Saturday, April 23, 2016

quick visit to lee allen eyewear

I received an email from a friend at ASU about an eyewear company near providence that was interested in a collaboration/buying equipment/renting space. When I arrived I was thrilled to see a mini manufacturing plant in an old mill building. It had everything all in the space of a few studio spaces.They are designing, prototyping and manufacturing limited runs. I was thrilled to see a ton of CNC machines, pneumatic punches, ultrasonic welders, mass tumblers. It turns out that one of them graduated from the Appstate metals program! Go Neers! 

Decland and Lee were kind enough to give us a tour.  We basically just went around to each machine making a pair of glasses. Machine by machine we cut, milled, routed, CNC'd, welded, injected and branded a complete pair of glasses. It was a great experience and I hope we can figure out something to do with them in the future.

I was sooooo excited I forgot to take more photos!  

Thanks for the tour.