German company Scope for Design brings customization to sunglasses. With an intuitive browser app, you can customize your sunglasses instantly. Scope for Design also offers this interesting business model for shops.
Munich-based 3D printing company Scope for Design has specialized on toolsets for customizing 3D prints. They started out with 3D printable high-quality rings, then added 3D printable smartphone cases. Now, the crew around Manuel Breit have created an impressive toolbox for creating sunglasses. The tool which gives everyone a chance to design their pair and uses a platform that aims to make 3D printed products more accessible.
Actually, the process of designing your own 3D printed sunglasses is pretty straightforward. All you have to do ist to pick one of currently three designs, configure size, nose width, length, color, design and finally the type of glasses you want to have in your 3D printed sunglasses.
All you have to do ist to pick one of currently three designs, configure size, nose width, length, color, design and finally the type of glasses you want to have in your 3D printed sunglasses.
After that, the price is calculated – and you can order the print right away.
Just give it a try here.
The German provider is also giving retailers the chance to begin designing, producing and marketing 3D prints by adding software to their website or shop floors so customers can 3D print their ideal frames. For retailers, Scope for Design works as an experienced middleman who cuts out expensive 3D printing costs and ensures quality from software to maintenance, and in return takes a cut of every sale.
By using the existing 3D printing equipment, companies may find that they have a much larger turnover in the long run, and customers would certainly be happy with their unique 3D printed specs too.
This platform also works by everybody contributing to the process. For example, designers would focus on developing products and could then sell them on the platform while manufacturers would offer a variety of materials and technologies.
Scope for Design has set up its own shop, however, this is not how it primarily works as their business idea relies on giving ordinary retailers the chance to sell 3D printed products.
If you’re wondering how retailers could make money, the platform has an automated pricing system which calculates production costs at all stages of a manufacturing cycle. This way everyone involved can check their potential profits.
However, the one downside to take into consideration is the fact that the company doesn’t list fixed prices for the initial implementation of its 3D design tools.
Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for your perfect sunglasses this summer and let us know what you think of this business idea in the comments.
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