LIA Tuesday at Two Tech Talk: 3D Printed Optics and Final Use Luminaire Parts
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LIA Tech Talk on 3D Printing of Optics
By April 25h, 2023, the Lighting Industry Association is hosting a tech talk on the 3D printing of optics and optical components for the lighting industry. LIA-registered lighting professionals across the UK will receive a personal invite to join an exclusive session on the availability and use of printed optics for custom lighting solutions.
Printed optics for custom lighting applications is a living topic among the global design and engineering community. With a selection of rapid prototyping options available and novel design and manufacturing capabilities looming at the horizon, one may get easily lost in the woods.
Rapid Prototyping Custom LED Optics
In addition to typical LED lighting lenses, such as TIR optics and Fresnel lenses, new optical shapes, materials and features open door to design spaces one may have never dreamt of before. A proper understanding of the pro’s and con’s and technical capabilities is a must for every designer, both from an optical point of view and mechanically. Taking benefit of the speed, flexibility and cost-efficiency of optical 3D printing will be a great advantage for anyone involved in the lighting development cycle.
Marco de Visser, Co-Founder of Luximprint, the innovator of Printoptical Technology, will host a session on the state of 3D printing of Custom Optics including a technology breakdown, pro’s and con’s, applications and share a Future Outlook.
Feel free to join the session for the smartest, easiest and most intelligent way to keep up with all the latest developments in the Lighting Sector. More info on the event and the LIA can be found at: http://www.thelia.org.uk.
Still hungry for more?
If you are interested in exploring the possibilities with additive optics fabrication / 3D printed optics for engineering applications today, feel free to take a deeper dive into the recently published article ‘Tracing the Evolution of Additive Optics Fabrication‘ in Europhotonics where you find today’s manufacturing techniques and future enhancements explained in great detail.