3D Printed Glasses

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3D Printed Glasses by Beehive Nov 14, 2011
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These are the first of a range of templates that Beehive will be making available as we develop our Design Your Own Custom Eyewear Interface - please support us at http://projectpowerup.com/projects/26 if you print these for yourself!


3 hour build time face-up (smooth exterior, rough interior, lots more support).

1.5 hour build time face-down (smooth interior, rough and chunky exterior like the ones pictured).

Integrated hinges are weak - be careful or replace with metal ones.

Holes for hinges will likely need to be drilled out after printing - use long glasses screws or a paper clip to fasten.

Probably not a good idea to soak these in acetone considering they will spend lots of time near your eyes! Use sandpaper/blowtorch/file to smooth out instead.

Please let us know if you better this design!

Happy Printing,

Beehive :)

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Can I download the CAD in SolidWorks to customize it?

No success with this frames :(, right temple starts about layer 10 or so, way above the surface and kills everything else, of course a newbie here.. so far, cant print anything withouth support. small parts not sticking to surface.

Do I need to print these with support pics since they are arched

anybody know how to add support material for this in Cura?

It appears on the left panel, one of the sections says support. make sure you are using the full settings, not the quick print

Any further info on lenses? I'd love to make myself a pair of safety glasses, or something like that!

can i just put rayban lenses in this?

Hi Htkay,
I am an optician and I am happy to make lenses for these. (i'm in North Devon) 3d Printed glasses are the way forwards. You dont have to have them CE marked as they are considered 'Bespoke' Reply to this post if you need anything and I will help if I can.

Have you any info on lenses. Perhaps did you model these glasses off another pair?

Having trouble getting somewhere to make lenses as frames need to be CE marked here in the UK.

Hi there HTkay,

You shouldnt need them to be CE marked (they are considered to be 'bespoke'. I am an optician with my own practices and I will happily glaze these for you. 3d Printed glasses are the way forward. Reply if there is anything that I can help with.
Happy printing...and seeing!


These are awesome, can I still download them I cant figure out how.

Where do i get lenses?

nice, but too big for TOM. :(

lol, try re-sizing them in blender or something... :)

Happy Printing!

Sorry!! You could always chop the pieces up and re-glue..