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New Stratasys 3D Printing Solution for Eyewear Aims to Get Frames to Market One Year Faster

New Stratasys 3D Printing Solution for Eyewear Aims to Get Frames to Market One Year Faster

09/26/2017

New Stratasys 3D Printing Solution for Eyewear Aims to Get Frames to Market One Year Faster

Solution is a response to eyewear designers’ need for a more efficient process, offering a unique combination of stiffness and flexibility, essential for eyewear makers’ prototyping requirements

First rapid prototyping solution specifically for eyewear permits full aesthetic and functional evaluation before manufacturing

From initial design concept to display on the store shelf, a new eyeglass-frame design takes about 18 months, using traditional development techniques, according to Stratasys eyewear customers. Large eyewear manufacturers may create up to 150 new frame designs weekly (or thousands of new frames per year). Imagine cutting up to 15 months from the development and production cycle of every frame and shrinking time-to-market to eight weeks or less.

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The Stratasys VeroFlex Rapid Prototyping Eyewear Solution offers eyewear manufacturers the ability t ...

The Stratasys VeroFlex Rapid Prototyping Eyewear Solution offers eyewear manufacturers the ability to lead with the latest market trends, deliver products over a year quicker, and improve salability of their products (Photo: Stratasys)

That’s what’s possible, say pioneering companies that tested a new eyewear rapid prototyping solution introduced today from Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS), a global leader in applied additive technology solutions. Stratasys developed the VeroFlex Rapid Prototyping Eyewear Solution to help manufacturers dramatically improve time-to-market and cost-efficiency.

The new solution combines Stratasys’ unique J750 Multi-color, Multi-material 3D Printer with, VeroFlex, a new specially formulated 3D printing material for eyewear rapid prototyping needs. VeroFlex offers a unique combination of stiffness and flexibility, essential for a wide range of prototyping requirements. From initial concept iterations to complex multi-color and advanced texture models, to precise functional models for performance testing, VeroFlex offers a more durable and flexible material for demanding internal tests prior to tooling and production. This provides eyewear manufacturers the ability to deliver products over a year faster and lead with the latest market trends, while improving salability of its products.

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