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A 2020 View of Metal Additive Manufacturing

Yes, the title is ironic. No view of the future is 20/20, especially ours, although John has been eyeing some 3D printed custom Titanium frames to help sharpen the outlook….

Interview with Glassomer’s Dorothea Helmer: 3D Printing Fused Silica Glass on Desktop SLA Machines

Dr. rer. nat. Dorothea Helmer specializes in organic and inorganic chemistry and works at Glassomer. Along with Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Bastian E. Rapp and Dr.-Ing. Frederik Kotz she co-founded the…

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…

Fast Things 2: The Desire Engine

With 3D printing we have the ability to very quickly make products from ideas. In a series of articles centered on the idea of Fast Things, I want to point…

Materialise and BASF Future Leaders in Customized 3D Printed Eyewear

The global eyewear market is a $180 billion market dominated by one company Luxottica. If we look at today’s deal whereby BASF is investing $25 million in Materialise we could…

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…

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…

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…

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…

LSD Effects Without LSD? 3D Printed ‘MOOD’ Glasses Provide Psychedelic Visuals

If you want all of the visual experience of psychedelic music with none of the nasty side effects of doing heavy drugs, then the MOOD glasses created by Hungarian designer…

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….

Researchers Use 3D Printed Glasses as Case Study in Favor of Introducing Sustainability via 3D Printing

“You say you want a revolution…” Well, you should know by now… one is on the way via 3D printing, and exploding out of every viable avenue. When the technology…

Soda Concept’s 3D Printed Sunglasses Bring Customization to Eyewear

If you are like me, you can never have enough pairs of sunglasses. I have a pair that I wear with my red dress, one that I wear with my…