$3.4 Bn Markets for 3D Printing in Eyewear, 2019-2027 – ResearchAndMarkets.com

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Additive manufacturing in the eyewear industry to grow into an overall
$3.4 billion opportunity by 2028, driven by rapid expansion of final
parts production.

As more consumer products continue to explore the benefits of 3D
printing for mass customization and digital mass production, the
researcher is presenting the first ever in depth-analysis of additive
manufacturing in the eyewear segment.

The eyewear segment stands to benefit from AM’s potential in mass
customization and product personalization as much as other consumer
product segments seen as key for AM adoption such as footwear. This
report analyzes the key trends and stakeholders that are driving the
eyewear mass customization revolution as well as the elements that are
limiting AM adoption.

Leveraging its knowledge of 3D printing processes and unique database of
global AM materials and hardware sales, the analyses explores the key
applications for AM in the eyewear industry, including both current and
upcoming relevant case studies, as well as probable future developments.
One primary objective of this report is to highlight the most relevant
business opportunities that lie ahead for companies that are invested in
the AM industry, including materials, hardware and service providers.

The other primary goal is to provide eyewear industry stakeholders with
an accurate description of all currently existing AM technologies,
materials and services (including 3D capturing and online customization
software) that could offer a powerful competitive advantage as eyewear
users demand increasing customization options. While final part
production is a major focus area for the medium and long term, the
report also analyses other current uses of AM in the eyewear industry,
such as advanced and desktop prototyping, tooling and investment casting.

From the Report:

  • The single most significant segment in eyewear AM is final parts
    production, which is expected to grow into a $1.9 billion opportunity
    in a segment that will be worth $3.4 billion overall by 2028.
  • The key technologies used in eyewear 3D printing are material jetting
    for highest level prototyping and powder bed fusion for final part
    production. Vat photopolymerization is also used today mostly for lost
    wax casting processes (and some part production) while filament
    extrusion is used for basic desktop prototyping and some end-use
    internal parts.
  • According to available data, the overall existing industry for
    ophthalmic eyewear generates revenues of more than $100 billion a year
    This industry is growing in several ways with mass customization an
    important trend. Users increasingly expect to be able to purchase
    eyewear products that are tailor made for them.
  • The 3D printed eyewear segment is expected to be a relatively small
    part of all 3D printed consumer products, both in terms of materials
    and hardware demand, due to the relatively small size of the parts
    being printed. At the same time, it is also one of the very first
    segments (together with footwear and some design products) that has
    already made significant strides toward end-use part production with
    additive technologies.
  • The primary material used in all polymer powder bed fusion
    technologies for eyewear manufacturing is nylon 12 (PA122) which is
    the most widely used materials for this type of processes for any
    application. Some 3D printed eyewear manufacturers have developed
    special finishing processes to deliver a smoother surface finish and
    more vibrant color, while reducing the materials porosity.

Key Topics Covered:

Chapter One: Eyewear as a Key 3D-printed Consumer Product

1.1 The Global Eyewear Industry and Trends
1.1.1 Setting the
Backdrop: a $120-$200 Million Business
1.1.2 Defining Eyewear
Future Trends in the Eyewear Sector
1.2 Key Drivers for Adoption of
AM in Eyewear Manufacturing
1.3 Factors Limiting Adoption of AM in
Eyewear Manufacturing
1.4 The AM Market for Eyewear vs. Other 3D
Printable Consumer Products
1.4.1 AM Hardware for Eyewear Production
AM Materials for Eyewear Production
1.5 Global Trends in 3D Printed
1.5.1 Europe Exploring Eyewear Innovation First
AM Activities and Exploration by Eyewear Giants
1.6 Technologies
and Materials for 3D Printed Eyewear
1.6.1 Technologies for 3D
Printing Frames
1.6.2 Materials for 3D Printing Frames
Eyewear Personalization Hardware and Software
1.6.4 Printed Lens
Technologies and Materials
1.7 Ten-year Global Market Outlook for
3D Printed Eyewear
1.7.1 Ten-year Forecast for AM-Industry-Specific
Segments within the Eyewear Industry
1.7.2 Ten-year Forecast for
All AM-Related Revenues Within the Eyewear Industry
1.8 Methodology
Key Points from this Chapter

Chapter Two: AM Hardware, Materials and Bureaus at the Eyewear
Industry’s Service

2.1 Eyewear 3D Printing Hardware
Powder Bed Fusion
2.1.2 Material Jetting
2.1.4 Filament Extrusion
2.1.5 Metal AM
Technologies: PBF and Binder Jetting
2.1.6 Ten-year AM Hardware
Forecast in the Eyewear Industry
2.2 AM Materials for Eyewear
2.2.1 Powders: Nylon and composites
2.2.3 Filaments
2.2.4 Metals
2.2.5 Ten-year
Forecast for All AM Materials in the Eyewear Industry
2.3 AM
Services for Eyewear Designers
2.3.1 A Key Application for the
Application Agnostics
2.4 Key Points from this Chapter

Chapter Three: Facial 3D Capturing/Scanning Hardware and Design
Software on the Road to Mass Customization of Eyewear Products

3.1 3D Scanning Technologies and 3D Capturing Hardware/Software
The Yuniku (Hoya-Materialise) Eyewear 3D Scanner and Software
The 3D Mirror from Sfered and Fuel3D
3.1.3 3D Scanning Software and
3.2 Design Software and Apps
3.2.1 For You (by You)
The Transition to Mass Customized Eyewear
3.3.1 Ten-year Forecast
of Revenues from Digitalization and Design Software in the Eyewear
3.4 Key Points from this Chapter

Chapter Four: 3D Printing Applications for the Eyewear Industry

4.1 Adding Additive Manufacturing at Luxottica
4.1.1 The Eyewear
Mass Customization Workflow
4.1.2 Different Approaches to Eyewear
3D Printing
4.2 3D Printing Applications for Eyewear
Ten-year Forecast of All Printed Parts in the End-to-end Eyewear
Production Cycle
4.2.2 Ten-year Forecast of All Parts Printed by
Filament Extrusion
4.2.3 Ten-year Forecast of All Parts Printed by
Powder Bed Fusion
4.2.4 Ten-year Forecast of All Parts Printed by
4.2.5 Ten-year Forecast of All Parts Printed by
Material Jetting
4.3 Prototypes
4.4 Tools and Cast Patterns
(Indirect Production)
4.5 Final Parts (Direct Production)
Geographic Distribution of 3D-printed Eyewear Final Parts and End-use
4.6 Key Points from this Chapter

Companies Mentioned

  • Carbon
  • DWS
  • EOS
  • Formlabs
  • Fuel 3D
  • Glasses USA; Hoet
  • Hoya
  • HP
  • Luxexcel
  • Luxottica
  • Materialise
  • Mykita
  • Protos
  • Safilo
  • Sculpteo
  • Seiko
  • Sfered
  • Sisma
  • Specsy

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