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Smart Glasses: Materialise and Vuzix announce collaboration

Vuzix, a provider of smart glasses and augmented reality (AR) technology and products, and 3D printing specialist Materialise have announced a collaboration to accelerate the design and production of smart glasses using 3D printing technology.

The partnership aims to more effectively apply augmented reality (AR) across a range of industries, while leveraging the flexibility of 3D printing to shorten design cycles.

Although smart glasses have revolutionized the world of work, adoption among consumers remains limited, mainly due to a lack of appealing applications and fashionable designs. Vuzix and Materialise intend to address these challenges by developing innovative designs that help companies offer fashionable and affordable smart glasses.

“With its speed, flexibility and digital DNA, 3D printing offers eyewear brands a competitive edge by allowing them to drastically reduce their time-to-market while meeting customers’ aesthetic requirements,” says Fried Vancraen, CEO of Materialise. “We believe that collaboration with Vuzix will bring new innovations to industrial smart eyewear and accelerate the customer adoption of smart eyewear in the enterprise and broader consumer markets.”

“As our OEM solutions ramp up in support of defense, consumer, and other markets, our manufacturing capabilities need to match pace for scalability, production speed and above all quality,” said Paul Travers, President and CEO of Vuzix. “Materialise offers several key advantages that align with our strategic outlook. We look forward to seeing what’s possible together.”

Find out more about Vuzix at vuzix.com.

For more information about Materialise, please visit materialise.com.

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