LAS VEGAS – ClearVision Optical hosted a panel discussion on the potential of 3D printing in the optical industry here at Vision Expo West.

According to panel member Bruce Bradshaw, director of marketing for Stratasys, a 3D printing company, the technology has existed since 1988.

“The heritage of 3D printing is in product development,” he said.

Panel member and ClearVision Optical President David Friedfeld said, “We’re looking at this to reduce the design phase that normally takes weeks or months.