Category: Japanese Eyeglass Frames

Japanese Eyeglasses, Making the Mold

After the frame is designed, a mold most be made of each part. It is important that the mold be of high quality and able to keep its shape over multiple uses so frame pieces will fit together seamlessly.

We’re in another Japanese Eyeglasses frame factory today.  Today they’re showing us how they make the molds for the metal parts of the frames.  One of the reasons metal frames (especially Titanium) often cost more than acetate (a cotton cellulose

Japanese Eyeglasses, Shaping of the Frame Front

Factory owner explaining frame front shaping process

Today we’re at another Japanese eyeglass frame factory.  The owner is explaining to us what can be done by machine and what must be done by hand when they are shaping the frame front to create the design we’re looking

Hand Welding of Japanese Glasses

Hand welding of Titanium Japanese Eyeglasses thumbnail

This week we’re in Japan visiting eyeglass frame factories and designers.  In this video they’re welding together pieces of a titanium frame by hand.  You can see the hoses that suck the air away so a strong weld can be