Eyewear is one of the most noticeable every day applications of 3D printing. Designers are using the technology to imagine designs that are not otherwise possible through conventional manufacturing methods while experts are working on materials that make spectacles as comfortable and wearable as possible. Now MORGENROT EYEWEAR has presented its first innovative eyewear collection of wearable 3D printed eyewear at SILMO 2014 winning itself the SILMO D’OR award in "frame technological innovation".
The Germany based company, showed a collection of spectacle frames including a variation of exchangeable clip on parts using its patented temple front assembling method. The collection has been labelled as real, wearable fashion and makes use of the lightweight and customisation properties that 3D printing brings.
Designer, Joachim Bischoff has been developing eyewear since 1983 but recently discovered the possibilities of making eyewear with selective laser sintering. Bischoff had been using digital techniques throughout his work for years but found himself limited by conventional production methods. Using technology from EOS, he was able to push his designs further and create a collection of unusual eyewear that offers customisation and individuality.
A business to customer service means that customers will be able to select the designs they want and have these made to their fit using an adjustable nose pad system and acetate tip ends. The frames can be produced in a range of colours made possible by dye colouring the base white polyamide material.
The frames will be available in early 2015 from selected optical stores worldwide.