TECHNOLOGY Dynamically Digital Frames By Mark Mattison-Shupnick Monday, November 17, 2014 12:02 AM RELATED CONTENT Dynamically Digital Eyewear Dynamically Digital Refraction Dynamically Digital Dispensing Dynamically Digital Lenses Dynamically Digital Finishing Did you know that eyewear frames are one of the best examples of digital technology in a fashion world? The unsurpassed quality of eyewear is digitally designed and manufactured with the personal touch of the artisan and the team from the fashion design house. Prototypes are 3D-printed and refined before the numerically controlled multi-axis mills are programmed to cut sweeping contours to expose the layers of color from a multi-colored sheet of acetate. Today, almost any variety of unique metals is extruded, shaped, precision soldered and color finished. Like the master carpenter, the joinery of metals, acetate and/or injected parts is flawlessly brought together for more style, patterns and textures options than ever before. To put it into perspective, these multi-million dollar investments in technology provide better eyeglass frames, more choices of color and materials with better durability. And, when produced in collaboration with a fashion designer, they often are the most affordable of designer accessories. Digital technology, embedded in eyewear frames, is of great value.