Prototype Design, Manufacture and Testing

Investment Casting / SLA models / 3D Printing


LC Engineering has developed many new innovative products for various clients. Part of our product development experience has been in the production of rapid prototypes for field testing.

By working closely with machine shops and investment casting facilities we have developed and tested prototype designs with the forethought of mass produced items. Also addressed in the process is the quality control and dimensional accuracy required of the product. Fitting instructions, field rep demonstrations, site installations and monitoring all form a part of this holistic approach to rapid product development.

LC Engineering has also facilitated prototype manufacture by way of Stereolithography (SLA) and 3D printing of components and products for presentation and prototype purposes.


QLD Engineering Excellence Awards:
Hurricane™ Bucket - High Commendation


The revolutionary, LC designed, CQMS Hurricane™ dragline bucket was awarded a High Commendation at the 2009 QLD Engineering Excellence Awards. The design enables an increased payload and decreased energy use. [More]

NASA - Mining the Moon:
Remote Automation of Scale Rig


NASA researcher remotely controls Go 4 Mining scale test dragline machine from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston utilising research and technology developed by CSIRO. [More] [QLD Times Article]

Kador Mine Water Tanker Features in Mining Chronicle

Kador 150kL Mine Tanker

The Mining Chronicle magazine featured an article in the November 2012 edition on the newly designed 150kL Water Tanks. [Read More] [Read Article]

Taking the last ride in luxury:
2009 Australian International Design Awards Finalist


Co-designed by LC and Sydney-based Transport Design International, the ALLONGE GSB developed by John Allison/Monkhouse funeral directors is a current finalist in the Australian International Design Awards. [More]

Gemco E-Clip Tool Head Redesign


LC Engineering provided a redesign for the clipping head mechanism on Gemco's E-Clip machine, successfully developing an clever solution resulting in a high degree of performance and repeatability. [More]