3d printed eyewear

Wires Glasses Bring a New 3D Printed Flair to Eyewear

Wires Glasses Bring a New 3D Printed Flair to Eyewear

3D printing has significantly impacted the eyewear industry, allowing manufacturers to create custom frames or even letting customers 3D print their own frames. Several producers of 3D printed eyewear have arisen with innovative products, but so far there hasn’t been anything quite like Wires Glasses, a startup that launches its new glasses collection today. The […]

3D printing has significantly impacted the eyewear industry, allowing manufacturers to create custom frames or even letting customers 3D print their own frames. Several producers of 3D printed eyewear have arisen with innovative products, but so far there hasn’t...
Sculpteo and Octobre71 Keep Manufacturing Local with Stylish 3D Printed Eyewear

Sculpteo and Octobre71 Keep Manufacturing Local with Stylish 3D Printed Eyewear

Anyone who wears glasses or contact lenses dreads the day when they have to be replaced, because corrective eyewear is expensive. So are quality sunglasses; if you want a pair that won’t break within a month, you generally have to shell out some money. That may not always be the case, though. 3D printing is […]

Anyone who wears glasses or contact lenses dreads the day when they have to be replaced, because corrective eyewear is expensive. So are quality sunglasses; if you want a pair that won’t break within a month, you generally have to shell out some money. That may...
3D Print Your Own Glasses at Home Thanks to GlassesUSA.com and Janne Kyttanen Partnership

3D Print Your Own Glasses at Home Thanks to GlassesUSA.com and Janne Kyttanen Partnership

Along with many other industries today, 3D printing has allowed countless different fashion categories to thrive in new ways due to all its intrinsic benefits—and it would be difficult to say which one is most important. Self-sustainability in prototyping and manufacturing is at the top of the list for sure as it allows designers so […]

Along with many other industries today, 3D printing has allowed countless different fashion categories to thrive in new ways due to all its intrinsic benefits—and it would be difficult to say which one is most important. Self-sustainability in prototyping and...
South African Architect Launches Design for Partially 3D Printed Concrete Sunglasses

South African Architect Launches Design for Partially 3D Printed Concrete Sunglasses

Concrete is a material that has been both underestimated and overused in turn throughout its presence in design history. Its brand identity seems to be that of heavy, solid, and indestructible, and it was used to commit some horrible crimes against humanity, particularly during the unfortunate period in architectural history when brutalism was at its […]

Concrete is a material that has been both underestimated and overused in turn throughout its presence in design history. Its brand identity seems to be that of heavy, solid, and indestructible, and it was used to commit some horrible crimes against humanity,...
Stratasys Seeing “Confirmation That 3D Printing is Finding Usage Among a Variety of Sectors”

Stratasys Seeing “Confirmation That 3D Printing is Finding Usage Among a Variety of Sectors”

I first met Stratasys‘ Andy Middleton, President EMEA, at formnext 2016, where he led a presentation regarding the company’s growing technologies and applications partnerships. Over the last year, Stratasys has continued to make headway into an increasing array of applications, in addition to bringing focus back to 3D printing’s roots in rapid prototyping. 2017 has […]

I first met Stratasys‘ Andy Middleton, President EMEA, at formnext 2016, where he led a presentation regarding the company’s growing technologies and applications partnerships. Over the last year, Stratasys has continued to make headway into an increasing...
Stratasys Sees a Way to Speed Eyewear to Market with New VeroFlex 3D Printing Material

Stratasys Sees a Way to Speed Eyewear to Market with New VeroFlex 3D Printing Material

From head to toe, 3D printing can help in keeping each individual stylish and comfortable. While 3D scanning and 3D printing are making huge strides in personalized footwear, eyewear is becoming an increasingly high-visibility area for 3D printed customization. I make no promises that those will be the last obvious word plays accompanying the latest […]

From head to toe, 3D printing can help in keeping each individual stylish and comfortable. While 3D scanning and 3D printing are making huge strides in personalized footwear, eyewear is becoming an increasingly high-visibility area for 3D printed customization. I make...
CIPRES and AMT Partner Up to Provide High-Speed 3D Print Surface Finishing to European Customers

CIPRES and AMT Partner Up to Provide High-Speed 3D Print Surface Finishing to European Customers

