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SABOWN

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About SABOWN

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  • Birthday 09/03/1967

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    BIKERBOWN@AOL.COM
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    BURY. NR MANCHESTER. ENGLAND
  • Interests
    CANADA<br />USA, ESPECIALLY NY AND SAN FRANCISCO<br />TATTOOS<br />MOTORCYCLES<br />CARS<br />KOI CARP<br />RIMLESS GLAZING!!!! I KMOW I'M WEIRD
  1. SABOWN

    trivex

    Here in the UK we use a lot of Trivex/PNX and find it to be an excellent material for rimless mounts. The only drawback I've found is the length of time drilling takes on a CNC machine compared to poly or plastic. I use a Berkshire optical Optidrill CNC, (I think it is distributed by Salem optical in the USA).The problem is the drill is set up to take tiny 'pecks' at the lens to stop the material melting onto the drill bit, which causes problems with hole sizes, or collecting at the top of the drill shank forming a type of collar, inturn wrecking the lens by drilling a huge countersink which you didn't want. Yes, I've learnt from experience!!! The overall finish and durability seems just as good as poly but with the benefit of a better ABBE value. Also it doesn't seem to be any great deal thicker than poly even though it is a lower refractive index The price at last is also coming into line with poly as well Cheers Steve
  2. Hi guys, just stumbled across the site whilst on optiboard, saw a forum for labrats and had to day hello. I have my own rimless glazing business in the UK and have been up and running for 2 yrs now an its going great. We are only a small outfit producing approx 25 to 30 rimless a day, plus some other general glazing for opticians. We don't tend to have decent forums in the UK so i have to hijak yours as they are great and informative. Lots of info required as we are hopefully relocating to Canada in 2 yrs either to work in a lab or set up my own again. I'm aglutton for punishment!!! So if anyone has any info it will be gratefully received. thanks Steve
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