Lighting Research Center

Advancing the effective use of light for society and the environment

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ASSIST 3D Printing for Lighting

From economies of scale to economies of scope, additive manufacturing (AM) is poised to transform industries by increasing flexibility, speed, efficiency, responsiveness, and power across value chains and entire ecosystems. You are invited to explore the possibilities of this transformational movement with other pioneering thought leaders. Our goal is to collectively understand the state of the art of AM and in particular its impact on the solid-state lighting, building, and construction industries, so as to enable all participants to be proactive and seize the opportunities to shape the future of lighting.

Join the Lighting Research Center in creating a shared vision for the future of lighting practice. Key stakeholders are being brought together to develop an industry roadmap to:

  • Transform the industry toward providing custom lighting fixtures, on-site and on-demand, that will elevate the appearance, value, and experience of the built environment
  • To make AM a viable option for the lighting, building, and construction industries and other allied lighting industries.

The ASSIST 3D Printing for Lighting consortium will enable a collaborative process to define, plan, and develop this roadmap for lighting practice, allowing for a major transformation toward a business model of custom, value-added lighting fixtures. Together, we want to develop the vision and produce a joint plan that defines the ecosystem, outlines next steps, and determines the progress and success measures.

Join your colleagues from the following fields:

Printers | Materials | Architecture | Lighting

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N. Narendran, Ph.D., LRC Director of Research
Tel: +1 (518) 276-7176

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