Star delivers a close shave for unisex travel razor
04 January 2013
Star Prototype has helped turn an innovative idea for a unisex travel razor into a commercial product for the discerning traveller by delivering the key elements of Cormia Design’s new Pocket Razor.
Designed by Mario Cormier, the owner of Canada-based Cormia Design, the Pocket Razor is TSA approved meaning it is ideal for men and women on the go, and can also be used on an everyday basis. It is manufactured in high quality aluminium, comes with a cover and keychain and accepts all popular twin blade cartridges.
Cormier said: “Since I started shaving back in 1980 I’ve experimented with virtually every kind of razor imaginable, but never found the perfect travel one. So with the intention of developing a solution that ticked the boxes the others failed to satisfy I set about creating the Pocket Razor.”
“Of course the job of taking these designs and developing a working product out of them is a huge challenge, and I couldn’t have picked a better partner than Star Prototype.
“They were a great company to do business with. Their service was always fast and efficient and the quality of both their work and communication was excellent. I’m certainly looking forward to working with them again.”
Star’s brief was to develop the tooling and parts for the Pocket Razor. A job that included producing a cover made of Aluminium 6063, which was created using extrusion processing. The team also developed 15 samples of the different cover finishes available so that Cormia was able to select the right option for them. The chosen satin finish was then cleaned and coated in order to protect its surface and prevent oxidisation. Star also made the razor by die casting with ADC12.
Prior to delivery, all 500 parts developed by Star were put through a rigorous inspection process to ensure everything was the correct shape, the right material and that it passed the Faro test.
Gordon Styles, managing director of Star Prototype, said: “While we pride ourselves on the speed of our service, we will never allow the quality of our work to suffer as a result of trying to complete a project in the quickest possible time.
“Everything we do undergoes a full inspection prior to delivery. We check everything from size, shape and finish to the exact content of the metallic material used and only when everything has passed every test do we allow the product to leave our factory.”
To find out more about Cormia Design and the Pocket Razor click here.