White Paper

Production of 3D Printed Eyewear on the Formlabs Fuse Series SLS Ecosystem

In this white paper, we’ll walk through design and material considerations of current manufacturers leveraging the power of 3D printing in the eyewear industry.

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  1. Introduction
  2. Value Propositions of 3D Printed Eyewear 
  3. 3D Printing 
  4. Finishing Options 
  5. Additional Uses for the Fuse 1+ 30W SLS Printer 
  6. Building A Business Case
  7. Get In Contact


The adoption of end-use SLS 3D printed eyewear has increased significantly over the past five years, with small companies and larger brands alike taking advantage of the design freedom, small batch production capacity, and sustainability benefits that 3D printing provides.
Whether for workplace protection, functional performance, or fashion, 3D printing has seeped into the eyewear industry and changed the way designers and manufacturers think about production.
A major benefit of 3D printing can be found in the reduction of assembly steps during manufacturing, while maintaining a high level of product consistency and quality. Some eyewear manufacturers quote the production of acetate frames as taking as many as sixty individual steps. SLS 3D printing offers a significant reduction in assembly complexity and associated labor, with the following basic process:

Value Propositions of 3D Printed Eyewear

The primary benefits of SLS 3D printed eyewear can be sorted into three main categories: 1. Manufacturing Sustainability 2. Design Freedom 3. Customization & Personalization

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