Since a new partner company of FOC, Freshfiber was launched in the fall of 2009, things have gone very fast. This company was set up to specialize in fashionable 3D printed protection designs for electronics and the first products to be developed were Iphone covers. The first line was initially introduced in Dubai during the Gitex show in November2009 and you could not wish for a better launching customer than Apple. Since for a couple weeks now, one of these designs 'Double Mesh' is part of the Apple product collection and can be purchased directly from their online store.Â Apple has acquired the European exclusivity toÂ sell the Double Mesh in 3 colors. All other colors can be bought in the FOC online store.
Janne Kyttanen, the designer of the products, comments: "This is of course great news for us to get Apple on board. Most of FOC's products are premium priced due to the high costprice of larger volume 3D printed objects. Since we now have a small-sized product in our hands and the network from Apple selling them, the production quantities are expected to become very high. This is also great news for the entire 3D printing industry, because finally there is a product on the market which can really bring the technology to the masses."