As we celebrate Earth Day today, we wanted to Yuma 3D printed sunglasses. As you may be aware, 3D printing is becoming a big thing in a number of industries. The ability to custom make products to order and to size with virtually no waste has been a goal of manufacturers for years. 3D printers are becoming more and more ubiquitous as the technology improves. Perhaps you have seen videos of machines custom building homes, bridges, toys, and yes, even eyeglasses. There are a number of manufacturers around the world making 3D printed eyewear to exact specifications. We envision a time in the not too distant future when a majority of eyewear will be made to order, custom printed to fit your face and your aesthetic.
Today, however, we are celebrating Yuma eyewear, who started a Kickstarter campaign we shared with you last year and today is manufacturing sunglasses from recycled car dashboard, soda bottles and the plastic from inside refrigerators and selling online.
This Belgian company believes in sustainability and is making something we can all use from waste plastic. The manufacturing process even includes thought into how the sunglasses will be recycled once you are finished with them with easily disassembled parts for recycling.
Each pair of Yuma sunglasses is printed with a 3D printer in .04 mm thick layers, with no waste at all. Each frame is carefully polished and assembled by hand and then fitted with Mazzucchelli lenses for an unrivaled visual experience and 100% UV protection.
Check out some of their designs here.
Visit their website for more information.