Watch Us in Action Repairing Glasses in the Lab
Rivets and Rivet Hinges
Rivets were a common practice on plastic frames as a means to fasten hinges to the frame and temples. This practice usually requires aStaking Press (also known as a Rivet Punch) to rivet hinges and excess pieces to eyeglass and sunglass frames. When riveting a plastic frame, a hinge usually with multiple holes and metal pins or a multi-pin pieces are used. The pin(s) pierce the set holes on the plastic frame and continue through the set holes on the metal hinge. The pins are then punched on the other side of the metal hinge creating a mushroom effect on the end, preventing the pins from backing out.
Staking Press/Rivet Punch
This system consists of a base that emphasizes leverage to produce a stable downward force creating the ability to produce an array of pressure based repairs.
This precise downward centripetal force serves the purpose of punching out screws and rivets etc. It also is used to seal rivets and mark frames and lenses with custom punches.
Some of the first repairs served a functional purpose and were very noticeable. Through the years technology has developed many methods and techniques of soldering and welding to repair eyeglasses and sunglasses. Below are other methods and technology available that offer everything from functional solders on basic metal frames to virtually unnoticeable meticulous welds on practically any metal frame including titanium.