Flexible and on-demand manufacturing of customized spectacles by close-to-optician production clusters - is a 3-years-project co-funded by the European Commission within the Factories of the Future initiative of the 7th Framework Programme. The project addresses the need for new manufacturing technologies for the local production of personalised spectacles.
For a large variety of products, the use of innovative technologies of advanced manufacturing allows the total personalization, which provides end users with real added value. Customization strategies allow manufacturers and marketers to offer products unique to end-user specifications and build them from the ground up to a given person’s needs and desires.
Optician2020 will develop the technologies and processes necessary to demonstrate that the personalised spectacles business can be fashionable and, at the same time, a sustainable and profitable proximity manufacturing industry.
See Optician2020 webpage: optician2020.eu