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Some use metal bars or special screws or rivets to secure their hinges, while some others are mechanically-inserted to ensure they stay fastened. All have different qualities and uses and are wide-ranging across the market. WestGroupe's custom-designed rivet hinge and metal endcap on EVATIK E-9148 gives the temples a luxe, vintage look, while the EVA- TIK E-9155 features a German spring hinge. WestGroupe E-9148 “The flat surface of the spring hinge is seam- less and provides an integrated look,” says Beverly Suliteanu, vice-president of product development for WestGroupe. The custom-made five-barrel hinge of FYSH UK F-3582 is precision-milled, with a dia- mond-shaped case and features a decorative wire core for durability. WestGroupe F-3582 WestGroupe E-9155 Optical Prism | November 2017 31