24 Broadcommon Road Bristol 401.954.5556
About Us

Our Story

In 2008 PhotonFabrications was founded (then PhotonGraphic) to create unique awards for a local science fair. Since then its expanded to several other markets with equally unique products. All items are designed and manufactured in-house with state of the art software and machines. They are used to combine art, engineering, and modern technology with a laser cutting machine. A piece usually begins life as a model in Solid Works, a 3D engineering program, where the basic form is created. The model is then translated into a 2D art program, Corel Draw, Adobe Illistrator, or both where I add all of the detail that the laser will engrave. This software allows for a huge range of detail to be added and manipulated. Finally to take the art from a digital image to a physical object a Versa Laser CNC machine, which cuts out the components to make the final pieces, which are then assembled into the finished product.

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Basement Industry
In the early 18th century British farmers looking for something to do in the long winter months began a phenomenon that would transform average every day people into a world renowned industrial powerhouse even before the industrial revolution began. It was called Cottage Industry, thousands of families across Britain worked to create textiles and other good with their own tools in their own homes which were sold all over the world.

Today around the world Laser Cutters, CNC Machines, and 3D printers are creating another phenomenon, Basement Manufacturing. Average people are now able to create items in their basements that would have previously required hundreds of thousands of dollars of machinery and R&D. But more importantly this new generation of cottage industry is not only bringing jobs back to the United States, but back into communities.

 

In 2015 we moved out of our basement and into a larger dedicated space, but we are still committed to manufacturing in America and are proud to be a part of the basement manufacturing movement.