In a collaboration with Newlab staff member Ben Millstein, manager of additive manufacturing and optical store Eye Designs of Westchester Day 22 produced a set of 3d printed glasses. Utilising each companies specialised facilities allowed me to print a custom set of frames fitted with custom shaped polarised lenses.
Designed using key measurements taken from my face the glasses were modelled in 3d before being handed off to Ben. Ben uses the EOS P110 a Laser Sintering 3d printer able to print in a durable Nylon 6 material.
After printing, cleaning and dying the glasses were assembled with help from Sharon and Jason at Eye Designs. Using their in store machines each lense was fitted by tracing the rims and transfering this pattern to the CNC grinding machine.
A big thanks today for the effort of all teams involved. This product was one of the most interesting using some of the most advanced machines in each respective industry to create a custom manufactured product.