Special Effects rigging equipment for the entertainment industry. At Matt Sweeney SPFX Inc., we manufacture, sell, and rent equipment of the finest quality. Our sheave blocks, snatch blocks, pulleys, quick releases (trips or quick release hooks) are widely used by motion picture and television special effects people, stunt performers, theatrical riggers and circus riggers, theme parks, amusement parks, and magicians worldwide. Corporate and Government testing facilities use our quick release latches, quick release hooks, and other equipment for drop and impact tests. We also make glass breakers, trunnion guns, trunnion gun molds, blood capsule guns and select fire bullet effect capsule guns (also known as the Sweeney Gun). In addition, we sell reusable cable cutters (by Movieworks), black stainless steel shackles, Sorbothane, black ball bearings, ground glass balls and many other items of usefulness. We have a large selection of rental equipment, specializing in flying and unusual effects. We have parallelogram flying rigs with a comprehensive assortment of attachments, flying suits, and flying track setups. We have earthquake shakers, pneumatic car launchers, air bearings, small wave makers, low pressure ratchets and lots more stuff too numerous to list. We are also happy to sell that rental stuff, given the right offer.
We (Matt Sweeney and Lucinda Strub) started Matt Sweeney SPFX Inc. in 1984 to build bullet hit effect capsule guns and received an Academy Technical Achievement Award for the capsule guns in 1987. Since then, we have expanded our product line and are always striving for excellence. Our equipment is of the highest quality; it is user friendly, lightweight, durable and attractive. We fabricate our equipment on CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machinery to assure accuracy, strength and consistency. Knowledge gained by 78 years combined experience in the entertainment industry drives the design of these products. Equipment design input not only comes from our own extensive use, it also comes from a wide range of special effects, stunt, theatrical and other entertainment professionals. Instead of boring you with a giant list of shows, people and giant corporations that use our equipment, we invite entertainment industry professionals to ask their associates about our products, since happily they are in use in most major motion pictures, television and theatrical events worldwide. Industrial users find us on the web, and from colleagues. They are happy to find us and they are happy with our products. We have the user-friendly stuff that you want.
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