We were contacted by G.L Watson yacht designers to assist in producing a bronze engraved plaque as they were having difficulties in getting the deep engravings produced to a good standard.
We were then commissioned to machine and engrave a name plate in bronze for a newly design tender for the Malahne super yacht that was being rebuilt at Pendennis ship yard.
The client was really happy with the results and we were then commissioned by Pendennis shipyard to machine engrave the top step plates for the Bridge Ladders.
The Bronze engraved plaque was a tread step for boarding the classic motor launch built for the Malahne classic Super yacht.
With the brief we were given the basic cad file and we then edited and modified it to suit the job and design, then we programmed our cnc milling machine to machine the deep engraving and finished with vapor blasting.
The engraved plaque measured 432mm x 109mm
Bronze plate can be difficult to machine nicely as it can be quite soft in plate form making the swarf stringy and creating lots of burrs on the cut edges but we were able to use our skills to over come this.
A close up is shown here with a penny on top for a sense of scale you can see the deep engraving and the quality of the finished part, this is after it had been cleaned and vapor blasted.
With the quality of the first bronze engraved plate for the motor launch pleasing the client. They then commissioned Safire to produce two machine engraved brass stair treads for the main stairs leading to the bridge on the MALAHNE, these were inset into the top steps on the stairs.
The brass stair tread measured 764mm x 107mm x 6mm thick and had a similar design deeply engraved into it.
You can see the quality and detail in this close up of one of the brass stair treads.
Originally designed and built by Camper & Nicholson in 1937 the Malahne a 165ft classic motor yacht was completely Restored to exacting standards over a 30 month period.
Here is a picture of the Malahne after the full restoration refit done by Pendennis shipyard