3d printed optics

Germany: Researchers Evaluate SLA 3D Printing of the Fresnel Lens

Today, users around the world have made at least a noticeable foray into nearly every industry with 3D printing, and the world of optics and lenses is no exception. In…

Korea’s Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology: Exploring 3D & 4D Printing in Optics & Beyond

“Abundant new opportunities exist for exploration.” Korean researchers from the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology are exploring more complex digital fabrication—and on two different levels, outlined in the…

Optomec Releases LENS Laser Deposition Head (LDH 3.X) for Additive Manufacturing

Optomec has just announced the LENS Laser Deposition Head (LDH 3.X) for additive manufacturing users around the world in need of a powerful optics system. Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico,…

Researchers Use Autodesk Ember 3D Printer to Characterize 3D Printed Lenses

In the recently published ‘Characterization of 3D printed lenses and diffraction gratings made by DLP additive manufacturing,’ international researchers studied digital fabrication of optical parts using DLP 3D printing. Examining…

Germanium, Silica & Titanium Lend Stability to 3D Printing Optical Glass

In the recently published ‘Sol-Gel Based Nanoparticles for 3D Printing of Optical Glass,’ Peter Palencia and Koroush Sasan of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are innovating further in the realm of…

Lithuanian Startup Dear Deer Eyewear Offers Bespoke 3D Printed Eyeglasses Online

Because I was really into Barbies at age 6 when I first got prescription lenses, my very first pair of eyeglasses were huge and bright pink…I shudder to look at…

3D Startup Africa: Interview with Ian Marks, Founder of 3D Optics

Ian Marks is an Optician with more than 30 years working experience in the Optical Industry. In the last 4 years, Marks has come up with a new concept of…

3D Printing Offers Potential for Manufacturing Imaging-Quality Optics

Many users and larger industrial businesses today are turning to 3D printing over conventional techniques due to substantial benefits suitable for a wide range of applications, including optics. In ‘Imaging-quality…

Student Uses Nanoscribe Technology to Investigate 3D Printed Microstructures for Optics in Thesis

German 3D printer manufacturer Nanoscribe specializes in 3D micro and nano printing, and its Photonic Professional GT 3D printer, which uses a two-photon polymerization process, was used in two life sciences…

New Technique Creates Smoother 3D Printed Optical Components

3D printed objects don’t come off the print bed perfectly smooth; on the contrary, many 3D printing technologies leave a decent amount of surface roughness, which is unacceptable for applications…

LLNL Uses 3D Printing Glass Method to Manufacture Optical-Quality Glasses On Par with Commercial Products

The researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) always impress with their many 3D printing innovations. Their expertise is especially apparent when it comes to their work with materials, from…

The Top Ten Most Significant 3D Printed Things: The Results Are In

First I came up with a list of the 10 most significant 3D printed things, then this list was expanded upon to include 24 and you could vote to determine…

IFB Solutions Signs Contract with Luxexcel for Its 3D Printing Ophthalmic Lenses Platform

By now, Luxexcel is pretty well synonymous with 3D printed optics – it’s said to be the only company in the world that has the ability to 3D print ophthalmic lenses without…

LLNL Researchers Develop New Method of 3D Printing Transparent Glass for Optical Applications

The 3D printing of glass has been in the news quite a lot lately, with several breakthroughs coming in the last couple of months. Micron3DP is releasing its glass 3D printer…

3D Printed Lenses: Luxexcel Teams Up with Automation & Robotics to Implement New Quality Control Product, Dual LensMapper

You might be quite surprised to find out how often the worlds of 3D printing and optics collide, bringing forth new innovations from an industry dedicated to lenses and light….

Butterfly Wings Inspire Aussie Scientists to 3D Print Stronger Structures for the Future of Electronics

A sprig of this, a dose of that, and toss in some butterfly wings. While that may sound more like fairytale than scientific research, an important part of Callophrys Rubi’s…

Northwestern University Research Group Uses 3D Printing to Create Terahertz Lens

The Illinois-based Northwestern University has utilized 3D printing technology to research a variety of vital applications, from 3D printing fuel cells to 4D printing materials on the nanoscale. Now, researchers…

3D Printing in Micro-Optics: Femtosecond Laser Writing Allows for Improvement Using Phase Masks

As 3D printing technology stamps its mark of innovation, magic, and miracle virtually everywhere, from the sectors we are all well aware of like aerospace and art and from automotive to medical,…

LUXeXceL Teams With OPTIS: 3D Design & 3D Printing in Optics Made Even Easier

LUXeXceL is a company built on a foundation of innovation–and within their industry of optics, they are the only groundbreaking team providing a 3D printing service for fully transparent and…

Luxexcel & trinckle 3D Partner to Launch Lens Creator, Bringing Mass Customization to 3D Printed Optics

In an ode to 3D printing, one would indeed be very busy counting the ways in which we love all the innovations and new opportunities to create brought right to…

LUXeXceL Secures €7.5 million In Series B Financing Round for 3D Printed Optics

LUXeXceL, the Dutch firm known for their process of 3D printing functional lenses, says an $8.1 million series B funding round is now complete and a second closure will be finalized within 3…

New Method of 3D Printing Fiber Optic Preforms May Revolutionize Telecom and Datacom Industries

Although it’s rather inconspicuous, fiber optic technology is incredibly important to the society in which we all live in today. From the bundles of cables on our ocean floors, which…

LUXeXcel Collaborates with Lambda Research in 3D Printing Custom Lens Arrays

Just last month, Netherlands-based LUXeXcel announced a new partnership with Edmund Optics to bring 3D printed plastic optics to the photonics industry. LUXeXcel‘s announcement then just got the ball rolling, as now…

Comparing LUXeXceL’s Printoptical Technology to Transparent Polyjet, SLA & MJM 3D Printing

For 3D printing, think of clear as the new black. But keep in mind it might not be quite so easy getting the desired result unless you are aware of what your…