We use skills developed from working for over 40 years in the motor racing industry. This knowledge enables us to manufacture high quality pieces with a clear clarity of form and design.
Based in England we have for over 40 years produced components for some of the fastest racing cars in the world which have won many world championships and trophies.
Due to our experience in one of the worlds most demanding industries in the world; we are able to produce writing pen collections which combine elegant designs with high levels of manufacturing knowledge and techniques.
Highly skilled machining operations are at the very heart of our pen collections. Each item from start to finish goes though a multitude of operations; machining, hand finishing as well as assembly. Each item is then meticulously inspected and tested to perfection. Each item takes 8 weeks to produce.
Research and Development
Research & Development of the pen collections has ranged from 2 - 4 years. Many Factors are taken into consideration; sustainability and "eco-friendly" materials and processes, aesthetic design, ergonomic fit, cutting edge manufacturing techniques, finishing techniques and coatings.
Like many manufacturing companies the materials we use leaves a carbon footprint. To offset this footprint our products are made with recylable materials such as high grade aluminium and stainless steel.
From start to finish going though a multitude of machining operations, then hand finishing operations as well as assembly, inspection and testing each pen requires 8 weeks to produce.
Carbon Fibre – are fibres about 5 to 10 microns in diameter and composed mostly of carbon atoms weaved together. It has a particularly high strength to weight ration and is used for motor racing car monocoques.
Aluminium Manganese alloy – is an alloy used in motor racing cars particularly for components that require a high strength to weight ratio enabling the cars to travel over 320 km/h (200mph) and exert g-forces of upto 6g. It has excellent corrosion resistance and the addition of manganese to the aluminium alters the grain structure to give added strength.
Stainless steel Molybdenum alloy (with a small percentage of Titanium) – is a grade of stainless steel that has excellent resistance to corrosion and excellent strength to weight properties. The grain structure also gives excellent toughness, even down to cryogenic temperatures.
Amorphic carbon coating of the pens require the components to be heated in a multi million pound machine that heats the component to 900°C (1650°F) and deposits a titanium carbon coating. The same coating is used in racing car components to increase wear resistance.
Handfinishing of the ceramic lacquer requires a large amount of skill perfected over many years. Ceramic lacquer is also used to coat motor racing monocoques.