Originally Posted by Bowser
I think its more likley that they make the tanks themselves and dont want to farm it out, the rest of their stuff is all made in the same way, however you can roto mold polyimide in the same way as polythene.
In the uk about, £2-3000 for the tooling, x2 for both sides plus the cost of the design process, unless you can laser scan a set of safari ones (forgetting of course the copyright issues), so in the region of £6-10000 even before you get to actual manufacture.
I am tempted to get a set made in Ali even as a one off it should come out to close to the same cost of the safari tanks.
I wonder if Safari would have a go at doing the out of polymide. Are the moulds the same?