Answers to you Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do you sell Minlab metal detectors?
A: No, but you can buy one through many of our dealer stores. Our passion lies in developing upgrades and accessories for Minelab’s top machines including but not limited to the SDC2300, and the GPX#### range of machines.
Q: How can I sell your products in my shop?
A: If you have a prospecting store and feel our products would be a great fit for your kind of customers, please reach out and get in touch via our contact page and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
Q: Why do many of the products have lines on the surface finish?
A: Our production method makes use of additive manufacturing (3D Printing), which uses a layer-on-layer build technique to form our products. Slightly thicker layers are visible, but this means the products are stronger than when made with thin layers that give a smoother surface appearance.
Q: I’ve heard that 3D printed objects are weak. Is this true?
A: It depends on the materials used in the product and the 3D printing method being used (there are 8 different ways to 3D print!). Home-based hobby printing with PLA plastic is often quite brittle. Our nylon products are designed to be tough, durable and worry-free.
Q: What makes a 3D printed product better than traditional plastic products?
A: This depends on which ‘other versions’ you might be referring to, but you can generally consider the following features to make deliver the benefits:
1. A flexible material gives better wear and breakage immunity Vs hard rigid plastic of any kind.
2. Design allows greater customisation within the product Vs CNC or injection molding.
Q: Is it dangerous to use lithium batteries in the heat of the outback?
A: Heat is a very important factor that must be considered when handling Lithium batteries. However, like learning about living with electricity, with appropriate knowledge of the kinds or lithium cells you are using, and adherence to safety boundaries, lithium power can be handled effectively to provide the benefits of this technology. You can not treat lithium batteries like the old NiCds and NiMh cells. Please see our knowledge base page for more details.
Q: What is the safest lithium battery to use in hot environments?
A: Lithium Iron Phosphate cells (LiFePo4) are the best at handling high temperatures with a much bigger safety margin, however in their current form they are somewhat limited in capacity for our prospecting purposes. But stay tuned – if a suitable option becomes available it will be offered to our customers in our products. Please see our knowledge base page for more details.