Using LUXeXceL's 3D-printable clear optical material, industrial design students at the Delft University of Technology have created a range of application design projects for the company's 2015 Innovative Application Student Award Contest. Vote for your favorite -- you only have until July 20 -- and you might also win a sample kit for the company's innovative Printoptical technology.
Previously, the students at Delft, the largest and oldest university in The Netherlands, created a prototype concept car for demonstrating the capabilities of LUXeXceL's Printoptical service. Now they've come up with 12 designs for everything from shoes to better lighting fixtures for subway systems. We've pulled together our top four faves in this slideshow. You can see all 12, learn more about each design in depth, and vote, here.
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Click on the image below to see a sampling of contest entries:
The LUXeXceL Virtual Reality (VR) headset will give the user the best possible VR experience by maximizing field of view. A wide field of view, along with accurate head tracking and stereoscopic 3D vision, are the three main factors that create a superior VR effect. This headset's design will create a wider field of view, increasing peripheral vision and thus the user's sense of immersion, by incorporating customized 3D-printed lenses. These will be Fresnel lenses, making it possible to create a very flat lens design and to place the lenses closer to the eyes.
(Source: Delft University of Technology)
Ann R. Thryft is senior technical editor, materials & assembly, for Design News. She's been writing about manufacturing- and electronics-related technologies for 27 years, covering manufacturing materials & processes, alternative energy, and robotics. In the past, she's also written about machine vision and all kinds of communications.