At the eyewear fair this month in Paris, eyewear designer Mykita showcased Mylon eyewear, a collection of luxury sports sunglasses that redefine the borders between the worlds of fashion and sports by combining technological innovation and craftsmanship.
Every MYLON model can be adjusted to fit individual's head. It has low weight and outstanding durability. The keys are an innovational production process: 3D printing, to be precise here Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) and a patented polyamide-based material that can be individually adjusted to the wearer.
In 2007 MYKITA began experimenting with the polyamide material, aiming to pioneer it in the production of spectacles. After years of research MYKITA developed a complex process that creates a sophisticated finish in several steps and gives the frames a unique visual and tactile appeal. MYKITA named the new material MYLON and has since won recognition for the development process in the shape of the 2011 iF material award.
3D printing is a way of making better products. It is a great tool to design and produce unique and personalized products and eventually it could open the door to a new level of personalization, just image all future products at your home will be designed to only fit you and nobody else. Eventually customers can all get hands on the final products and meaning of manufacturing would be redefined.
Source: Eye Spectacle
Posted in 3D Printing Applications
Maybe you also like:
- DARPA crowd-sourcing new technologies through makers
- Solidscape sold its 1,000th T76Plus 3D printer
- Vision 3D Printer - an optimized RepRap Prusa Mendel on Kickstarter
- New Portabee 3D printer can fit into a laptop bag
- Sky News reports 3D printing could re-shape the world
- EnvisionTEC will release Perfactory Micro end of May
- Inprint 2013 launched focusing on industrial printing technologies
- Robotic hand 3D-printed in one piece
- 3D Printing with Clear Acrylic
- Turning 3D prints failure into art
- MakiBox progress - motion platform assembled
- 3D Systems acquires Bespoke Innovations
- Scientists create robot which can 3D-print its own tools
- Mcor Technologies announces Mcor Iris full color 3D printer
- Trimensional to team up with MakerBot on 3D scanning and exporting
- Makies.me, customizable 3D printed Avatar dolls creation site launched as an alpha
- 3D-Printed Truecartier ring showing sounds from luxurious jewelry stores in NYC
- LightPlot: a robotic system painting with light in 3D space