William Wright has a highly skilled workforce with generations of experience in producing restaurant & hotel cutlery
As well as manufacturing on-site, William Wright has developed partnerships with factories globally to allow us to create new designs to meet all budgets and service levels within the hospitality industry.
William Wright can supply dozens of designs with anything from 12 to 45 individual items available in each design. A variety of materials are also available. Because of this we always recommend an initial consultation to discuss your needs and potential options.
Cutlery manufacture is a labour intensive and highly skilled process and quality control is essential at each stage of production. Below are some of the many processes and skills that help create our high-quality products and you can also meet some of our clients as well.
Item blanks are stamped from sheet material.
All spoons need to be crossrolled to thin down the sheet material at the end where the spoon bowl will go. Each spoon is individually broken down using heavy rollers to spread the material.
Once the excess material on the spoon bowl has been removed on another press, the item is ready to be stamped. Firstly the handle area is stamped using a pair of dies. The dies will form the shape of the item and also embellish any pattern into the piece.
Once the handles are formed the dies are changed and the actual spoon bowl or fork end shape is pressed into the piece.
Knife Handle Forming
Knives are highly labour intensive and require many processes to manufacture. Firstly flat material is prepared and then the basic handle is formed. This is done twice to form two halves.
Once the handle is pressed, excess material is removed. The two halves are then sent away to a furnace where they will be soldered together.
All items need to be filed once they have been stamped. This removes all excess material from the item and ensures a smooth, even finish is produced for the polishers to work with.
Every single item needs hand preparing and polishing. Pressure is applied by the operator to the high speed spindle using special mops and polishing compounds. Polishing is extremely labour intensive and there are no shortcuts to a high quality finish.
Once items have been polished and thoroughly inspected, they will be silver plated. Items are then hand finished using the high speed spindles before being packed and dispatched.
A shear is added to a blanking tool using a flatbed grinder. The shear is an angle that is created on the tool to help it stamp through the metal sheets easier.
Just one of many dies that are in use throughout the factory.
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