3d printed glasses

Lithuanian Startup Dear Deer Eyewear Offers Bespoke 3D Printed Eyeglasses Online

Because I was really into Barbies at age 6 when I first got prescription lenses, my very first pair of eyeglasses were huge and bright pink…I shudder to look at…

Fitz Frames: The 3D Printed Eyewear Company for Children

Fitz Frames is a children’s eyewear company that was created earlier this year by Heidi Hertel and Gabriel Schlumberger, in Los Angeles. Gabriel left his career as a designer at…

3D Printing is Leading the Custom-Made Evolution to Make Your Things Better Fit You

3D printing is becoming a disruptive technology and will soon be leaving some big names wondering: ‘Why didn’t I think of this first?’. Prototypes and end-use parts made with 3D…

Make the Perfect 3D Printed Accessory for Your New Year’s Eve Party

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again now – I’m a sucker for a good New Year’s Eve party. I’ve been to fancy themed parties, parties where everyone…

Kite and Layer Team Up to Provide Customizable 3D Printed Eyewear

Kite, an eyewear brand based in London, is partnering with Layer, industrial designer Benjamin Hubert‘s design agency, to provide 3D printed eyewear that fits the exact measurements of a customer’s…

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…

Students Help Students with 3D Printed Glasses Project

If you have poor eyesight, you know how difficult it can be to try to function without glasses or contacts. I alternate between both – I started wearing glasses way…

LLNL Uses 3D Printing Glass Method to Manufacture Optical-Quality Glasses On Par with Commercial Products

The researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) always impress with their many 3D printing innovations. Their expertise is especially apparent when it comes to their work with materials, from…

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…

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…

Ring in the New Year with Some Fun Things to 3D Print

New Year’s Eve is one of those holidays that comes with a lot of pressure. You’re kind of made to feel like there’s something wrong with you if don’t have…

3D Printing News Briefs: October 17, 2017

We’re covering 3D printing files, 3D printers, business, projects, and programs today in 3D Printing News Briefs. MyMiniFactory now supports the 3MF file format, and an interior design company created…

SLS 3D Printing Leads to Better Augmented Reality Glasses

Augmented reality has, believe it or not, been around since 1968, although it didn’t start making significant progress until the 21st century. Many people think of augmented reality, or AR,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

3D Scanner Buying Guide 2017

3D scanning is no simple trick. I know it; I designed a full-body 3D scanning system for iMakr’s New York store in 2014, and though it wasn’t my first foray…

3D Printed SeaSeeker Mask Lets You Snapchat from Under the Sea

I admit that I kind of love Snapchat. I use it mostly for cat pictures, as do most of my Snapchat (or Snapcat) connections, preferring to use Instagram for my…

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…

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…

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…

Floreon Announces Competition to 3D Print Spectacles for Footballer Ian Wright

Ian Wright’s football story is one of a boy with humble beginnings making good after a long and difficult struggle. The third son of Jamaican immigrants, he was brought up by…

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…