3D Printed Eyeglass Frames

By on November 7th, 2012 in Usage


Sandra Battistel of Eyespectacle (the “Story behind the frame”) has done a bit of investigation on how eyeglass maker Mykita recently produced the “Mylon”, a unique frame design made through 3D printing. 
Battistel takes us through the process used by Mykita, including images of the equipment and frames through the production process. It appears that Mykita is not simply making a prototype using 3D printing, but is actually printing them for production, which is becoming increasingly common for short-run items. 
Perhaps we’ll start seeing more consumer items directly created using 3D printing? 

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!