California-based eyewear maker Oakley will utilize Jet Fusion 3D printer from HP to prototype for several product lines. Oakley is a subsidiary of an Italian corporate Luxottica.
Many industries are using 3D printing on different stages. The industries vary from shoewear to automotive to aerospace to medical to dentistry to clothing. They are all leveraging 3D printing.
The eyewear maker intends to make functional pieces for its equipment, eyewear, and sports. The idea is to systematize on Jet Fusion 3D printer from HP for its development procedure. In 2018, Oakley began utilizing HP’s 3D printing for speedy prototyping.
Currently, it is utilizing HP’s machines. This includes the HP JET Fusion 580 platform to practice a 2D sketch and create a model. The making procedure may be duplicated in the development for additional experimenting.
Talking about the extended partnership with HP, the Head of Design at Oakley, Nicolas Garfias said “World-class athletes around the globe depend on Oakley to compete at the highest level. With HP’s breakthrough 3D printing technology, we will not only accelerate our design to production timeline, but we will also reconceptualize the way our products are made, pushing the boundaries of sports performance to new heights.”
Oakley is among the top sports performance and product design brands in the world. The company has cultural inventors, creators, idealists, and scientists. They are all obsessed with utilizing innovation and design to make products and encounters that stimulate greatness.
The eyewear maker has been ubiquitous in the sports sector for more than forty years. Currently, it is at the lead of how performance technologies and products are produced and developed.
Oakley began integrating the additive manufacturing technology into its design procedure from 1992. It is among the pioneer adopters of this technology. They first changed their development procedure and the form of their sunglasses.
Oakley knows the value of additive manufacturing and has been leveraging HP’s MJF technology since 2018. They want to use it for prototyping across multi-product lines. This includes helmets, sunglasses and more.
HP aims to change sports performance through working together with Oakley. 3D Printing Product Management at HP Inc. Jeff Fawcett said, “Oakley has the highest of design standards, and our innovative 3D printing technology helps them deliver on that experience for millions of athletes around the world. Together, we are transforming the sports performance community and changing the way the world designs and manufactures consumer products.”