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Markets for 3D Printing in Eyewear 2019-2027

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Published on Feb 20, 2019 SKU SMP-3DEW-0219 Categories , Tags ,

As more consumer product continue to explore the benefits of 3D printing for mass customization and digital mass production, SmarTech Publishing is presenting the first ever in depth-analysis of additive manufacturing in the eyewear segment. In this report, SmarTech forecasts additive manufacturing in the eyewear industry to grow into an overall $3.4 billion opportunity by 2028, driven by rapid expansion of final parts production.

The eyewear segment stands to benefit from AM’s potential in mass customization and product personalization as much as other consumer product segments seen as key for AM adoption such as footwear. This report analyzes the key trends and stakeholders that are driving the eyewear mass customization revolution as well as the elements that are limiting AM adoption.

Leveraging its knowledge of 3D printing processes and unique database of global AM materials and hardware sales, SmarTech’s analyses explores the key applications for AM in the eyewear industry, including both current and upcoming relevant case studies, as well as probable future developments. One primary objective of this report is to highlight the most relevant business opportunities that lie ahead for companies that are invested in the AM industry, including materials, hardware and service providers.

The other primary goal is to provide eyewear industry stakeholders with an accurate description of all currently existing AM technologies, materials and services (including 3D capturing and online customization software) that could offer a powerful competitive advantage as eyewear users demand increasing customization options. While final part production is a major focus area for the medium and long term, the report also analyses other current uses of AM in the eyewear industry, such as advanced and desktop prototyping, tooling and investment casting.

Key AM companies included in this report are Carbon, DWS, EOS, Formlabs, Fuel 3D, Glasses USA; Hoet, Hoya, HP, Luxexcel, Luxottica, Materialise, MONOQOOL, Mykita, Protos, Safilo, Sculpteo, Seiko, Sfered, Sisma, Specsy and several others.