G Ö T T I ’ S PURELY SWISS DESIGNS ARE NOW EFFICIENTLY PRODUCED AND MODERATELY PRICED I N 3 D WITH DIMENSION.
It starts with a fine, white powder. This proprietary polyamide is then fed into an industrial 3D printer in which a laser merges the powder, layer by layer. After the individual parts cool off, they are polished and dyed. Color that has been specially created penetrates the top layers. A mere 24 hours later…a Götti DIMENSION frame! This 3D collection, manufactured exclusively in Switzerland with the same well-conceived details as Götti’s traditional eyewear offerings, comes in ophthalmics and sun styles.
There are several North American optical shops that have readily embraced the new line, among them Eyes in the Glebe in Ottawa, Ontario. Jay Mithani, OD, selected the collection while at SILMO last year and started carrying them in his store in January. “We love Götti’s styling, and the 3D component added an interesting, new edge,” Mithani said, adding that he promoted the line to customers both with front-window displays and on Instagram. The Canadian optometrist counts himself as a fan of 3D-produced frames for some key reasons. “Since they can be printed, 3D eyewear means easily replacing parts in the future,” he said. “Moreover, this 3D collection feels wearable long-term. It’s not a novelty.”
Another OD who carries the collection, Zaf Khalfan, owner of Delta Optical in Mississauga, Ontario, believes the technology aspect is compelling. “It is always fascinating for customers when we introduce unique or exotic materials and especially when we can mention a 3D printer,” Khalfan said. Götti DIMENSION carries a host of other desirable features, such as flexible material that’s light, “easy on the skin” and extremely well-priced, putting it in the sweet sales spot for a wide range of patients, including Millennials.
Moreover, the frame structure adheres to Götti’s high standards. “It’s well-balanced and designed for an ‘unshakeable’ fit,” said owner Sven Götti, who added that eyecare professionals don’t have to use a lot of frame board space, making it ideal in many ways. From powder to powerfully streamlined design, Götti DIMENSION leaps forward using this latest technology to advance its eyewear.