3D-Scanning for Eye-Frames Manufacturing

The traditional model of eye-frame manufacturing is plagued by several issues, including high costs, long lead times, and poor fit. However, recent technological innovations have made it possible to use 3D scanning to create better-fitting, more customized eye frames. YouMaWo, a German startup that uses 3D scanning to get measurements for the manufacture of bespoke eyewear, is one example of this new breed of digital manufacturing technology. The benefits of this type of technology include shorter lead times, lower costs, and a better fit for the customer.


1. The Pitfalls of the Traditional Optical Manufacturing Model

The traditional way of manufacturing eye-frames has several drawbacks. First, it is expensive. Second, it takes a long time to produce the frames. Third, the frames often do not fit well on the customer’s face. These problems arise from the fact that the traditional manufacturing process is based on manual labor and is not very efficient.

It is impossible to create one-size fits all eye frames because human faces come in all shapes and sizes. Even people who are of the same height and weight can have very different facial features. For example, one person might have a very round face, while another might have a more angular face.


2. The Technological Innovations with 3D-Scans and Better Devices

In recent years, there have been many technological innovations that have made it possible to create better-fitting, more customized eye frames. These innovations include the iPhone and portable sensors, such as the Structure Sensor.

The iPhone has revolutionized the way we interact with the world around us. Its powerful camera and sensors allow us to capture information in ways that were not possible before. The ability to create mobile apps allows companies to create easy-to-use interfaces for their clients/partners to digitally interact with their ecosystems. Mobile sensors, such as the ones found in the iPhone, are also becoming increasingly powerful and sophisticated.

3D printing is the process of making a three-dimensional object from a digital model. This can be done using a 3D printer, which is a device that prints objects using plastic, metal, or other materials. 3D printing is becoming increasingly popular and more affordable. Technology has come a long way in the past few years, and printers are now able to print objects with much greater precision. This makes them ideal for the manufacture of customized objects, such as eye frames.


3. The Digital Transformation of Eye-Frame Manufacturing

3D printing allows for just-in-time custom-fitted frames. With traditional manufacturing, it can take weeks or even months to get the frames to the customer. With 3D printing, on the other hand, the customer can get fitted frames within days or even hours. This is because there is no need for expensive manual labor or for stock products that may not fit the customer’s face well. And the 3D model used to print the frames can be customized based on the customer’s face measurements.

The next opportunity arises from the need to have precise measurements of a customer’s face, which can be hard to do with traditional measuring instruments. This is where 3D scanners come into play. 3D scanners create a digital 3D-mesh model of the customer’s face, which can be used to generate accurate measurements automatically.

Finally, the difficulty for a customer to select a model without a try-on is found in a just-in-time printed business model. This is solved with a virtual try-on. Using a customer’s 3D-face scan, different models of eyeglasses can be superimposed on the customer’s face to find the perfect fit.


4. How YouMaWo is revolutionizing the frames industry

We worked with YouMaWo, a German startup that is revolutionizing the eye frames industry, to create a mobile app that uses 3D scanning to get measurements of the customer’s face. These measurements are then used to generate a 3D model of the customer’s face and generate automatic measures, which are used to print custom-fitted frames.

The YouMaWo app has many features that make it unique. First, it allows for the easy capture of customer face measurements. Second, it generates a 3D model of the customer’s face, which can be used to print custom-fitted frames. Finally, it allows for virtual try-on. This means that the customer can see how different models of frames look on their faces without having to try them on physically.


Sidekick Interactive – Building World-Class Apps that Integrate 3D-Scanners

Sidekick Interactive is a company that creates world-class native mobile apps integrated with 3D-Scanning technology. These apps use 3D-scanning technology to capture precise measurements of the customer’s body and create many interactive experiences.

If you are interested in learning more about how Sidekick Interactive can help you with your app project, please contact us. We would be happy to discuss your specific needs and requirements.