Rapid Prototyping of Custom Optics for Illumination Applications

Rapid Prototyping is generally used to quickly fabricate a scale model of a physical part or assembly using three-dimensional CAD data. In the optics field, printed optics by Luximprint are a fast way of getting custom optical parts available in a matter of days. Manufactured in a fast, flexible and cost-effective way,  inventive Additive Optics Fabrication technology is used to build customs for a broad range of multi-market illumination applications.  

Shorter Cycle Times, Faster Marketing

During the engineering cycle, it is critical to keep lead times as short as possible in order to avoid valuable market time losses. The faster a product can be engineered, assembled and produced, the faster a company can launch it to the market and start to earn revenues from it and earn back the investments.

In traditional optics fabrication, lead times for custom optics typically range from weeks to months, taking into consideration that soft tooling has to be created, validated and approved before any final hard tooling can be ordered. Even when no soft tooling is ordered and a direct step is taken towards a hard tool, the time (and money) losses coming along with that are significant. Not to speak about the risk involved in the decision making.

Image of Luximprint direct CAD-to-Optic Manufacturing process Direct ‘CAD-to-Optic’ manufacture is the most straightforward way of getting your custom optics available without costly commitments.

Direct CAD-to-Optic Manufacture

Additive Optics Fabrication, on the contrary, uses additive technologies rather than subtractive machining, whereby unnecessary materials are removed. With direct ‘CAD-to-Optic’ manufacture, LED optics are printed straight from the CAD file without the need for further manufacturing tooling.

Noteworthy is that the printed parts are optically smooth and functional straight from the printer, on the contrary to conventional 3D printing methods whereby a significant amount of post-polishing work is needed.

Luximprint and SilvaCo Optics Representation Partnership

Luximprint and SilvaCo Optics enter into Long Term Partnership to market Printed Optics in California WEMELDINGE, NETHERLANDS / SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA, USA – MAY 2020 – Luximprint, a global leader in multi-market prototyping services for Printed Optics and Optographix based in The Netherlands and SilvaCo Optics, a highly renowned California based optics, sensors and components [...]

By |2020-05-25T10:03:11+00:00May 18th, 2020|Sales Representation|0 Comments

LpR77 on 3D Printing: Technologies for the Third Industrial Revolution

New Disruptive Fabrication Technologies for a Novel Design Approach Some manufacturing technologies and tools that were only used in pre-production or prototyping for a long time have become state-of-the-art for mass production today. 3D printing is one such technology. LED professional Review, the global information hub for Lighting Technologies, dedicated a 6-page article to emerging [...]

By |2020-02-20T12:04:03+00:00February 20th, 2020|3D Printing Education, Free Publicity|0 Comments

Meet us at LED professional Symposium + Expo 2019

LED professional Symposium + Expo 2019: Lighting Technologies for Lighting Industry & Lighting Design LpS (LED professional Symposium + Expo 2019) is Europe’s leading international lighting technologies conference and exhibition for lighting and fixture design, testing and manufacturing of novel lighting systems, controls and equipment for all industry areas. Luximprint at LED professional Symposium + [...]

By |2019-07-10T14:42:54+00:00July 29th, 2019|Events|0 Comments

Today’s Headlines: China’s largest Mobile Social Media Platform

New Technology, 3D printing Optical Lenses: This Company did it! Light Engine Information - 2019-03-01  Ouyan Guangqing, March 1st, 2019 / For optical designers, the process of transforming design drawings into functional samples is often time-consuming and labor-intensive. The initial machining of metal molds and the commissioning of equipment often consumes a lot of time, [...]

By |2019-03-12T11:19:34+00:00March 12th, 2019|Free Publicity|0 Comments

Event Review: Materials 2018 Veldhoven

Materials 2018 Veldhoven: Discovery of New Materials and Treatments for Printed Optics Materials 2018 Veldhoven, The Netherlands, is the trade fair where everything revolves around the role of materials in the success of a product. The Luximprint team joined the show at the NH Conference Centre Koningshof on May 30 in order to optimize and [...]

By |2018-06-01T11:02:15+00:00June 1st, 2018|Events, Material Specifications, Surface Finishes|0 Comments

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