Facebook parent company Meta has acquired the Belgian-Dutch 3D printing company Luxexcel, the website RoadToVR reported citing the English language publication The Brussels Times. Luxexcel specializes in the development of complex glass lenses that go into the making of AR headsets. None of the companies are forthcoming with the details of the deal though, including the monetary aspect of it.
Luxexcel was founded in 2009 and initially focussed on 3D printing of lenses for use in the automotive, industrial optics, and aerospace industry. Later the company also devised 3D printing technology for the development of prescription lenses as well. More recently, it started taking interest in the smart eyewear segment so that it was only in 2020 that the company first came up with its own set of optics for use in the smart headset segments.
Luxexcel had also entered into a collaboration with the UK-based waveguide company WaveOptics. That was in 2021 though the partnership lasted till WaveOptics got acquired by the Snapchat parent company Snap. Meta’s acquisition of Luxexcel makes sense given the former’s huge stake in the AR and VR segment. The one aspect of Luxexcel that appealed to Meta the most is the advanced technology it uses to 3D print glasses that can be used by both smart glasses and AR headsets.
With a keen interest in tech, I make it a point to keep myself updated on the latest developments in the world of technology and gadgets. That includes smartphones or tablet devices but stretches to even AI and self-driven automobiles as well, the latter being my latest fad. Besides writing, I like watching videos, reading, listening to music, or experimenting with different recipes. Motion picture is another aspect that interests me a lot and maybe I’ll make a film sometime in the future.