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The Australian Synchrotron Project

Precision Laser Cutting's investment in a Bystronic laser cutting machine was a key component in landing a contract to supply over 100,000 laminations that when glued, pressed together and machined, created a series of powerful magnets destined for the Australian Synchrotron Project.

Over 300 tons of special lamination steel was used and the laser was run on 24-hour shifts to keep within tight deadlines. The Bystronic laser's shuttle table allowed cut laminations to be removed and a fresh sheet of steel to be loaded while the laser was cutting. Powerful servo drive motors combined with a powerful laser meant a fast cutting speed, superb accuracy and minimal time between cuts.

The project proved that Precision Laser Cutting is internationally competitive for quality, price and service. By investing in the best laser cutting technology and CAD/CAM software, one off projects to production runs can be quickly delivered. Economical use of material is ensured with the latest in part nesting programmes giving the customer best value for money.

A synchrotron is a large machine (about the size of a football field) that accelerates electrons to almost the speed of light. As the electrons are deflected through magnetic fields they create extremely bright light.

The light is channelled to experimental workstations where it is used for research purposes. Applications for the synchrotron include medical research, cell biology, atmospheric research, mineral analysis, advanced materials testing and forensics.

Based in the state of Victoria the approximately 200 million dollar project was announced in 2001 and opened in July 2007. Government and partnerships with universities and research institutes from around Australia and New Zealand funded the synchrotron.

Buckley Systems and CMS Alphatech won the 6 million dollar contract to supply the magnets, which make up the heart of the machine. Precision Laser Cutting was sub contracted to cut the magnet laminations.

2005 Music Awards

Working with event manager, Domain Productions we translated their artist's drawing into our cutting software to create this striking backdrop for the New Zealand Music Awards.

Laser cut from 1.2 mm thick aluminium, we delivered the cut sheets to the set designers who installed them on site.

Westfield Shopping Centre

Working to a tight time schedule we took an architect’s basic concept and working with the project engineers and design team to finalise the construction methods, we cut fabricated and installed five of these panels in five weeks.

The background is made from 3 mm 316 grade stainless steel laser cut with a repeating leaf motif. The larger leaves were cut from special electro-coloured stainless steel.

James Cook High School

James Cook High School approached us with a concept sketch for a sculpture for their school grounds. We developed the design on our drawing software and specified the materials and construction methods to ensure the structure would withstand everyday use.

We cut the 5mm stainless steel plates on our Bystronic laser cutter before assembling and welding it in our workshop. This three dimensional sculpture stands 2.4 metres high and is mounted on a concrete plinth.

Motorbike Display Stand - Big Boys Toys

We laser cut and folded this display stand for a client to exhibit their motorbike on at the Big Boys Toys show at the ASB Showgrounds.

Made from 2 mm mirror finished aluminium chequer plate we took extra care to avoid scratching the surface.

ACI World Pacific Conference

This intricate design was laser cut from 1.2 mm aluminium and hung against a deep red fabric to create a unique backdrop for an international conference.
We have done similar work with many different themes for events, product launches and parties. The aluminium sheet is robust enough to withstand shipping with care and several of our backdrops have been transported to series of events nation wide.

La Premier Lounge - Hoyts Sylvia Park

Domain Productions reproduced this attractive stylised floral theme for the La Premier lounge at Hoyts luxury cinema in Sylvia Park. Made from laser cut stainless steel, mounted away from the wall and lit from below the background panels really do stand out in this first class facility.

Precision Laser Cutting cut the panels, designed the hidden mounting and joining systems and helped install the finished product. We also designed and fabricated four 800 mm long by 80 mm diameter lamp surrounds for this project. The surrounds had intricate motifs laser cut into them to create light patterns and reflect the theme of the wall panels.


Using our design software we laser cut the flat panels and etched the fold lines onto the sheet. With our CNC pressbrake we folded the flat panels into shape and welded them up. This process would have taken the traditional tradesman many hours of measurement and calculation before hand cutting and hand folding. The time and cost savings in creating complex developments using our services can be considerable. Contact us today to discuss your ducting requirements.


We have made over 50 Starbucks signs for cafe's around New Zealand. The neon front lit letters are fabricated by us out of stainless steel and the fascias are laser cut from coloured acrylic.

If you are a signwriter or are looking for any durable lettering or design for your business, call us for a no obligation consultation.