We just wanted to let everyone know that we are proud to be based out of Yuma, Arizona. Here is our story.
Fast Metal was started in a garage making premium aluminum sunglass frames machined from the highest and strongest grade alloys known to man. The founder, Ken Wilson is the pioneer of the aluminum eyewear industry and was the first to ever patent a 27 step procedure making high-quality aluminum frames in 1994.
Ken Wilson is the founder of Gatorz and Liquid Eyewear with beginnings all the way back to 1987. Ken moved to San Diego to race motocross and worked at a clothing company in Chula Vista, California. Ken was later released from the company which enticed him to start his own company called Gatorz in 1987. In 2001 he developed another company called Liquid Eyewear.
Ken has since moved on and established Fast Metal LLC from his garage in Yuma, Arizona. Ken was originally asked to develop a product that could be used by military forces and to withstand high impact such as a 15 Caliber pellet fired at the lens at speeds of 725 feet per second to meet Mil-Spec standards. Another request was to develop the first-ever aluminum sunglass and eye protection system that would offer interchangeable lenses. He has accomplished both of these requests through his latest company, Fast Metal.
Fast Metal introduced the Speed Demon in 2018 to military customers around the world. The product demonstrates versatile interchangeable lenses that can be replaced within seconds. It also comes with a variety of options such as clear, high intensity yellow and orange for range shooting.
The Speed Demon features a unique 7 barrel hinge using two teflon coated screws top and bottom, securing the hinge against failure. Each hinge is attached to a stainless steel hollow tube rivet that is black oxide in color and deters against corrosion. The 7075 alloy frame is designed using a patent-pending lens holder that is cast from nylon using its unique flange and protrusions to withstand high impact. The nylon insert can be equipped with closed cell foam for dust and debris protection. No other product made from aluminum can compete on style, performance, or fit. The Fast Metal Speed Demon was built for protection, comfort, and fit.
We are taking aluminum to the highest level of development and making it here in the USA. We are providing jobs and creating higher standards for eye wear. We take customer service and quality very seriously and respect your opinion. If you ever have a quality issue or concern, please feel free to speak with our customer service reps. Our goal is to please the customer and give you the best eye protection on earth.