Selcraft manufacture unique and bespoke items for our clients. We can manufacture to client specification, propose ourselves or a combination of the two
Each product is made to order for the client, from a one-off to many 1,000s
Generally the quantity determines the most suitable manufacturing process to be used but other facts must be considered such as purpose and use
We can manufacture in the following metals; mild steel, stainless steel, aluminium, copper alloys, 925/958/999 silver and 9ct/18ct/22ct Gold.
The manufacturing processes for various metals range from hand made to die-struck cold stamped or lost wax castings, some items contain all three, and others just one method
We can affix a wide range of fittings and fixings onto our products for practical use by fusion welding, brazing or silver and gold soldering at high temperature for permanence
We can impart various metal effects into our products such as frosting, matting, etching, hatching, bead-blasting, machine polishing, hand burnishing and diamond milling
We can electroplate finish our products with antiquing, nickel plating, chrome plating, silver plating, gilding and gold plating (gold plating can be deposited up to 10 microns thickness)
We can cut all the dies and moulds required to reproduce any designs along with specific tooling to cut the item to shape, void inner areas or form in to a shape. Products can be made as one item or several mounted parts to create one piece
We can vitreous (real glass) or synthetic enamel our products and the design of the product needs to allow for this process
We can stone-set our products when designed appropriately by various methods such as grain, claw or rubover styles.
We can set our products with real diamonds and other precious gems or alternatively use imitation stones such as cz’s , rubies, sapphires and emeralds or other coloured stones.
For further personalisation we can engrave by hand or machine in various styles and typefaces unique dedications or details directly onto our products, create monograms, or supply plaques to be applied to the presentation case.
We can specify our products technically and support this with independent testing to verify metal type and composition, electroplated deposit depth, vulnerability to oxidisation, resistance to humidity, durability at climatic extremes and suitability of purpose.