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 West End 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.
West End is an inner-city suburb of southern Brisbane. Geographically, West End is bound by the Brisbane River to the west and the south. It was named so by early English settlers who found the area a fond reminder of the West End of London.
According to 2001 census, over 43% of the households in West End are couples without children, while 31% are couples with children. Just over 50% of the dwellings are stand alone houses and 37% are higher density residential properties, including multi-storey blocks of apartments and units.
The area's major attraction is the popular café and restaurant scene, as well as its quaint and quirky shopping centered along Boundary Street. It is also renowned for its high concentration of ethnic and organic grocery stores, which is reflective of the progressive lifestyle pursued by West End residents. The Davies Park on the riverside hosts one of the largest Farmer's markets in Greater Brisbane every Saturday.
Some houses are covered by historic preservation laws seeking to preserve the historical character e.g. tin roofing. Contrasting sharply with the historic homes are new buildings of contemporary designs. Prices for all types of properties have been increasing dramatically in recent decades. According to REIQ, the median unit/townhouse price in West End for 2005 is $310,000, and the median house price is $490,500.
West End is adjacent to the suburbs of South Brisbane and Highgate Hill. These three suburbs make up a peninsula of the Brisbane River, which helps maintain a close geographical community.
The Aboriginal name for the area is Kurilpa, which means place of the water rat. An area of significant importance to the Aboriginals of West End is Musgrave Park.
West End is home to a large percentage of the Brisbane Greek community. Among local residents are also immigrants of Italian, Lebanese and Asian descent. About one quarter of residents speak a language other than English at home.
West End was one of the first suburbs of Brisbane to be serviced by a tram line, being opened in 1885. Initially the tram was horse drawn, and terminated in Boundary Street but in 1897 the line was electrified and extended to the southern end of Hardgrave Road, via Vulture Street. It was subsequently extended down Hoogley street to the ferry terminus at the end of Hoogley street. The tram line closed on 13 April 1969.