Materialise NV, a provider of 3D Printing software and services, has recently declared a partnership with HOYA Vision Care, a division of HOYA Group, a global med-tech company and supplier of innovative high-tech and medical products, to co-create and manufacture parts for high-quality visualization equipment and vision examination systems for optical shops.
The first systems to be brought to market as a result of this collaboration are HOYA Vision Simulator and HOYA EyeGenius. The first is a highly innovative tool that allows consumers to experience their new lenses before they buy them, in store by means of virtual reality. The second is a complete vision examination system with a new method to detect and correct fixation disparity.
Materialise Executive Vice President of Production, Bart Van der Schueren, stated, “HOYA has a known commitment to using creativity and innovation to become the leading company in niche markets, making them not only an ideal co-creation partner, but also a company ready to utilize Materialise’s certified manufacturing for high-quality, end-use products. With the first products already making their way onto the market, with great initial feedback, together with HOYA we are proving the added-value that 3D printing is ready to deliver to the entire eyewear industry.”