"Made in Belgium" 3D Printed Titanium Spectacles.

23 Oct 2013

Melotte combines sustainable state-of-the-art technology with creativity for producing customized spectacles for the optician market. This is the basis of a succesful collaboration between the industrial company Melotte and the famous Belgian designer and optician Patrick Hoet.

Patrick Hoet and his design team developed the first 3D printed spectacles in titanium which are unmakeable using existing conventional manufacturing methods.

At the launch of these unique glasses Patrick Hoet and Melotte invited the Belgian press to present 3D physic titanium models which are available in the market in seven different combinations of specific lens and nose measurement.

Both companies say goodbye to product own tooling and use one 3D file for printing no matter which unique pair of spectacles in titanium!

No more stock risks, less use of raw material and energy, less waste and less transport result in an environmental impact reduction of factor 8. 100% local added value "Made in Belgium" with a world wide exposure on different continents.

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