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.
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.
Manufacturing at your scale
Whether you’re creating a limited edition or an entire collection, you need a partner that understands every intricacy of eyewear manufacturing. With our 3D printing engineering and production expertise, and dedicated facility honed to meet the exacting needs of the eyewear industry, we can offer reliable, repeatable, and scalable manufacturing to meet your evolving needs.
Perfecting your frames
With Materialise eyewear manufacturing, you get the power of a factory with the quality of an atelier. Our in-house team of finishing specialists will breathe life into your collections through a blend of bespoke treatments and hand-finishing. With meticulous attention to detail, and a wide choice of colors, finishes, and effects, they create a final product that will exceed expectations.
Craft a customized experience
Today’s customers crave personalization, and with 3D printing, the possibilities are endless. Our Custom Fit Eyewear Suite lets you take personalization one step further and provide a truly unique customer experience. The Suite creates an anatomically exact scan of the face, making it possible to customize frames according to the customer’s features or preferences.
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.
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.
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.
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.