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Stratasys 3D Printing Makes the Difference: Eyewear Icon Safilo Re-Invents Design, Boosts Time to Market for Fashion Frames

November 28, 2016 5:58 am

Perfect for Design and Concept Verification: 3D Printed Prototypes Enable Immediate Decision-making

To overcome the bottlenecks associated with traditional manufacturing, Safilo invested in a Stratasys J750 full color, multi-material 3D Printer, which, as well as streamlining the prototyping workflow, also brought with it the opportunity to achieve greater prototype realism than previous methods allowed. Utilizing the 3D printer’s large build tray, the company can produce multiple variations of the frames in the same print job, increasing throughput and securing reduced developmental costs. Not only can the company produce full-color prototypes with textures and intricate designs built into the plastic, but it is able to do so in a fraction of the time.

Using its Stratasys J750 3D Printer, Safilo can now quickly iterate eyewear designs, allowing for more creative experimentation and accelerating time to market

Greater Design Variety, Greater Creativity

Watch the video to learn how Safilo is streamlining its prototyping cycle using the Stratasys J750 multi-material, full-color 3D Printer

The simplified, shorter, and smarter process has not only saved Safilo time, but has opened the door to more creative freedom.

“This is the start of a new age for designers. Thanks to the ability of Stratasys’ full color, multi-material J750 to combine an endless gamut of striking colors with varying levels of transparency, we can produce a number of completely different frames and secure levels of product personalization that were previously unattainable,” says David Iarossi, Safilo Creative Designer and Associate Director for Carrera, Givenchy and Havanianas.  “As you can imagine, in the eyewear industry, personalization is key.