We provide vacuum cast parts also called urethanes casting process. This process is a great way to get a small batch of parts that are indistinguishable from injection molded parts. They can be self coloured and textured in the mold, just like real injection molded parts, but at a fraction of the cost. A range of materials are available, the most popular choice is simulated ABS. These parts can be over-molded with rubber effects. It is possible to mold in thread inserts or other inserts if required. This process is well suited to small batches, in most cases up to and around 100 parts. Accuracy and appearance of parts produced using this process is very good.
Vacuum cast parts are practically indistinguishable from injection molded parts. This process is the best option for batches of complex parts that have not yet been approved for production. Many millions of dollars have gone up in smoke because prototypes were not made first. Vacuum cast parts that are copies of a 3D printed parts which in turn are accurate representations of Carindale 3D CAD data, and are a sure fire way to make sure you have got it right before you sign the big tooling contracts. There are a wide range of materials available with different properties, if you would like to know more, please get in touch with us and see what peace of mind costs.
We offer a wide range of surface treatment services, including: high polishing and painting on 3D printed parts and vacuum cast parts. We can also vacuum cast material with different colours without applying paint with the aid of the pantone colour code.
Carindale is a suburb of the city of Brisbane, which has a population of approximately 35,000 and contains around 10,000 houses. The greater area was formerly known as Belmont.
Notable features of the suburb include a large shopping centre - Westfield Carindale - featuring 319 stores, the Pacific Golf Club, Belmont State School, Belmont Bushland Reserve, Belmont Private Hospital (psychiatric only) and Bulimba Creek. The Gateway Motorway borders the suburb.
Belmont State School began in 1876 with forty-seven children under the tutelage of Mr Jennings. By 1889, the number of children had declined to twenty and the school was in danger of closure, particularly as the regional inspector noted that only 5% of the school (one pupil) attended on most days. By the 1920s it had given way in importance to Carina School, which, when it began had taken the Belmont principal and teacher, Mr Briggs and Mr Douglas King. Enrolment steadily increased after World War II. It remained a one-teacher school for another sixty years and the original building was used until 1962. With the population increase after this time, Belmont State School was extended.
In addition to Indooroopilly in the west; Chermside on the north-side; and Mount Gravatt on the south side, the suburb has been described as a mini-CBD.
Surrounding suburbs include Belmont, Carina, Carina Heights, Mansfield, Cannon Hill, Tingalpa, Mount Gravatt East and Mackenzie. Public transport runs frequently to and from Carindale and the City via Old Cleveland Road and Creek Road, leading to the multi-million dollar busway. There are plans to extend bus routes from Carindale to the University of Queensland, via the Green Bridge, which completed construction in December 2006.
Federally, the people of Carindale are represented by Ross Vasta MP in the seat of Bonner. On a state level, the suburb is divided between the seats of Chatsworth (Chris Bombolas) and Mansfield (Phil Reeves).
The area is of a high socio-economic condition, which is evidenced by the "mini-mansions" that form much of the suburb.
20 to 39 year olds are the most prevalent age group in Carindale, with 30% of residents in this bracket. The next most common are people aged 40 to 59 (27%), then 5 to 19 (21%), 60+ (16%) and 0 to 4 (7%).
Carindale used to be farming land until about 20 years ago houses were first put on it. The suburb used to be called Belmont.