“3D PRINTED OPTICS OUTDOOR: NOW AVAILABLE”
Luxexcel recently announced the introduction of outdoor coating as a finishing for their ‘LUX Standard’ material. By applying this outdoor finishing, the company enables its printed optical parts to be used in outdoor lighting applications. The coating protects against the influence of sunlight (UV) and rapid temperature changes (thermal shocks ranging from -15°C to +60°C). The protection is guaranteed for a period of at least three years.
Custom Optics on the Rise
3D printed optics are already being used for many indoor applications and there’s been an increased demand for outdoor solutions. The printoptical process now allows users of Printoptical Technology to create custom optical components for the outdoor market as well.
3D Printing – How it works
The outdoor finishing can be applied to the LUX Standard material and must be selected during the order process. The process is developed to fit within the current delivery time of 10 working days.
We’ll keep on watching this interesting technology and can’t wait to see them taking their next steps. We’ve been watching the company for a while, and published some earlier articles on their process for the 3D printing of illumination optics.
3D printing of LED optics can be, in our opinion, seen as a real manufacturing breakthrough in the lighting landscape for one of the most crucial LED components. Recommended to anyone working in either light engineering or application!