Evolution trends of material usage and processing in spectacle frame

Mei Ling Fung, Kai Ming Yu, Man Wah Yuen

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Nowadays' optical frames are the result of a collaboration between designers and engineers; it is a combination of high technology and art. Around 250 technical operations are performed in order to make a high-quality metal frame, and there are 120 to 180 operations to make a plastic frame. Although the Asian manufacturers of optical frames are prevailing in the world market, a relatively rudimentary trial-and-error method is being used. A more systematic and analytic approach is thus needed for them to grasp the evolution trends in the competitive market. This paper discusses how Gabriel Tarde's diffusion S-curve and the TRIZ theory can be employed to analyze the evolution trends in optical frame design and manufacturing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Materials Manufacturing Science and Technology II - Selected Papers from the 12th International Manufacturing Conference in China
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Event12th International Manufacturing Conference in China, IMCC2006 - Xi'an, China
Duration: 21 Sept 200623 Sept 2006

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
ISSN (Print)0255-5476


Conference12th International Manufacturing Conference in China, IMCC2006


  • Evolution trends
  • Material selection and processing
  • Spectacle frame design and manufacturing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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