Luxexcel, a Dutch developer of 3D printing technologies for the manufacture of ophthalmic lenses, has announced an agreement with the Quest Vision Care Specialty Lab for the installation of a second Luxexcel VisionPlatform for ophthalmic specialty lenses. The new platform will be operational in January 2018 at the laboratory's site in Largo, Florida. The first platform, located in North Carolina, was unveiled on Nov. 13. The Quest Vision Care Specialty Lab works for wholesale optical labs in the U.S. and 17 other countries in the world. Quest is supposed to help make Luxexcel's 3D printing technology available to a broader range of labs and end-customers, Luxexcel said. The Luxexcel VisionPlatform can be integrated into today's ophthalmic lab workflow. Labs receive the complete platform, which includes a printer, resins, support and software solutions in return for a click fee payment. The lenses produced with this 3D printing solution are said to be ISO-compliant and compatible with typical industry coatings and customary processes. Luxexcel claims to be the only company to have developed specific 3D printing systems for the manufacture of ophthalmic lenses.

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