Playing a Small Part in this Historical Initiative

April 29th, 2015

We have been pleased to play a small role in the unveiling of a $100 million educational centre to be built on the site of the Australian Memorial in Villers-Bretonneux in northern France.

We recently had the pleasure of designing and building the case for the model that Tony Abbot used to unveil the plans to build this interactive and information memorial museum, the Sir John Monash Centre. The model was designed here in Australia and flown to Paris, France recently, where Mr Abbot presented it. He said the centre would increase understanding of the Australian effort on the Western Front during World War I.

This year marks the 97th anniversary of the Australian victory at the battle of Villers-Bretonneux in France. An important and victorious date and place in history for Australia, which stopped the German offensive and helped change the course of the war. Some 46,000 Australians lost their lives on the Western Front. You can find out more about this the amazing up and coming Sir John Monash Centre here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWcQ6X9f3Zo

A Weighty Issue for Big Instruments

January 20th, 2015

Tubas are one of the biggest musical instruments, and certainly one of the heaviest. And when it comes to shipping one overseas, you don’t want a heavy case to carrying it or your shipping costs will go through the roof. One of our customers needed a protective case for their tuba which was headed to the USA. They needed the entire package to weigh in at under 32kg to avoid the hefty excess baggage charges, not an easy ask. With a skillful production process and weighing in at each step of the way, we managed to make a super light weight black corex case with superior foam lining that came in under 32kg, fully loaded. Quite a few high fives amongst the team at the final weigh in. We love seeing our clients happy and were delighted to present our client with the highest quality protective case for this gorgeous instrument, and to meet their tight weight requirements. The picture below is from baggage loading at O’hare Airport in Chicago.

 

We can now make cases of ANY shape or size

January 13th, 2015

Its the new year and our case production capabilities just got even bigger and better! We already have state of the art CNC foam cutting machinery but now it is even more advanced, with the introduction of an oscillating knife. What does that translate to? Well its awesome news for us as we can now custom cut foam inserts into ANY shape or size, keeping us a step ahead in the world of case making. We look forward to our new capabilities bringing in some ever interesting case requests!

 

 

 

Bargain ready made cases

June 9th, 2014

Now is the time to grab a bargain here at Samuelson Cases. We have a range of off the shelf road cases and extra clock that we need to clear. We are selling them at massive discounts and will have them here online for you to see very soon!

Cases for music makers

May 17th, 2014

Increasingly, we have been receiving orders for custom built cases for valuable musical instruments. Clients, such as the Australian Chamber Orchestra, come to us as they find the case their instrument came in simply is not adequate to protect it from the bumps and falls it will experience from frequent travel. Our cases, built with  superior shock resistance make them ideal for professional musicians who travel a lot. Plus we make them ultra lightweight so they are easy to carry.

Closed Cell Foam Qualities

May 7th, 2014

When it comes to the quality of foam inserts within a case, there can be no compromise. Here at Samuelson Cases, we used the highest quality closed cell foam for our case interiors. It is formulated to provide simply the best shock resistance. Closed cell foam also has the unique advantage of not being able to absorb moisture as well as being resistant to most chemicals. In fact, it is used on the outside of space shuttle fuel tanks, which proves just how hardy it actually is! We often have customers come in to upgrade their more inferior case interiors with our custom cut foam interiors.

Choosing the right Foam for your Case

April 11th, 2014

We custom cut the foam interiors of our cases using a combination of hand cutting and CNC technology. Choosing the right type of foam depends on a variety of factors ranging from the level of protection needed, transport environment, item size and weight.

There are basically two types of high density foam that we work with, closed cell foam and open cell foam. Closed cell foam is our premium solution and an excellent choice to protect items being shipped or in transit many times. It provides the best shock resistance and protection. It is non-absorbent so will not absorb water and moisture. It is also the best looking foam resulting in a smooth finish.

Open cell foam is not as premium and most frequently used in combination with the closed cell foam or simply in the case lining.

We can provide a full custom built case solution but keep in mind we also have a state of the art foam fabrication facilities so can easily make a new foam interior to fit inside an existing case.

Smells Like Team Spirit

August 16th, 2013

We’ve been busy lately. A good kind of busy. We are really lucky to have such a great team in our workshop. All of our team take such pride in the work they do, and it all counts in making sure we are producing the very best quality custom built cases in the country. Thanks to each and every one of you at Samuelson Cases for making us the best case makers in Australia. That’s the spirit!

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The Case of the Rare Double Bass

July 24th, 2013

It has been quite a privilege making the custom built case for one of the most historically significant instruments in the Australian Chamber Orchestra. We have just finishing making a protective case for a very rare and valuable Italian double bass, which is more than 400 years old. Made from spruce and pear wood and being bigger than a modern double bass, it apparently creates a very deep sound not dissimilar to that of a sub-woofer. It will feature in the Barefoot Fiddler concerts from July 20 to August 3. Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/16th-century-double-bass-comes-with-subwoofer-vibes-20130708-2pm6c.html#ixzz2Zy2yt9Iy

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Simulation Dummies in for internal fit-outs

July 16th, 2013

Even simulation dummies need protective casing it seems. Here are our latest happy customers, in the warehouse for a brief time while we prepare suitable protective casing for them. It has been most insightful for all of us to see first hand how medical technology has progressed. It seems medical and birthing students these days can practice on these life-like dummies. They are nothing like the passive torsos you may have seen in CPR demonstrations, these ones are highly functioning, they have heartbeats, they have veins, they bleed, some can even talk! And the female dummy we had in can even give birth. What an amazing tool for medical students to practice on.

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