Morgenrot, the German manufacturer of 3D frames, launched its latest 3D printed innovations at the recent Silmo fair, including surface textures that are inspired by the shapes and styles of the furniture and automotive industries and by imitations of leather and other materials. The German company won the Silmo d'Or in the frame technology innovation category for its 3D-printed eyewear. Morgenrot's basic collection includes models that feature a temple system that works without glue or screws. Joachim Bischoff, an independent eyewear designer and developer, created the brand in 2014. Hasenauer & Hesser, a company specializing in 3D printing, manufactures the 3D frames for Morgenrot in southern Germany. About 200-300 3D-printed frames are sold per month, with an upward trend. The 3D collection accounts for 40 percent of the company's sales.