Custom LED Optics by Luximprint

Leaving rich years of conventional optics fabrication behind, the Luximprint team initially got involved in the printed optics story back in 2009 when printed optics were initially invented by Luxexcel. The main aim was to eliminate the bottle-necks of traditional optics fabrication processes and formulate an answer to the actual inconveniences faced. By developing novel optical 3D printing methodologies, the fabrication of custom LED optics easy available for lighting professionals.

Multi-Market Prototyping for Lighting Applications

Over the last decade, a rich period of technology and market development took place, finally resulting in a separation of the multi-market prototyping activities (including illumination optics) business back in 2016. A rich history of additive optics fabrication brought us to where we are today, and we joyfully keep seeking for novel ways of improving the fabrication process, while at the same time lowering the bar for getting access to custom led optics, both for novel lighting system development or tailored project solutions.

Image of custom led optics assembly 3D printed by Luximprint with lake view Assembly of various 3D printed optical lenses and textures before separation from the sheet.[/caption]

Conventional vs. Digital Optics Fabrication

With zero manufacturing tooling involved, printed optics are generated directly from a CAD file. Prepared by our users or one of the optics experts from our global Optics Design Hub, the designed 3D objects are meeting the specifications of the Luximprint optical 3D printing process and, as a next step, the requirements for manufacturing large quantities of identical pieces (if applicable).

Design and Manufacturing Flexibility: Easy Product Variations – Iterations

Utilizing the flexibility of a digital manufacturing process, multiple product variations can be created easily along the way. Without physical tooling constraints involved, the design freedom can be used to trial and error with multiple potential lens solutions in the same timeframe. Finally, the best matching solution can be taken and proceeded with to final fabrication tooling.

Image of various iterative lens textures, 3D printed in one run. Trial-and-error of a variety of lens textures becomes easily feasible with optical 3D printing.[/caption]

If during the assembly of the demonstrators/test set-up it is proven that the initial prototype(s) are not performing as expected, either the design can be tweaked or the manufacturing capabilities optimized, and a next version can be prototyped in days.

As a result of the faster and much more flexible optics processing, the speed of development cycles can go up, and the time to market can be much shorter.

Faceted Lens Technology

The arrival of mathematical design software solutions opened up a new era for custom optics fabrication. Faceted Lens Technology, initially invented by Physionary, goes today hand in hand with Luximprint custom LED optics fabrication, in special for those lenses with highly complicated surface textures.

If you are interested in the possibilities for your project, please don’t hesitate to call in the help of our sales engineers.

LPS 2018 Review

Launch of Powerful Luximprint-Physionary Digital Design and Fabrication Technologies for Custom LED Optics From September 25-27, 2018, lighting professionals witnessed the launch of a unique combination of digital design and manufacturing technologies during the leading lighting and technology event LPS 2018 in Bregenz, Austria. Luximprint, in its position as service provider for 3D printed optics [...]

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