November 13, 2012

3D printing used to create high end fashion frames for eyeglasses

Mylon_James Bond.jpeg High-end eyewear designer Mykita is now offering a line of glasses called Mylon created using a 3D printer. reports.

quotemarksright.jpgThe process used to manufacture the glasses is called Selective Laser Sintering (SRS), a sophisticated form of 3D printing that allows for the use of many different types of materials, from nylon to steel.

Obviously, the only thing that is printed is the frame. Using 3D printers to create prescription lenses is not yet possible. However the ability to create customized frames is something that could really shake up the eyeglasses market.quotesmarksleft.jpg

Read full article. via eyespectacle.

emily | 2:33 PM | 3D printed fashion, textiles
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