Manufacturing

Designs & Private Label


We are American Visionaries who design and manufacture eyewear collections servicing the optical industry, through our creative design and extraordinary materials, we produce some of the finest eyewear available.

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Discovering Your Vision

The first phase in new product design & development is a comprehensive orientation session that, together, will allow our design lab to create your Product Specification Document. This document is integral for defining and specifying project goals and objectives, prior to entering the conceptual development phase.

Highlights

  • All collaborations are private with the strictest confidentiality; NDA’s available on demand
  • On site Frame and Decor design reference library of concept drawings, mechanical prints and production glossary dating back to 1938
  • Direct relationship with all major Acetate material houses, with catalogues on site

Conceptual and Mechanical Development

To begin, using your PSD or perhaps existing model if applicable, we create a concept drawing. The concept of your vision comes to life with 2 and 3 dimensional drawings that through visualization provide superior insight for adjustments and critiques. The approved drawing is transformed to a mechanical print to make the once imaginative idea a build-able reality. A prototype is created for approval to confirm design decision.

Highlights

  • Complete in-house design lab using AutoCAD with 3d Modeling
  • Quick turn on production sampling
  • Pre-bent material available
  • 4,6 and 8mm material designs and production
  • We use and endorse PPG and 3M products

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Production

Our cutting edge CAD engineering software, complete with surface and solid-modeling capabilities, enables us to assist you in expediting product delivery to the market, contributing to a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Our design lab staff offers assistance to its clients in the final process of bringing the engineered product to production by serving as a client liaison. This same service continues and is not limited all the way through to the delivery of the product.

Highlights

  • Fully tooled in automation technology for the working of cellulose acetate
  • Acetate lamination experts
  • 5 axes CNC milling
  • Hand mounted decors and settings

Quality and Standards

Each production phase is carried out at Frameworks America in full compliance with international standards required by single markets: EN 1836 for sunglasses (personal protective equipment) in Europe, ANSI Z80.3 in America, AS 1067 in Australia, and ISO 12870 for spectacle frames, medical devices. In addition to these international standards, the entire production chain is subject to strict quality standards that are applied within Frameworks America.

Highlights

  • Up to 12 steps of polishing, including tumbling techniques in stone, wood and plastic materials as well Hand Sanding Wet or Dry
  • Hand Polishing with compounds, polishes and finishing glaze
  • All finish work is done by hand
  • All frames go through a tested fitting inspection and quality control procedure
  • All products guaranteed for 1 year from date of invoice against manufacturer defect.

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Experience Driven Methodology


Feasibility studies, design and industrialization, selection and certification of materials, constant feedback flows, along with the management and distribution of external/internal information, are only some of the key steps of the quality services offered by Frameworks America. We believe that to focus on process control can ensure product quality, but the process needs a solid foundation to truly realize its potential. This philosophy, drawn from years of experience, leads us to focus on constant staff training, department efficiency, morale, care of one’s job, quality of materials and equipment.

The company’s commitment to excellence does not end when the product leaves the factory; rather, it continues with a well-developed after-sales, customer care and reorder service, which thereby satisfies the needs of the market and offers a full comprehensive service.