RapidTech 2016 News: Materialise to Create Build Processor for 3D Printed Optics Specialist Luxexcel

RAPID

Share this Article

logo_0_0Both  Luxexcel and Materialise are dynamic companies within the 3D printing industry, both constantly working on positive collaborations with numerous other well-known entities from Optis to Microsoft, just to name a very few. Both are certainly always working diligently to keep their users’ needs more than met in a world offering increasing demand for both their expertise in optics and innovative 3D printing and additive manufacturing software, respectively.

Now, the two leaders will be innovating together once again. The news was just announced at RapidTech 2016, being held in Erfurt, Germany this week from June 14-16. Considering this tradeshow is a user conference and exhibition centering around the exchange of knowledge between researchers, developers, designers, and users, RapidTech was certainly an appropriate place to begin outlining the plan for Materialise to work on creating a new build processor customized specifically for Luxexcel.

Without question, Belgium’s Materialise is one of the biggest leaders in 3D software, along with creating sophisticated 3D printing solutions for areas like the medical field and wide ranging and numerous industries requiring their products and services. Recently we’ve seen many projects from Materialise, from making 3D printed hip replacement guides to working with students in 3D printing, just as a couple of examples demonstrating their ongoing versatility.

partsLuxexcel, headquartered in Kruiningen, the Netherlands and founded in 2010, has been growing rapidly since their inception due to their offering of customized 3D printed optics and products requiring maximum transparency, and has recently built an additive manufacturing competence center dedicated solely to 3D printed functional optics.

In the quest for perfection in their products, Luxexcel developed Printoptical Technology that does not require post-processing, eliminates the worry over visible printing layers, and allows for ‘crystal clear optics.’ They have also worked with Materialise previously in making an automated and streamlined ordering process for 3D printing production which is compatible with dozens of files types and a wide range of sizes.

You may have noticed that Materialise recently introduced the Materialise Magics 3D Print Suite, integrating multiple solutions into one, and offering communication between both software and 3D printers. Now in the collaboration with Luxexcel, their ultimate goal with employing Magics and the new build processor will be to give them very specific control over the quality of their 3D prints, working to promise superior resolution and accuracy in optical parts.

lux

Materialise is experienced in creating build processors via their Magics software, and will be able to offer streamlined expertise in seeing that hardware and software are perfectly matched, along with reducing complexity and at the same time increasing accessibility.

“Materialise software helps us to support our 3D printing technology for optical products,” says Hans Streng, CEO of Luxexcel. “By implementing the Build Processor we will get a tailored solution which supports seamless communication between software and our 3D printer for our prototyping business. It contributes to the growth of our 3D printing service and supports new technological developments.”

Will you be attending the RapidTech tradeshow in Germany? Said to be experiencing ‘record levels’ of attendance this year, visitors should expect to see around 160 exhibitors consisting of numerous leaders, from the companies discussed here to Stratasys, Concept Laser, and many more. And if you’re interested in finding out more about Materialise build processors, see here. Discuss further over in the Material 3D Build Processors forum over at 3DPB.com.

 

build_processor_general_page

The Materialise build processor general flow

Share this Article


Recent News

Manufacturing World Tokyo 2024 Set to Showcase Innovation in AM, 3D Printing and More!

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: May 19, 2024



Categories

3D Design

3D Printed Art

3D Printed Food

3D Printed Guns


You May Also Like

3D Printing News Briefs, May 18, 2024: Sustainability, Mass Spectrometry, & More

We’re starting with sustainability news in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, as Stratasys has published its second ESG and Sustainability Report. Moving on, Electroninks opened a headquarters in the APAC...

BMF’s New Subsidiary 3D Prints BioChips for Organ-on-a-Chip Research

Building on its proven track record in groundbreaking projects like glaucoma stents and microneedles, Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF) launched a new subsidiary, BMF Biotechnology Inc. Headquartered in San Diego, California,...

Finnair Hires AM Craft to 3D Print Plastic Parts for Aircraft Interiors

Riga-based AM Craft, a supplier specialized in 3D printing aviation components and certified under EASA Part 21G, announced a significant achievement today. The company will assist in upgrading Finnair’s A320...

3DPOD Episode 198: High Speed Sintering with Neil Hopkinson, VP of AM at Stratasys

Neil Hopkinson, a pioneering 3D printing researcher, played a pivotal role in developing a body of research that is widely utilized today. He also invented High Speed Sintering (HSS), also...