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OKIA: “FRAMEOUT”, THE FIRST 3D PRINTED EYEWEAR COLLECTION FEATURING THE REVOLUTIONARY 360° HINGE, DEBUTED AT MIDO 2018

 

 

OKIA announced the launch of “FRAMEOUT”, the first 3D printed eyewear collection featuring the revolutionary 360° Hinge, at Mido 2018.

 

Always committed to research and innovation, OKIA opens up completely new and unlimited design possibilities through this surprising collection, according to the unlimited inspirations that can come from anywhere around us. The “FRAMEOUT” collection adds small details such as lines, layers and structures that we see every day in our life into the eyewear. Thanks to the 3D printing technique, even the simplest design can become an authentic eyewear masterpiece.

 

The “FRAMEOUT” collection includes 3D printed glasses that not only ensure a wonderful and up-to-date look but also offer a supreme comfort wearing experience to the user, without compromising style. Thanks to 360° Hinge - a 360o rotated integrated hinge with worldwide invention patent by OKIA which successfully passed a 10,000 times of rotation test - the temple can be bended 45 degrees outward and 25 degrees upward and downward, as well as rotated 360 degrees: this enhances the eyewear’s durability and makes it more valuable. From a design point of view, glasses can be customized and built more easily by 3D printing than by traditional acetate CNC or injection.

 
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Developed in partnership with SFERED - an Amsterdam based company specialized in developing advanced technologies for customized eyewear - the new “FRAMEOUT” collection has been conceived by OKIA from the first sketch to the final 3D printed product. Thanks to a state-of-the-art 3D scanner, it is possible to obtain a high-resolution 3D scan of the customer’s face in just 1 second. Then, by means of the SFERED Platform, a software for the customization of eyewear based on a patented unique technology, adjustments can be made and the 3D scan can be converted into a production file. As soon as the 3D printerreceives the production file, a perfect-fitting and tailor-made pair of glasses can be produced.
 
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Nothing is impossible if we keep innovating and now, thanks to the new “FRAMEOUT” collection, OKIA can integrate the revolutionary 360° Hinge and the innovative 3D printing technique into the eyewear and offer completely out-of-the-box designs to their customers.

 

LET’S FRAMEOUT OF THE BOX!