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Adidas Introduces Limited-Edition 3D Printed Eyewear

3D Printed Eyewear
Above: Limited-Edition 3D Printed Eyewear/Image Source: Adidas

adidas, world’s second largest sportswear manufacturer in the world, is collaborating with Marcolin, a leading eyewear company, to produce a limited-edition pair of futuristic 3D printed eyewear called as the 3D CMPT.

3D CMPT frames will be limited to 150 pieces and will be available for $415 USD on the adidas website during Creative Club Week on 23rd August.

3D CMPT – The 3D Printed Eyewear

3D Printed Eyewear
Above: 3D CMPT – The 3D Printed Eyewear/Image Source: Adidas

The 3D printed eyewear is a new and fascinating segment for Adidas. The 3D CMPT boasts of a matte black performance frames. These are built with the newest generation of 3D printers which weave a flexible nylon structure. A special coating creates a textured rubberized effect across the spiraling surface. The sunglasses were built to be worn in sports and everyday life with non-slip contact points on the nose pads and arms that ensure comfort and stability during dynamic activity. Thanks to the hollow structure and lightweight polycarbonate lenses, the 3D CMPT weighs only 20 grams.

According to the Adidas press release, “From the adidas DNA, characterized by an ongoing search for high-performance lines and materials, comes a frame destined to leave its mark on the evolution of eyewear thanks to the most modern technologies.”

Adidas is exploring the potential of 3D printing technology by working on a range of sports products. It has already worked on shoes which have been critically acclaimed for its design and performance. Experts believe that they will only get better with each iteration and commercial release.

The 3D printed footwear – the Futurecraft 4D Sneaker, Y3 Runner 4D Sneakers and the 4DFWD were all built in collaboration with Carbon, one of the world’s leading 3D printing company, through a novel 3D printing technology called Digital Light Synthesis (DLS™).


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