Design & Manufacturing
Lowe Hardware products are proudly designed, manufactured, and hand-finished at our
state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Rockland, Maine.
Through the years Lowe Hardware has moved from drafting using pencil and paper to complete computer aided design capabilities. The initial thoughts still start on paper, but ideas are quickly transferred to the computer where they are turned into 3D solid models. These models are then sent to clients for approval and input. We believe in collaborative design sharing and prototyping capabilities with designers, architects, and customers to ensure the end products meet the aesthetic and functional goals of the project.
Our principle CAD drafting program is Solidworks, which allows us to quickly check design functionality and also produce shop drawings. Additionally, we use Rhino 5; a program that more easily handles the modeling of organic shapes. Once complete, the drawings are imported to our various CAM (computer aided manufacturing) programs that run our machines on the shop floor. These computer programs are just a few tools in our integrated design and manufacturing process.
Using integrated CAD and CNC capabilities, as well as time-tested traditions, we can provide custom hardware to meet any specification. The majority of our products are made from solid brass and bronze, and we employ a team of highly skilled craftsmen, CNC and traditional machinists, engineers and designers who are committed to producing products that surpass the highest standards for design, function, and durability.