Our international sales team that speaks English, German and Dutch, is committed to delivering great customer service. Having an in-house production facility brings several advantages to our clients. The team can provide more in-depth information about our products, and it ensures short communication lines between sales and production, allowing for quick action on client deadlines.
IN-HOUSE DESIGN DEPARTMENT
Having an in-house design department brings several advantages to you, as a client. Our design team can communicate directly with other departments as production, packaging, and account management, ensuring a clear understanding of production and client requirements. It allows for more flexibility in timelines, and quick processing of client comments. An in-house team can work more efficiently, reducing the time required to create designs and get them approved for production. Our team is keen to turn your concept into a 3d rendered visual.
IN-HOUSE 3D MODELLING STUDIO
This department specializes in creating digital 3D models of objects, characters, and other elements using various computer software programs. These models can be 3D printed and incorporated in our products, like financial tombstones, customized awards or branding products. Combining a 3D modelling studio with a 3D printer provides the capability to produce high-quality prototypes quickly and efficiently.
For over 30 years, SAU is specialized in crafting creative and high-quality cast acrylic products. We are proud to be an expert in this unique production technique, as it allows us to create durable and high-quality design products with exceptional clarity and transparency. Clear cast acrylic is not only a versatile material that can be easily shaped, molded, and machined into various forms and shapes, it is also a circular material. It can be reused or recycled at the end of its useful life, reducing waste, and minimizing the need for new materials. Moreover, clear cast acrylic is a highly durable material that can withstand wear and tear over time, making it a long-lasting sustainable option.
3D printing technology has revolutionized the world of award and financial tombstone design. By incorporating this technique into a customized tombstone or award design, we can create memorable deal toys that stand out from the crowd. 3D printing allows for highly customizable designs with finer detail in 3 dimensions. The technique uses fewer resources than traditional 3d manufacturing techniques, like pewter models, making it a more sustainable option for award and tombstone design. By incorporating a 3D print made of biodegradable filament we can offer a creative green deal toy that stands out from the crowd and fits your sustainable procurement requirements.
Laser cutting is a versatile technology that uses a high-powered laser beam to cut materials, including recyclable acrylic, aluminium and wood. Laser cutting machines can cut intricate shapes and designs with extreme precision, accuracy, and a consistent result. The laser beam cuts the material in the same way every time, ensuring that the final product is consistent in quality and appearance. Compared to traditional cutting methods, laser cutting produces less waste, as the laser beam is very precise, and it does not require any additional cutting tools. There is minimal material wastage, and the leftover scraps can be recycled or repurposed.
The big advantage of laser engraving is its ability to mark and decorate our favorite materials: recyclable acrylic, wood, bamboo and aluminium with detailed designs. Laser engraving is a non-contact process that uses a high-powered laser beam to remove the surface layer of a material, leaving behind a permanent engraved design. It is non-toxic and environmentally friendly process. Unlike traditional engraving methods that may involve the use of chemicals, laser engraving does not produce any harmful fumes or waste materials. This makes it a safer and more sustainable method of engraving for the environment.
One of the advantages of a traditional sawing machine over modern laser cutting is its ability to cut through thicker materials. Another advantage of a traditional sawing machine is the lower setup cost compared to laser cutters. While a laser cutter can offer precision and speed, it creates a higher setup cost. Rectangle shapes are still traditionally sawed to offer our clients a more competitive offer.
UV printing is a method of printing that uses ultraviolet light to cure (harden) ink onto the surface of a material, such as acrylic or wood. With the ability to print on surfaces up to 150mm high, we can handle a wide range of materials and applications, including printing on thicker objects such as acrylic blocks, wood panels, and bamboo blocks and metal plates. The ability to print on thicker objects allows for greater creativity and customization in design, as well as to create awards & recognitions, corporate gifts and branding products, personalized gifts, and custom prototypes.
ACRYLIC HEAT BENDING
Acrylic heat bending is a process that involves heating an acrylic sheet to a create simple curves, angles, custom shapes, and forms. We incorporate this technique in customized designs for financial tombstones, or green deal toys, but it also gives us the ability to create customized displays, acrylic protection covers, stands or product design.
Unfinished cast acrylic has a rough surface that requires milling. The machine removes excess material by rotating the mill to create a more uniform surface. To achieve the unique clarity and smoothness of clear acrylic, the material must undergo additional steps after milling, such as sanding, diamond polishing, and hand polishing.
CNC machining allows for high-precision cutting and shaping of acrylic, wood, and aluminum materials, resulting in detailed designs suitable for financial tombstones, trophies and creative acrylic castings. The computer-controlled process enables repeatability and accuracy of design, making it ideal for producing multiple identical parts with tight tolerances. CNC machining can accommodate a wide range of shapes and sizes, including complex curves, recesses, angles, and geometric patterns.
Lathe turning enables precise and controlled shaping of acrylic, wood, and aluminum materials to create a variety of shapes and designs. The process allows for creating cylinder based designs with fine details, using a range of cutting tools. Lathe turning can achieve both rough and finished surfaces, depending on the desired effect and material properties. The process offers high efficiency, allowing for the production of a large number of identical parts in a short period of time.
Hand polishing is often preferred for achieving scratch-free acrylic surfaces because it allows for precise control and adjustment of the pressure, speed, and polishing material used. This level of control is especially important for clear cast acrylic, which is susceptible to heat buildup and distortion if polished with a machine. Hand polishing also enables the removal of the finest surface imperfections and scratches, resulting in a highly polished and clear finish.
Spray painting with an airbrush machine offers supreme quality finish. Its precise strokes result in a fine and shining look, making it a great choice for achieving a high-quality finish on 3d printed objects. An airbrush machine enables precise spraying of paint onto specifically chosen surfaces, including those on customized awards crafted from recyclabe acrylic or certified wood.
UV glueing can be used to bond acrylic to a wide range of other materials, including wood, metal and tinted acrylic. It offers several advantages over other adhesive methods. First, UV glueing produces a strong and durable bond that is highly resistant to water, heat, and chemicals. Second, the glue is transparent and does not leave residue or marks, preserving the aesthetic appearance of the acrylic. Third, UV glueing is a fast and efficient process that does not require any clamping or curing time, making it ideal for high-volume production runs.
Our trained packaging and quality control department is essential to us, as we ship products worldwide every day. By ensuring that products are properly packaged and securely protected, the chance of damage or breakage during shipping is greatly reduced. This not only saves time and money on returns and replacements but also ensures that customers receive their products in good condition. A dedicated quality control team can also catch any defects or issues before products are shipped out, improving overall product quality and customer satisfaction.