EINDHOVEN, Netherlands and ALPHARETTA, GA, Jan 16, 2018 – Luxexcel announces that it has opened its US headquarters in Alpharetta, GA in the greater Atlanta area. Guido Groet, chief commercial officer of Luxexcel has relocated to Alpharetta to lead the operations of Luxexcel Inc as an integral part of his global commercial responsibilities.
Hans Streng, chief executive officer Luxexcel: “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 US headquarters to ramp our business activities.”
Guido Groet adds: ”We are building our US 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 US and follow-up ambitions are high. The US 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.”
The Luxexcel VisionPlatform today prints lenses for non-mainstream applications and continuously develops solutions to manufacture new and unique products. Luxexcel has now made the first step into smart eyewear together with Vuzix; other revolutionary products are in the pipeline.
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.
Luxexcel is the only company in the world with technology that can 3D print ophthalmic lenses. The company started in 2009 and has fully optimized its 3D print technology for the ophthalmic market. The unique and highly accurate technology allows manufacturing lenses without the need for polishing. Key benefits of the technology are the ability to eliminate operational inefficiencies and the creation of new and perfectly customized products.