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We are able to design and produce a wide range of Hardened Steel Tooling, from Multi Part Complex Moulds for Zinc alloy casting to the simpler etched block used for Stamping.
Every set of Tooling is designed to meet the specific requirements that different manufacturing processes may require.
The detail and feel achieved from metal stamping is hard to beat. Soft curves and angular lines make the Metal Plaques really stand out and unmatched when light plays across their surface.
We work mainly with Brass and Aluminium depending on the final required result. Aluminium is good for capturing very fine detail, but is limited in the final colour pallet and matching other metal parts. Brass is more expensive and has a slightly softer detail but is able to be plated in almost any colour.
Zinc (Zamak) casting really lends itself to consistent or large volume production. The basic casting has very good dimensional tolerances, is easy to Electroplate, has good strength, holds detail well and is economical for smaller parts.
A very Traditional and Specialist Process mainly used by artisan jewellers to create small runs of their work. One particular project required this old fashioned means of casting, to really capture the feel of a historical handmade item.
A Wax duplicate cast from an original Master is covered with a special plaster and heated in an oven. As the plaster bakes the wax inside melts away giving the process its name. Brass or other molten metal is poured into the empty mould and once cooled the plaster is cracked open to reveal the final metal casting.
The clarity and final cut of our Glass Gems is all important. Rather than the dull rounded edges created from moulding, all of the facets on our Gems are sharp and angular.
We have worked for many years with a small team of artisan technicians who still practice the very skilled art of hand cutting every piece of glass they produce.