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EPFL Printing Symposium on Advanced Manufacturing and Custom Optics

Following an interesting doctoral class on ‘3D printing with Light‘ back in 2018, Luximprint will travel again to Lausanne for another great time with graduate students offering some ‘Printed Optics Education’ in an EPFL Printing Symposium titled ‘Selected topics in Advanced Manufacturing’.

Advanced Manufacturing Technology for LED Optics

Additive manufacturing of custom LED optics is a future proof methodology of rapid prototyping optical
components using digital 3D printing technologies. The EPFL seminar on ‘Selected topics in Advanced Manufacturing’ teaches practical lessons on how to design for Luximprint additive optics
fabrication by using state-of-the-art ‘target-to-source’ optics design software from Physionary, aiming
to overcome the challenges in todays’ industrial engineering landscape.

Custom Optics for Uncompromised Applications

A combination of those two emerging technologies is extremely powerful, as the intelligent piece of
design software incorporates and considers the optical 3D printing platform capabilities when generating
a design for manufacture. Product developers, on the one hand, can now benefit from the ‘printing-on-demand’ of custom optics, with no costly commitments to tooling and inventory, while designers and specifiers can get uncompromised solutions, meeting the exact quantities and needs for their custom
project.

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Advanced Manufacturing Masterclass

The event will be followed by the recurring biennial doctoral class ‘3D printing with Light’ by Spring 2020, addressing the aspects of optical 3D printing technology. This masterclass includes optical systems for scanning and excitation, photopolymers, glass and other photoactive materials, and optical components fabricated with 3D printing technology.

Agenda EPFL Printing Symposium

Online you can view the full program of the ‘Selected Topics in Advanced Manufacturing’ symposium.