Surface finishing and coloring post processing solutions are necessary when it comes to producing quality 3D printed parts. In February, Additive Manufacturing Technologies Ltd (AMT) was awarded £624,000 by Innovate UK to lead a consortium in a two-year project to develop and bring to market AMT’s automated, intelligent post-processing machine, PostPro3D, which processes 3D printed polymer parts […]

Surface finishing and coloring post processing solutions are necessary when it comes to producing quality 3D printed parts. In February, Additive Manufacturing Technologies Ltd (AMT) was awarded £624,000 by Innovate UK to lead a consortium in a two-year project to...
Powder & Heat Creates Customized, Colorful 3D Printed Glasses

Powder & Heat Creates Customized, Colorful 3D Printed Glasses

We’re seeing a lot of 3D printed eyewear these days. The global eyewear industry is valued at more than $100 billion by some estimates, making the customization offered via 3D printing a major opportunity for the industry as a whole to get ahead. There are 3D printed smart eyeglasses, luxury glasses and affordable glasses and sunglasses, […]

We’re seeing a lot of 3D printed eyewear these days. The global eyewear industry is valued at more than $100 billion by some estimates, making the customization offered via 3D printing a major opportunity for the industry as a whole to get ahead. There are 3D...
3D Printing of Eyewear and R&D Tax Credits

3D Printing of Eyewear and R&D Tax Credits

The global eyewear industry, valued at $102.66 billion in 2015, is comprised of non-US and international companies who manufacture and sell corrective, lifestyle, sun-protection, luxury, fashion, and sports eyewear. 3D printing creates a major opportunity in the eyewear industry. 3D printing provides different opportunities as it will decrease waste and increase product availability while reducing […]

The global eyewear industry, valued at $102.66 billion in 2015, is comprised of non-US and international companies who manufacture and sell corrective, lifestyle, sun-protection, luxury, fashion, and sports eyewear. 3D printing creates a major opportunity in the...
Sculptural 3D Printed Glasses Produced by Safilo, Materialise and Francis Bitonti

Sculptural 3D Printed Glasses Produced by Safilo, Materialise and Francis Bitonti

Many people have to get glasses at an early age, even in young childhood. For a child, having to get glasses can be traumatic – the fear of being labeled a nerd or four-eyes is a big one. What can help, though, is having cool frames. That doesn’t go away with childhood, either; many adults […]

Many people have to get glasses at an early age, even in young childhood. For a child, having to get glasses can be traumatic – the fear of being labeled a nerd or four-eyes is a big one. What can help, though, is having cool frames. That doesn’t go away...
Luxexcel Receives $10 Million Equity Investment, Prepares to Begin Shipping 3D Printing Platform

Luxexcel Receives $10 Million Equity Investment, Prepares to Begin Shipping 3D Printing Platform

Luxexcel 3D printed the first pair of functional eyeglasses in 2009, and we’ve been following their progress as they prepare to begin shipping their 3D printing platform to ophthalmic labs across the world in the second half of 2017. The platform, which consists of industrial-grade 3D printers, lens design software and workflow integration tools, was introduced […]

Luxexcel 3D printed the first pair of functional eyeglasses in 2009, and we’ve been following their progress as they prepare to begin shipping their 3D printing platform to ophthalmic labs across the world in the second half of 2017. The platform, which consists...
Co-Creation and Innovation in 3D Printing Headline at MWS17: Yuniku, Siemens, Mayo Clinic

Co-Creation and Innovation in 3D Printing Headline at MWS17: Yuniku, Siemens, Mayo Clinic

As Materialise World Summit 2017 truly gets underway, participants and attendees are sharing knowledge and focusing on real-world applications for the latest in technology. This morning, the event kicked off with a keynote session; we’ve heard from Materialise CEO Fried Vancraen and Belgium’s Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo. Rounding out the impressive morning were […]

As Materialise World Summit 2017 truly gets underway, participants and attendees are sharing knowledge and focusing on real-world applications for the latest in technology. This morning, the event kicked off with a keynote session; we’ve heard from Materialise...
3D Printing: The Stories We Missed – March 4, 2017

3D Printing: The Stories We Missed – March 4, 2017

An ULTEM aircraft spare part flies on a T-44 Pegasus, a $99 3D printer, Tractus has a preferred filament supplier, 3D Slash 3.0 is out, NatureWorks releases a new Ingeo filament, RAM3D & Renishaw bring metal 3D printing to New Zealand, Luxexcel reaches ISO compliance with their 3D printed lenses and award recognition for medical team who […]

