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SmarTech Analysis: Annual 3D Printed Eyewear Revenues to Reach $2.3 Billion by 2030

The latest AM market research report, titled “Markets for 3D Printing Eyewear 2021“, from SmarTech Analysis focuses on the adoption of 3D printing in the eyewear sector. This includes not…

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Critical Analysis: Materialise (MTLS) Buys RSscan. What Does It Mean for 3D Printing Applications?

Belgian 3D printing service and software company Materialise (MTLS) has just purchased the remainder of RSscan and RSPrint, including the Phits personalized insole business, for €8.2 million. Here I’ll briefly…

Materialise Invests in Ditto’s 3D Printed Eyewear Technology Platform

Just as the use of 3D printing to mass manufacture hearing aids brought about changes to the entire industry, it looks like the same could be in the cards someday…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Safilo and the Stratasys J750 3D Printer: Making Beautiful Eyewear Together

Glasses are often more than just an aid for those of us with poor eyesight; they also make a fashion statement. Whether with that opportunity we want to emphasize pure practicality…

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…

Volumental and Their 3D Scanning Technology is Bringing Custom Fit Shoes to the US

You may not have yet heard of Volumental, but you will soon be hearing a lot about their technology. The Stockholm-based startup is using 3D scanning and Intel’s RealSense technology…

Kokosom Creates Hip 3D Printed Eyeglasses

There is hardly an area of modern life that remains untouched by 3D printing technology. From the creation of prosthetics to musical instruments to furnishings, the technology has given more…

Terry Wohlers Reports on the State of Additive Manufacturing at Inside 3D Printing Seoul

Terry Wohlers, Principal Consultant and President of Wohlers Associates, has been covering the 3D printing industry since 1986, the same year that Chuck Hull started the first commercial 3D printing…

3D Printed MONO Eyeglasses Hit Indiegogo Looking to Bring Affordable Custom Frames to Market

While there has been great advancement in the technology of creating prescription and corrective lenses, there has seemingly been little to no advancement to the frames that hold those lenses….