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Safilo Makes Frames in Record Time with Stratasys 3-D Printing

Stratasys Ltd., the 3-D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, announced that Safilo is using the Stratasys J750 full color, multi-material 3-D printer to produce photorealistic frames 60% faster than with traditional prototyping methods.

Daniel Tomasin, Product Sample Coordinator at Safilo, explained: “With our Stratasys J750 3-D Printer, we can design and output prototypes within a matter of hours. What’s more, using the 3-D printer’s large build tray, we can produce several variations of the frames in the same print job which helps to reduce our product development costs while stimulating more creative development.”

This accelerated speed combined with the ability to produce ultra-smooth surfaces and rich color details enables Safilo to quickly produce prototypes for a number of brands, from high-end luxury to mass-cool including Safilo’s own brands – Safilo, Carrera and Polaroid – and well known design houses including Dior, Hugo Boss, Max Mara and Jimmy Choo.

Safilo can now quickly iterate a wide range of realistic, product-matching eyewear designs, allowing more creative experimentation and accelerating time to market.

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