World Class and Australian Made
The Australian stainless steel industry is committed to providing high quality, durable products for the architecture industry.
Vee-cut technology is an example of precision fabrication catering to the demands of architects and designers.
Following the importation of a Japanese vee-cutting machine, Australian manufacturers now offer extremely accurate sheet metal folding, resulting in excellent optical features.
The Amada machine operated by Vee-Cut Australia in Sydney produces tight radius curves with precision, while hardly altering the surface tension of the stainless sheet. This produces minimal distortion even with the use of mirror finishes. The machine is capable of handling heavy gauge (up to 6mm) material allowing the manufacture of very strong architectural elements with the precision and high polish associated with light-weight constructions.
Vee-cut technology is typically used for architectural features where clean, sharp lines and a high level of finish are desired, such as shop and hotel fittings and joinery items. The machine has been utilised in the manufacture of stainless steel shop fittings for fashion house Gucci, with the Sydney store the latest in a series which includes Saipan in the Pacific, Auckland and the Gold Coast.
Each fit-out includes illuminated stainless steel and glass showcases made to Gucci's worldwide store design (pictured), and miscellaneous stainless fittings such as shelving, belt straps and lettering totalling around $100 000 per store. About a dozen cabinets have been built for each store using grade 304, 2mm gauge material polished to no.8 mirror finish.
This article featured in Australian Stainless magazine - Issue 20, February 2002.