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A new service of made-to-measure glasses with 3D printing is available at El Corte Inglés The product is from Óptica 2000 and is called MIMIC Eyewear, which is in charge of creating totally personalized and individually made glasses through a 3D additive printing process taking into account the dimensions and needs of each client.
Each of the printed glasses are designed based on the physiognomy of each client, with a wide variety of options in available frames, colors and lenses. The El Corte Inglés stores in Sanchinarro in Madrid, Diagonal in Barcelona and Lisbon will soon have the service. This week El Corte Inglés also celebrates Internet Week.
The process of custom-made glasses with 3D printing begins with a scan of the user's face, in which some factors are determined, such as the distance between the two eyes, between the eye and the ear, or the curvature of the bridge on the nose in order to create the fully adapted design.
This is how custom-made glasses are produced with 3D printing
After having all the measurements of the face, a virtual model can be tried on by the client, so that he can check how a model of glasses suits him and continue customizing them. There are 9 initial models and 10 colors available, to produce a total of up to 270 different combinations. Other characteristic elements can be incorporated such as the placement of the name or a personal brand on the inside of the rod.
In 10 days the user will have in their hands the new glasses made to measure with 3D printing, which were created taking into account even the type of glass that the client requires thanks to automatic detection and position of the pupillary centers when scanning the face.
The software for the 3D printer of glasses in El Corte Inglés was developed by Horizons Optical, a company dedicated to R+D+i within the optical sector, while INDO Optical provides the prescription lenses for each pair of custom-made glasses with 3D printing.