Soda Concept’s 3D Printed Sunglasses Bring Customization to Eyewear

If you are like me, you can never have enough pairs of sunglasses. I have a pair that I wear with my red dress, one that I wear with my leather jacket, and even one pair that I only wear when I go shopping. I know…. crazy…. right?

Sunglasses have become way more than just a method of protecting your eyes from the sun. They have become an ultimate fashion statement. One problem that I have found though, is that if you want a good pair of quality sunglasses, you must be ready to fork over between $60-$300.

A company named Soda Concept, with the use of 3D printing, wants to allow anyone to totally customize their shades. And if you want more than one pair, it won’t cost you a ton of money. You can simply pop the lenses out and put them into a new set of Soda Concept frames.

When you hear of a company utilizing 3D printing in order to create a product, you probably imagine them using a $250,000+ professional level 3D printer. Soda sunglasses doesn’t use any extremely expensive 3D printers. They simply utilize a $2000 Makerbot Replicator 2 in order to 3D print all of their frames. … (Read more)

Source: 3Dprint.com