Gillette today launches Razor Maker, a new concept that leverages 3D printing technology to offer a series of customizable 3D printed handles for consumers who desire to have completely unique and personalized products. Each Razor Maker handle is 3D printed at Gillette’s Boston headquarters using stereolithography (SLA) printing technology from Boston-based Formlabs.
Gillette is in the business of helping men look, feel and be their best, and that means giving them access to grooming options that not only meet their shaving needs but also match their lifestyle, look and budget.”
-Pankaj Bhalla, Director Gillette & Venus in N. America
“Earlier this year we introduced a range of new razor products and declared that ‘one size’ does not fit all men when it comes to razors. The Razor Maker pilot furthers our commitment to place power in the hands of consumers and literally have them custom-make their razors exactly the way they want them – tailored to their grooming preference, budget, look, color and style. This is one of the many ways we are fulfilling our commitment to being The Best A Man Can Get.” Consumers can create their own 3D printed razor handle by visiting Razor Maker website.
- Visitors choose from a range of 48 designs which can only be produced using 3D printing technology.
- After selecting the handle, consumers personalize it further by choosing from seven color options (black, white, red, blue, green, grey and chrome) and by adding text to the design.
- Handles can accommodate either Gillette’s MACH3 or Fusion5 ProGlide razor cartridges.
Mass customization with 3D printing is finally becoming a reality for consumers to experience end-use printed products.”
-Dávid Lakatos, Chief Product Officer of Formlabs
“Historically, 3D printing has been involved in the development or manufacturing processes for most products people interact with every day, but consumers have had little interaction with 3D printing itself… These new custom razor handles are the next step towards changing that dynamic and getting 3D-printed products directly into the hands of consumers.” (Read more about 3D Printing Business)
Consumers can expect to receive their personalized 3D printed razor handle in 2-3 weeks. Handles are priced starting at $19 for a partially 3D-printed handle with a black rubberized grip, and $25 for a fully 3D-printed handle. Chrome handles will be $39 and $45, respectively. Each handle will come with one razor cartridge, and customers can choose to order four additional cartridges for $15.
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Source: Thomas, 3Ders.org Oct17 http://www.3ders.org/articles/20181017-gillette-launches-razor-maker-concept-for-customizable-3d-printed-razor-handles.html, published on 19 Oct, 2018;