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3D-Printing Lens Firm Opens U.S. Facility

Luxexcel, a Belgium-based tech innovation company, opened a U.S. headquarters in Alpharetta, GA, in the greater Atlanta area. The move clears the way for the U.S. growth of ophthalmic-quality 3D-printed lenses. Guido Groet, chief commercial officer of Luxexcel, has relocated to Alpharetta to lead the operations.

As previously reported by EB, Luxexcel has already brought its lens-printing platform to two optical labs in the U.S.: Quest Vision Care Specialty Care lab in Largo, FL, and IFB Solutions lab in Winston-Salem, N.C. To read about them, click here, and here. It has also just partnered with Vuzix to create Rx lenses for the Vuzix Blade AR Smart Glasses. You can read about that here.

Hans Streng, CEO Luxexcel, says: “Luxexcel is pushing a new lens manufacturing paradigm with great opportunities for innovators in the ophthalmic and consumer electronics industries. Our market is taking off and we are expanding rapidly, with the first VisionPlatform solutions installed in the field. It is great to see our customers producing 3D-printed prescription lenses for ophthalmic and augmented-reality applications. It is a great next step for Luxexcel to open its U.S. headquarters to ramp our business activities”.

Guido Groet adds: ”We are building our U.S. team in all front-end areas, sales/marketing, business development, and service alike. Luxexcel has a tradition of hiring employees with the attitude of making the impossible, possible. We have installed our first VisionPlatforms in the U.S. and follow-up ambitions are high. The U.S. market is a market which is open for innovation and opportunity and this goes hand in hand with our mission to revolutionize the eyewear industry and offer smart eyewear to the world.”

About the Luxexcel Vision Platform
The Luxexcel technology combines hardware, consumables, and design software in one 3D-printing solution called the Luxexcel VisionPlatform. Ophthalmic labs receive the complete platform, which includes a printer (VisionEngine), resins (VisionClear), support, and software solutions (VisionMaster), in return for a click-fee payment. Lenses produced with the VisionPlatform are ISO Focal Power compliant and compatible with today’s industry coatings and customary processes like edging and framing. The Luxexcel VisionPlatform can be integrated into today's proven ophthalmic lab workflow.