SCULPTEO AND NETLOOKS PUT CUSTOM EYEWEAR TO THE TEST WITH 3D PRINTING

3D Printing Industry | 4/17/2019 | Tia Vialva
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Paris-headquartred service bureau Sculpteo has confirmed a new 3D printing collaboration with Netlooks, a specialist in handmade eyewear also based in France. Together the two companies applied 3D printing to produce eyewear test frames that can fit to a customer’s profile through a multitude of part combinations. These test frames are used as a “fitting step” to allow customers to try on and adjust frames to suit the style and comfort.

According to Clément Moreau, CEO and co-founder of Sculpteo, “People that wear eyeglasses often struggle to get the right fit. 3D printing allows customers to try frames, adjust the product and change their mind, just as luxury jewelry makers make you test a ring in wax before manufacturing it.”

TECHNOLOGY - IS - CHEAP - FAST - AND

“THE TECHNOLOGY IS CHEAP, FAST, AND ACCURATE. IT DEMONSTRATES THAT NOT ONLY HIGH-END TECHNOLOGY CAN HELP ARTISANS BUT IN ADDITION IT MAKES POSSIBLE BETTER PRODUCTS FOR END USERS.”

Customizable 3D printed frames. Photo via Netlooks.

Netlooks - Startup - Nancy - Concept - Stores

Netlooks is a startup based in Nancy, with concept stores in France, Belgium and Canada. Its frames are also available at various independent opticians in France. The company was created with the goal of manufacturing “handcrafted, bespoke frames that are entirely customizable, from engravings, colors, branch and face shapes, style, to just about any texture.”

To achieve this, the company employs a three-step process for its customers. First, the desired eyewear model is chosen. Next, Netlooks scans the features of the customer’s face to find the fit, and they are invited to try on a test model. Then, in the final step, the the company delivers a final, handmade pair of glasses fitted to their exact morphology.

Process - Time - Company - Models - Store

This process has proved time consuming and costly for the company, with more than 200 testing models required by each store that wanted to sell its frames. When handling its three-step process in-house, this...
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