Manufacturing Process

We are proud to be one of the few eyeglass companies that are manufactured in America.  The entire process is done in our facility in Yuma Arizona.

liquid eyewear manufacturing

Our frames are cut from sheets of 6061 aircraft aluminum and then go through the following process

  • Grinding - Removes all sharpness from temples
  • Sanding - Smooths the inside of the frame and removes lines
  • Tumbler - Removes the sharpness from the frames.
  • Curvature - The frames are curved to either a 6 or 8 base curve
  • Aluminum Oxide - Used for surface preparation and pretreatment prior to anodizing.  This process gives an anchor effect to the surface. Using this preparation step we promote an excellent adhesion of the coating.
  • Bead Blast - Is the process of removing surface deposits by applying fine glass beads at a high pressure without damaging the surface.  Finish looks smoother than sandblast.

 Inspection

  • After tumbler inspection - Frame is inspected for softness.  Frame must feel smooth all around.  If frame has bumps or gaps that can be felt with a fingernail, it gets rejected.
  • After aluminum oxide inspection - Frame is inspected for uniformity.  Aluminum Oxide (sandblast) must be even and cover the entire frame.  If frame has metal portions exposed, visible dents, punctures or extrusion lines then it gets rejected.
  • After aluminum oxide & bead blast inspection - Frame is inspected for uniformity.  Finish must be even and cover the entire frame.  If frame has metal portions exposed, visible dents, punctures or extrusion lines then it gets rejected.

Our lenses are precision cut and fit into our frames by hand.  Once the glasses are complete each one is inspected for quality and safety standards before being sold to our customers.

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