BAC has been specialising in the design, tooling, and manufacture of composite solutions for a variety of industries for over seventeen years. We have worked on a variety of
projects including the design and manufacture of casings for the Collins Class Submarine, the design and manufacture of the deck and superstructure of the Brisbane “City Cat”,
on-site repairs and modifications of cooling towers for the Mt Isa Power Station, the design of the Mobile Intensive Care Rescue Facility (MIRF), and a composite pressure vessel
(CPV) used by the Australian Navy. We were awarded the 1997 Australian Defence Industry Quality and Achievement Award for the MIRF in recognition of this outstanding
project. We are experienced in the total integration of design, tooling, and R&D to the manufacture of high quality composites.
Our experienced technicians, engineers, and CNC operator have honed their skills to a level that produces results to match our customers exacting standards. With what is now a
firmly established business, we would be delighted to be able to partner with you to produce high quality plugs, moulds, and prototypes using our 3 axis CNC routing facility.
At Creative Advanced Build we pride ourselves in offering professional services for all your CAD Modelling, CNC, Tooling/Mould making, and composite part manufacturing requirements.
We operate Rhino and Solid Works CAD modelling software for more complex forms and shapes. Moreover our engineering and design team can work with you to optimise all aspects of shape and performance to meet your specifications. In addition we can produce virtual prototypes (3D Images) to see what the finished product will look like. This means that the visual appearance/aesthetic and some functional aspects can be appraised before any outlay towards tooling and parts are made.
CNCWhile traditional method of mould making has been slow and labour intensive. CNC machining means that the process of mould/ creation is now faster and more accurate. (ie 0.5mm). In addition our CNC facility is capable of machining all types foam such as PU, EPS, PE, PVC & EVA, as well as tooling board, and MDF.
Virtual Engineering The integration of 3D computer design, finite element analysis, rapid scale prototyping, with the production of plugs and moulds is termed ‘Virtual Engineering’. The advantages of this approach are :
- Rapid Communication between design, tooling, manufacture & customer.
- “Virtual” Product Tours. On-line configuration of options, quotes and ordering.
- “Remote Station” and Collaborative Development. Dramatically improved speed of changes. Electronic “matching” of components.
- Automatic development of surface profiles and drawings.
- Ergonomic studies.
- Assembly studies.
- Concurrent development of matching components.
- FEA (Finite Element Analysis)
- Draft angle analysis to determinate whether the finished part can be removed cleanly from the mould.
|Examples of Plug/Pattern & Moulds