Economist Article – Dutch Company Pioneers 3D Printing of Optical Glass For Eyewear

In a recent article from the Economist’s Technology Quarterly, we learned that Dutch materials research company LuxExcel is developing a the process and materials for 3D printing acrylic of usable clarity and quality for eyewear and optics. In short– soon you could be ordering 3D printed bespoke glasses, lenses and all!

LuxExcel eyewear sample

This makes for a step forward on the surface quality of 3D printing, and could pave the way for 3D objects being produced in synthetic glass-like materials.


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