The creation of a new cutlery ferrule
Sometimes it is interesting to see how a new cutlery model takes it’s first steps to becoming a reality, from a simply hand drawing, to the final production model.
Below you can see the original hand drawing of the ferrule used on our model “Georgian”, the ferrule was created and the design registered by John L Aldridge. John L Aldridge has also created Eme models Aria, Iso, and Lace.
From this drawing we obtain the first 3D design using an Auto-Cad type computer program.
From the Auto-Cad drawing we obtain the “coordinates” required to create the tooling.
Checks are made so that we are quite sure that no errors have been made in the 3D coordinates. This is very import, as once the tooling is made, very few modifications can be made afterwards.
The tooling is made by using electrolysis, and becomes a reverse image of the finished product, similar to an engraving.
Once the tooling has been completed, we can begin production of the new ferrule.