An ULTEM aircraft spare part flies on a T-44 Pegasus, a $99 3D printer, Tractus has a preferred filament supplier, 3D Slash 3.0 is out, NatureWorks releases a new Ingeo filament, RAM3D & Renishaw bring metal 3D printing to New Zealand, Luxexcel reaches ISO...
3D Scanning & 3D Printing for a Perfect Fit: Meet Skelmet’s 3D Printed Sports Sunglasses

3D Scanning & 3D Printing for a Perfect Fit: Meet Skelmet’s 3D Printed Sports Sunglasses

I have bad luck with sunglasses – or maybe it’s less bad luck and more user error, as I tend to drop things a lot, and leave things places, and step on things. I’m also cheap and rarely spend more than $15 or so on sunglasses, so I shouldn’t be surprised that they tend to fall […]

I have bad luck with sunglasses – or maybe it’s less bad luck and more user error, as I tend to drop things a lot, and leave things places, and step on things. I’m also cheap and rarely spend more than $15 or so on sunglasses, so I shouldn’t be...
Hoet and Aoyama Unveil New Line of Custom 3D Printed Eyeglass Frames for Yuniku

Hoet and Aoyama Unveil New Line of Custom 3D Printed Eyeglass Frames for Yuniku

Tomorrow in Munich the doors will open at Opti, an international trade show for optics and design that attracts exhibitors and visitors from around the world. The show, which has been going on for ten years now, will dedicate a portion of its space to looking back at its own history and the groundbreaking products […]

Tomorrow in Munich the doors will open at Opti, an international trade show for optics and design that attracts exhibitors and visitors from around the world. The show, which has been going on for ten years now, will dedicate a portion of its space to looking back at...
Polar Explorer Dixie Dansercoer Takes 3D Printed SEIKO Xchanger Sunglasses to North Pole

Polar Explorer Dixie Dansercoer Takes 3D Printed SEIKO Xchanger Sunglasses to North Pole

Over the past few years, we’ve seen 3D printing technology reinvigorate fashion from head to toe. This particularly rings true for accessories like eyewear, which have been designed and 3D printed for a number of purposes, from smart glasses that count your calories to high-end luxury glasses. This emerging technology has allowed eyewear to be […]

Over the past few years, we’ve seen 3D printing technology reinvigorate fashion from head to toe. This particularly rings true for accessories like eyewear, which have been designed and 3D printed for a number of purposes, from smart glasses that count your calories...
Yuniku Uses 3D Scanning and 3D Printing to Take Custom Eyewear to a New Level

Yuniku Uses 3D Scanning and 3D Printing to Take Custom Eyewear to a New Level

As any long-term glasses-wearer knows, it’s a lot of work to find the right pair of glasses. Getting the right prescription is the easy part – it’s picking out the frames that can be an exercise in despair. It all depends on the shape of your face – your friend may look adorable in the […]

As any long-term glasses-wearer knows, it’s a lot of work to find the right pair of glasses. Getting the right prescription is the easy part – it’s picking out the frames that can be an exercise in despair. It all depends on the shape of your face...
Fuel3D & Sfered Collaborate in New Mirror-Based 3D Scanning System for Custom Eyewear

Fuel3D & Sfered Collaborate in New Mirror-Based 3D Scanning System for Custom Eyewear

As you are pushing your undoubtedly quite fashionable spectacles up your nose while reading, you’ll probably agree that the eyewear industry is definitely one in need of the best customization and fitting processes possible; after all, the day is quite challenging when you have difficulty focusing or are forced into a repetitive motion like constant readjustment. The […]

As you are pushing your undoubtedly quite fashionable spectacles up your nose while reading, you’ll probably agree that the eyewear industry is definitely one in need of the best customization and fitting processes possible; after all, the day is quite...
3D Printing, Fashion and Functionality Meet in New Affordable, Customizable SpeX Eyewear

3D Printing, Fashion and Functionality Meet in New Affordable, Customizable SpeX Eyewear

For many people, eyeglasses are a necessity, but they’re also a functional fashion accessory. Choosing the right pair of frames is a big task; after all, your glasses are going to be on your face pretty much at all times, so you want something reasonably stylish. Like other accessories and apparel, glasses frames are subject […]

For many people, eyeglasses are a necessity, but they’re also a functional fashion accessory. Choosing the right pair of frames is a big task; after all, your glasses are going to be on your face pretty much at all times, so you want something reasonably...
Having Problems Fitting Your Oculus Rift Over Your Glasses? Try This Simple 3D Printed Adapter!

