About Providence Texture
Providence Texture is an emerging laser service company with international recognition for our inventive use of 5-axis CNC lasers for ablation and marking on simple and highly complex 3D surfaces. Our services are used for a variety of applications both aesthetic and functional in industries including medical, aerospace, optics, lighting, automotive, packaging, jewelry, watches, home goods and consumer electronics to name a few.
Examples of recent work can be found on automotive lighting, on a variety of operating room instruments, in jewelry showrooms, improving the function of ocular implants, improving the grip and look of bottle caps/closures, and so on.
Whatever your goals are, we are here to listen, learn, discover, and work strategically to solve problems as an extension of your manufacturing efforts.
Matt’s path to founding Providence Texture in February of 2016 was shaped over many years and through varied experiences. He began his career working at his family’s texture business right out of high school as a shop-floor technician in 1991. In the years following he earned his Bachelors of Fine Art from Youngstown State University followed by study at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and several apprenticeships with artists and craftsman in varying disciplines from furniture making to sculpture before returning to the family business in 2004 as graphics manager.
After years spent developing textures, patterns and engraving processes for traditional chemical etching, in 2010 Matt started working with the first GF Machining Solutions (GFMS) 5-axis laser in North America. He spent the next six years working closely with the folks at GFMS to learn about the laser machine tool technology and its many applications.
It was Matt’s immersion and exposure to the variety of laser technologies available that lead to his departure from his family’s business in 2016 (they continue to collaborate) to found Providence Texture and explore new areas of laser services. Matt has applied his lifetime of experience towards shaping Providence Texture into an emerging laser service company with international recognition for its innovative applications and quality.