17 Jul The future of 3D frame printing is here
The future of 3D frame printing is here
The fact is, we can no longer ignore that the future of 3D frame printing is here. Demonstrated at O Show in Melbourne in July 2018, the technology demonstrated by David Inderias of Techprint is truly quite remarkable.
The technology allows us to alter the eye size, bridge, temple lengths as well as depth and anything else you want, not so forget the array of styles and colours was demonstrated to fantastic effect using a smartphone and the material is degradable and the frames are made in Melbourne with a twelve day turnaround and the finish you might ask? The finish is fantastic.
Bespoke Eyewear has been a thing in the UK and Europe for many years now both with 3D printing and without. I see it as providing your patients with a very serious point of difference from your opposition in this very competitive retail market.
The O_Show had a real buzz about it, the small venue was cozy and friendly and it was easy to spend two days there without becoming bored or maybe I have too many interests, I don’t know..?
The ODMA and Optometry Australia announcement of their future partnership in joining ODMA and the very popular Southern Regional Congress (SRC) together for one big Melbourne event (called O-MEGA? ) sure did put extra excitement into the event, sorry Sydney, but we will still visit you for Silmo. There is sure to be a lot more about this announcement in Insight and Mivision soon, but it is good to see ODMA and OA back in the sack together. It can only be good for the industry in Australia.
The next step from OA? I would love to dream that the title of, optician, the one word that clearly describes what we do could again be used by opticians in Australia.