At CATRA, our metallurgists and system engineers provide an end to end service for our clients. At the product development stage we provide consultancy on the design and manufacture of cutlery, kitchenware and food processing blades used in the food industry. This includes materials selection & processing techniques to be compliant with standards and ultimately produce a quality item of cutlery.
During manufacture we are also able to qualify products through environmental testing, such as corrosion resistance and blade sharpness and durability.
We are on hand for retail organisations to ensure quality standards in manufacturing are being achieved and also undertake failure and root cause analysis of those products that have been returned by the customer.
Our consultancy services also extend to surgical instruments, razor blades and specialist applications such as stab vest assessment standards. For specific client applications, we have also developed specialist test equipment such as the durability of scissors and folding knife mechanisms (pictured).
Testing and Consultancy Services
CATRA has a vast experience of manufacturing and production engineering in the fields of knives, tools and utensils. This enables us to undertake projects offering advice from the simplest tooling and fixturing all the way through to complete factory layouts.