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Oprah wore 3D printed glasses during the Meghan and Harry interview

From Götti, 3D printed in SLS and finished using DyeMansion tech

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Ok, it’s gossip. But Oprah’s interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry was one of the events that will go down in interview history. And Oprah thought that 3D printed glasses looked good enough to wear for the occasion. The US queen of talk shows wore a pair of glasses from Götti Switzerland in her interview with Meghan and Harry. The glasses are 3D printed using SLS technology and finished using DyeMansion‘s print2product workflow.

Oprah 3D printed glasses Sure, Oprah probably had no idea the glasses were 3D printed. But that’s exactly the point. 3D printed consumer products now have a good enough quality that they can be worn on ultra prime time TV for an interview watched by millions of people. The fact that the frames are 3D printed is only relevant in as much as this technology enables an unparalleled level of customization and design creativity.

The glasses belong to Götti‘s Dimension collection, which features several types of 3D printed frame designs, available in multiple colors. The successful development of 3D printed eyewear was made possible by DyeMansion technology, which provided stable processes and reproducible results for finish and color.

In 2014, Götti became one of the first eyewear manufacturers to employ industrial 3D printing (SLS) technology. Their goal was always to move into serial production, from a 3D printed prototype to a high-quality end product. The benefits were clear from the start: an extensive range of customization options, lightweight and flexible materials and local on-demand production. Now Oprah is a believer too. Maybe the Queen, the actual Queen, will consider getting pair as well. If she did, she could turn to one of the nine retailers in London that now sell Götti’s products.

In fact, almost anyone could, since Götti’s products are not priced any higher than standard designer frames.

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Davide Sher

Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he completed his studies at SUNY USB. As a journalist covering the tech and videogame industry for over 10 years, he began covering the AM industry in 2013, first as an international journalist and subsequently as a market analyst, focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets. In 2016 he co-founded London-based VoxelMatters. Today the company publishes the leading news and insights websites VoxelMatters.com and Replicatore.it, as well as VoxelMatters Directory, the largest global directory of companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

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