Having Problems Fitting Your Oculus Rift Over Your Glasses? Try This Simple 3D Printed Adapter!

Sometimes it’s rough having glasses. They fall off, they fog up, they get scratched, and it’s ridiculous trying to wear sunglasses over them – not to mention a virtual reality headset. People have been really excited about the Oculus Rift for quite some time now, but a Thingiverse user named Joshua Egstad (aka jegstad) noticed that […]

Sometimes it’s rough having glasses. They fall off, they fog up, they get scratched, and it’s ridiculous trying to wear sunglasses over them – not to mention a virtual reality headset. People have been really excited about the Oculus Rift for quite...
Five Tips About 3D Printed Wearables From Materialise

Five Tips About 3D Printed Wearables From Materialise

Given that we are so particular about the things that we wear on our bodies, it makes sense that “wearables” is such a growing category in the 3D printing industry. What are wearables? Anything you wear on your body: clothing, jewelry, accessories — including eyewear. Materialise has announced five major eyewear projects in the past year, […]

Given that we are so particular about the things that we wear on our bodies, it makes sense that “wearables” is such a growing category in the 3D printing industry. What are wearables? Anything you wear on your body: clothing, jewelry, accessories —...
3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — April 30

3D Printing: The Stories We Didn’t Cover This Week — April 30

This week’s 3D printing news moves from Nano Dimension’s PCB Survey Results to a new finish from Materialise aimed at 3D printed eyewear and wearables. The first (3D printed) drone to be used for a delivery in the US has been accepted at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, and a 3D scanned Alien replica […]

This week’s 3D printing news moves from Nano Dimension’s PCB Survey Results to a new finish from Materialise aimed at 3D printed eyewear and wearables. The first (3D printed) drone to be used for a delivery in the US has been accepted at the Smithsonian...
Eyenavision & Roger Bacon Eyewear Partner to Offer 3D Printed Glasses, Transforming Industry

Eyenavision & Roger Bacon Eyewear Partner to Offer 3D Printed Glasses, Transforming Industry

When you have an entire family wearing glasses, it can become a central ‘focus.’ Someone has always misplaced them, a little one doesn’t want to don her new eyewear, or the worst—they are constantly slipping down the bridge of the nose and falling off when you look down. It seems I always have a note […]

When you have an entire family wearing glasses, it can become a central ‘focus.’ Someone has always misplaced them, a little one doesn’t want to don her new eyewear, or the worst—they are constantly slipping down the bridge of the nose and falling off when you look...
KÛR: Modern Meets Traditional in Designer’s First Foray into 3D Printing

KÛR: Modern Meets Traditional in Designer’s First Foray into 3D Printing

Designer Kasuni Rathnasuriya believes in preserving traditional art forms, which is why she incorporated the dying art of handmade Dutch lace into her concept designs for the inaugural launch of KÛR, the clothing line she started in Sri Lanka in 2009. Now based in New York City, KÛR specializes in hand-crafted, contemporary women’s fashion. Recently, Rathnasuriya […]

Designer Kasuni Rathnasuriya believes in preserving traditional art forms, which is why she incorporated the dying art of handmade Dutch lace into her concept designs for the inaugural launch of KÛR, the clothing line she started in Sri Lanka in 2009. Now based in New...
New 3D Printed Xchanger Eyewear Collection is Light, Resistant, and Customized for Athletes

New 3D Printed Xchanger Eyewear Collection is Light, Resistant, and Customized for Athletes

3D printed eyewear is becoming more common–and as people realize, like a pair of shoes, not every pair of glasses will fit an individual the same way either; in fact, I know some people who have problems finding the correct frames, and because of this, they don’t wear their glasses when they need to. Another major […]

3D printed eyewear is becoming more common–and as people realize, like a pair of shoes, not every pair of glasses will fit an individual the same way either; in fact, I know some people who have problems finding the correct frames, and because of this, they...
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