3D printed prescription lenses embedded with smart technologies.

We provide a business model that empowers you with agility and faster time-to-market of your products. Our hardware, software, materials, printing processes, and support enable you to create innovative products for your customers or end-users.

We understand the adoption journeys of 3D technologies. Talk to us about your requirements and we are here to help bring your vision to life.

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Our technology: how does it work?

Our technology builds lenses droplet by droplet. The Luxexcel VisionEngine™ is an inkjet-based 3D printer that builds lenses using Luxexcel VisionClear™, our proprietary liquid material. Billions of droplets of VisionClear™ are deposited in several passes on an acrylic-based material until the desired shape and size of the lens is created. During the process, the droplets flow and merge when it hits the surface, creating various lens shapes and sizes. The droplets merge before they’re locked in place enabling smooth surfaces. Our lenses do not require blanks, taping, blocking, generating, polishing, lasering, deblocking, or de-taping.

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Why 3D print lenses?

Work with us to create new opportunities to differentiate your businesses and develop unique custom lens products. Our team of designers, technologists, and marketers utilize their combined experience to ensure that you reduce the time-to-market of new products.

With our 3D technology, you’re able to 3D print lenses for many applications – on-demand and in high-volume. You’re also able to fulfil wearers’ exact requirements and print complex optics that are difficult to manufacture with legacy lens-making technologies. Wearers or end-users benefit from prescription lenses with added qualities that fit into everyday glasses.

We provide a complete solution for 3D printing that includes hardware, software, and support. There’s no need to keep inventories or implement a long supply chain. 3D printing also significantly reduces non-recyclable waste and the process doesn’t require using water compared with traditional lens making.


The Luxexcel VisionPlatform™ consists of industrial-grade optical 3D-printers, lens-design software, and workflow integration tools. We enable you to manufacture 3D printed ophthalmic quality lenses for smart glasses that meet industry standards. Our commercial lenses are manufactured in the US and Europe and meet ANSI, ISO, and FDA requirements.

Create 3D printed lenses of the future by combining prescription and smart features
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We provide the best of both: prescription powers and smart tech, in a single eyewear lens.
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