Luxexcel and OPTIS Combine Software and Additive Manufacturing to Provide a Complete Service to Optical Designers


Kruiningen, November 9 ,2015 – Luxexcel, the only company in the world able to 3d print functional optics and OPTIS, the leading software vendor for the scientific simulation of light, human vision and physically correct visualization, announce a collaboration. This collaboration enables an easy route from CAD design to custom 3D printed prototype.

Speed up the optics design and prototyping process
Luxexcel and OPTIS combine software and additive manufacturing to provide a complete service to optical designers. Users of OPTIS software can virtually design their lens within the OPTIS CAD software and 3D print their design with Luxexcel’s Printoptical Technology. The Luxexcel material is integrated by Optis in their Material library which is accessible online.

Peter Paul Cornelissen, Head of Marketing and Online Business Development at Luxexcel explained: “With the integration of the Luxexcel material in the OPTIS Library you can design your file with our material properties included. This will significantly speed up your design- and prototyping-process.  Our online service has three easy steps: design, upload and receive your product. After the customer designs his lens or light guide, he uploads and orders it online on the customer portal. We check the design, print it and ship it to the customer within 5 working days. With this digital process we will change a 3000 years old analogue industry and make it future proof.”

Custom optics
OPTIS’ software solutions enable designers and engineers to create a digital lighting plan and optical design of their future product. Within the software these virtual prototypes can be tested and verified immediately. Following the digital model, optical designers often need to create a real optical prototype or proof of concept. Before it would take a long time and high upfront investments to actually get your design produced. “With our software and the additive manufacturing technique of Luxexcel you can speed up this process and reduce your costs significantly”, says Jacques Delacour, OPTIS founder and CEO. “When you design a part, you want to see it, test it and if needed you want to iterate it. The actual prototype offers this possibility.”

Photo courtesy of Luxexcel

Photo courtesy of Luxexcel

This new service is available via the OPTIS Library at Here you can download the Luxexcel material to be used for you virtual simulation.

What are the advantages?
3D printed optics offer you the possibility to quickly and iteratively develop your designs. It reduces throughput time and costs and it allows for customized and optimized solutions due to the flexibility offered by this production technique.

“I’m excited about this new collaboration”, adds Jacques Delacour. “Our users definitely need ways to ease their design phases. This partnership is a step forward towards the creation of always better and safer automotive designs, which includes more and more lit material.”

About Luxexcel
Luxexcel is a 3D printing service for products that demand the highest standard in transparency.We have invented the Printoptical® Technology, a revolutionary and globally unique digital additive manufacturing process to create optical components like, micro structures, freeform lenses, arrays, prisms or fresnel’s. This innovative and patented digital process allows us to offer optical designers around the globe a new and unique 3D printing service. After the online upload and ordering process, the design will be printed, checked, and distributed to the customer in 5 working days. For more information about Luxexcel, please visit

OPTIS, the virtual prototyping company, brings life and emotion to all industrial projects. Its world-leading solutions pave the way for a revolutionary design process. Since 1989, OPTIS offers its know-how in light and human vision simulation into famous CAD/CAM software and dedicated virtual immersive solutions. This synergy creates true-to-life virtual mockups which are used as real decision-making tools. Today, more than 2500 clients in over 50 countries already trust OPTIS and innovate day after day with its solutions to ensure the look and safety of their designs, reduce their ecological footprint and bring their future products faster on the market.

For more information about OPTIS, please visit

Press Contact Luxexcel
Eva Flipse
Communication Manager
[email protected]
+31 (0) 113 22 44 00

Press Contacts OPTIS
Marine Tixier
Communication Officer
[email protected]
+33 494 086 690


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