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Production Process

Bespoke Cufflink Production Process

At Icarus Originals, our aim is to provide our customers with truly unique products that are beautifully crafted, superbly packaged and represent a small piece of history. Whether it be items cast from the fastest ever Concorde airliner, the last ever Vulcan bomber to fly, or the iconic Intercity 125 locomotive, all our pieces blend high tech design and the best of traditional British craftsmanship to create a truly iconic, sentimental product. 

Step 1 – Material 

We work closely with official government agencies, private companies and preservation groups to secure access to suitable materials that can be authenticated with a clear audit trail to the original subject being commemorate. In this way, we can ensure the integrity of what we do and so you can be assured that your product was once a small part of a very iconic example of engineering. 

Step 2 – Design

Utilising a combination of advanced 3D scanning and the expertise of accomplished CAD design staff, we produce highly detailed and correctly proportioned renderings.  Once ready, these are 3D printed in high resolution to create an initial ‘wax’ which can be cast as the master design. This stage can typically prove extremely challenging, and often it takes many attempts to get a working example that balances form and function.  Once a design is signed off, it can be passed to our jewellery makers for casting.

Step 3 - Casting

We work with some of the finest craftsmen in the British jewellery industry, who are experts in the use of reclaimed material with provenance, and have rigours processes in place to ensure our material from, for example, a Tornado F3 jet is isolated all the way through production.  This ensures the provenance and integrity of the metal is maintained throughout the casting process.


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