3D-printed eyewear

Embrace the future of eyewear with 3D printing

Discover a world where design freedom and more sustainable, on-demand manufacturing unite to deliver the ultimate in business agility. Our intricate knowledge of 3D printing for eyewear and our dedicated production lines give you the edge you need to confidently unleash creativity and innovation and offer the richest possible experience to your customers.  


From personalized frames or limited editions to a full collection, we can deliver the reliable, repeatable, and scalable quality your brand needs. 

Two people holding up 3D-printed eyewear frames at a table with many 3D-printed frames around

From concept to collection

Creating an eyewear collection that reflects your brand identity, meets your quality goals, and enchants your customers requires a close collaboration that’s tailored to your individual needs. From co-creating designs and making prototypes to scaling up production and helping you deliver the ultimate customer experience, Materialise is here to support your brand.

Designing your vision

Our team of highly specialized designers can guide you in transforming even your wildest ideas into frames that take full advantage of 3D printing technology. From unique design features and clever functionality to innovative use of materials and finishes, our team has the experience and passion to help bring your vision to life. 

3D-printed eyewear frames lying on top of a drawn eyewear design
Odette Lunettes eyewear frames in a powder bed in the process of being 3D printed

Why 3D-printed eyewear? 

Unrivaled design freedom  

When the constraints of traditional manufacturing techniques are removed, creativity and innovation have no boundaries. With 3D printing, you can achieve the perfect union of aesthetics, comfort, and function — whether you’re creating eyewear for everyday use, performance sports, smart eyewear enthusiasts, or anywhere in between.  

Elevated business agility 

In a fast-paced world, agility is the ultimate business enabler — but high minimum order quantities and large inventories are restrictive. With 3D printing, you can respond swiftly to market shifts, iterate and innovate with less financial risk, and eliminate stock risk. You can also differentiate your brand through customization, or stay ahead of the smart technology curve. 

Sustainability-conscious manufacturing 

Growing your eyewear brand in a sustainable way makes sense from both an environmental and business perspective. With 3D printing, you can optimize material usage in the manufacturing process, reduce stock waste, improve supply chain processes, remain creatively agile in a world of fast fashion, and build a brand you and your customers can be proud of. 

Scalable mass customization 

One size does not fit all, and today’s consumers are craving more personalized products and experiences in every aspect of their lives. From creating modular collections with a choice of sizes, colors, or accessory options, to offering fully bespoke frames tailored to an individual wearer, 3D printing makes mass customization scalable and economically viable.  

3D-printed eyewear and samples with colored pencils and pens on top of a design drawing

An array of materials, colors, and finishes

As much as shape and form, it’s the choice of materials, colors, and finishes that gives head-turning eyewear its distinctive character. Inspired by our in-depth eyewear experience, our ever-expanding portfolio gives you all the ingredients you need to unleash your creativity and craft unique eyewear that precisely embodies your brand’s DNA.

3D-printed eyeglasses lying on a decorated piece with a shadow reflecting on the ground
Older female model wearing 3D-printed glasses and posing with her hand on her face
Younger female model smiling softly while wearing 3D-printed glasses

Lookbook

A picture is worth a thousand words, especially when the look and feel of eyewear frames are a key purchase driver for your customers. From the sleek to the outré, 3D printing empowers you to infuse your brand’s DNA in every frame. Through our lookbook, explore the collections that forward-looking eyewear brands and designers have produced with us. 

Get in touch

Are you ready to bring your eyewear vision to life? We’d love to hear from you.

Talk to our team