Vacuum Casting production runs for niche motorbike accessories provider.

We 3D printed the SLA for this project of a motorbike light mount & vacuum cast a production run of 40. These were finished matt-black & turned around within 3 weeks. 

We were approached by the Managing Director of Moto-Mate, Phil, who shared his designs with our qualified manufacturing team along with his target price and volume of parts. We assessed the project and came back with several options for him. These included direct manufacture options with SLS or MJF, or the more tried and tested vacuum casting process.

Low Volume Vacuum Casting

Phil opted, on this occasion, to go down the vacuum casting route. He wanted to be able to offer his customers a really neat, well-finished, matt black, robust light mount. This is something our 3D manufacturing workforce was more than capable of achieving. 

We generated the SLA from Phil’s CAD model, discussed how we would make the tool with him to ensure the best possible finish and as soon as we had 1st off parts from the tool, we sent them to him to inspect.

Once they were approved, we proceeded with the production run of 40 sets, and they were delivered within 3 weeks of starting the project at the price Phil needed them. This was a direct manufacture, vacuum casting project that was delivered within budget, on time  & exceeded expectations. 


“As a small reseller of motorcycle accessories, Moto-Mate value service and product quality as the two most important criteria in surviving in an extremely competitive market.
We have had more than our fair share of failed delivery and product quality that just doesn’t meet our requirements.
In the quest for yet another supplier, Google returned a result for AME-3D so an enquiry was sent.
Within 24 hours, Rich offered me 3 different solutions with an overview of each, a brief phone conversation followed and a costed proposal was sent over. Due to my previous experience with false promises I asked for a pair of samples before committing to the first production batch. These were turned around really quickly and on receipt, they looked beautifully finished and fitted perfectly.
I am now in possession of the production batch, delivered earlier than advised and the quality is as per the samples.
I am now working on two more products as I have finally found the quality of partner that I have been searching for. Thanks Guys”
- Phil 
  • Vacuum Casted Components
  • Direct Manufacturing
  • Batch Product Manufacturing

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