Materialise Partners with Italian Eyewear Group for 3D-Printed Frames

Published by , July 21, 2017 12:16 pm

(TCTMagazine)  Materialise has announced its collaboration with Italian eyewear company Safilo Group on its new OXYDO SS 2017 collection, featuring a capsule collection of 3D printed frames. The sculpture-inspired collection marks the first offering from the partnership and is described as “an expression of intent, demonstrating not only what additive manufacturing is capable of today but where it could lead the eyewear industry tomorrow.”
The 3D printed wearable art pieces that surround each of the frames are produced at Materialise’s Certified Additive Manufacturing facility, which houses machines dedicated to eyewear production. After manufacturing in Polyamide 12, the wearable sculptures are given the multi-step Materialise Luxura post-production treatment to enhance their performance and aesthetic.

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