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DigiLens Inc. has announced they will be deepening their partnership with Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC).

This partnership will help DigiLens bring their first-ever plastic waveguides for XR glasses at a good cost and scale for consumers and enterprise use.

“Because DigiLens uses its proprietary photopolymer and holographic contact copy manufacturing process, DigiLens’ technology is the only approach that will be able to make a working waveguide display using plastic waveguide substrates,” says Patrick Suel.

Patrick Suel is the president of Diamond Edge Ventures, which is the strategic investment arm for Mitsubushi Chemical Holdings Corporation.

DigiLens and the MCC team are creating plastic waveguides that perform nearly at the same level as glass, whilst drastically reducing weight and manufacturing cost.

There are other benefits to using plastic waveguides too. Such as user safety and cost-effective consumer prices.

This news is coming in hot after the announcement of the DigiLens modular AR glasses and their Design v1 developer platform.

The CEO of DigiLens, Chris Picket, believes they are “democratizing the accessibility of [their] state-of-the-art optical solutions”.

And due to this, the XR industry will be able to reach “a viable pair of consumer XR glasses within the next couple years, and we’re doing it in a way that everyone up the value chain can benefit.”

If you want to learn more about DigiLens and their upcoming augmented reality glasses, you should check out their official website.

You can also read the original partnership announcement over here. We’ve also previously covered DigiLens revealing their modular AR glasses.

By Camellia Hao Ren

Camellia Hao Ren is an Australian journalist and editor. When they aren't writing, they are usually playing games or reading.

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