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Raising The Bar

 

We recently received a game changing piece of machinery which takes our already industry-leading custom capabilities to another level. With 4 controlled axes, our new Aluminum Machining Center becomes a versatile tool in manufacturing custom displays that make the ultimate statement.

The Aluminum Machining Center allows Agam’s extensive line of profiles to be customized with extreme precision and efficiency. What makes the machine unique from others that we own is the continuous rotating work table that allows machining from -90° to +90° on extrusions up to 120” in length!

The Aluminum Machining Center makes quick work of custom slots:

 

Precision milling long lengths of aluminum is no problem:

 

 

In addition to milling custom slots and holes in our profiles; this machine allows us to think outside the box and discover solutions to problems once thought to be impossible. We are able to program the Aluminum Machining Center to do complex operations such as grudging our 108mm (4 ¼”) round VR108 profile and the results are top-notch!

The following is the video of the Aluminum Machining Center machining the VR108 profile, demonstrating its precision and efficiency. *Please note that the machining portion of the video has been increased by 4x to keep the video short.

 

 

 

 

To learn more about this exciting new machine and what it can do for you, please contact your Agam representative today!

 

Agam Sliding Door

Agam has five designers on staff, each of them with a strong background in various fields of design. They support the project management teams, providing fully engineered solutions to customers and support for the fabrication specialists in the plant. So, it is only natural that they create new products based on the recommendations and requests they receive from our clients.

Creating the Sliding Door at Agam

The contemporary sliding door was designed as a stylish alternative to the regular swinging door. Every aspect has been designed with our client’s needs in mind. From form to function, Agam designed this product to work as great as it looks. Here are five benefits to using the Agam Sliding Door:

1. The Agam Sliding Door Maximizes Space

Whether it’s a conference room or a storage closet, every inch counts in the exhibit design industry. The sliding door allows designers to maximize space and create privacy at the same time.

2. The Agam Sliding Door is Completely Customizable

The track is made of extrusion MR1200 and the door is made of extrusion PH1070 or PH1003. Agam can cut these extrusions to any length, so the sliding door can fit any doorway. You could even replace your current swinging door. Or, if your doorway is large enough, Agam can make a double sliding door.

3. The Agam Sliding Door is Easy to Assemble

It has an upper track that attaches to the partition after the fact. Simply build the wall using only a hex key or use an existing wall, and then simply add the upper track with a clever specially designed part. The door can then be hung in place and slides using two roller brackets, which hook onto the track.

4. The Agam Sliding Door Can Give You Peace of Mind

The sliding door can be locked with a key for security. The spring-loaded lock is attached to the door and bolts into the track.

5. The Agam Sliding Door Has A Comfortable Grip

The newly designed ergonomic handle gives more space for the user’s fingers and allows the door to close tightly.

 

Agam Can Build You A Door Solution

As innovative designers at Agam, we are constantly creating new extrusions and accessories to benefit our customers. The Agam Aluminum Modular Display System’s components interlock to build attractive exhibits, displays, store fixtures, office environments or anything you imagination and creativity will allow! Email us at contact@agam.com or give us a call, toll-free, for more information at 1-800-645-0854.

Combination Door Lock

 

Agam’s new Combination Door Lock is a substantial upgrade for customers who demand the highest quality, security and flexibility. Unlike other offerings, this new unit consists of an integrated lock and handle rather than separate components.

 

 

Keeping up with keys on the show floor can be challenging to say the least.  No longer will you need to decipher which key goes with which lock and receive multiple requests for replacement keys from clients/customers.

 

 

With 8,000 possible pass code combinations, the new Combination Door Lock can be tailored to each customer.  Combinations can be changed on show site giving you ultimate control.  And since it offers a matte chrome finish and cast alloy construction, it is built to last.

 

 

The Combination Door Lock is available for purchase now and can be purchased as part of a Combination Door Frame Kit (Reference: 818 01).  Please send an email to contact@agam.com or contact your sales representative today to receive more information and pricing.

Inside look at Agam Curves

Display designs over the last 20+ years have incorporated more and more curved elements. Though curving is both an art and science, it is one of Agam’s fortes. Agam provides unparalleled service by consistently giving our clients custom curves that meet their exact specifications in a timely manner.

 

Lead Curve Specialist: Robert Watkins

Nickname: ROCK
Position: Curve Specialist
Years at Agam: 11
Skills: Roller Bender, C.N.C. Laser

Robert (photographed to the right) is our Lead Curve Specialist. He is responsible for overseeing three CNC roller benders; two saw stations and up to three employees that work in his department.

Bending curves is an art and science because aluminum extrusions change properties based on age and temperature. So, even if Robert writes programs for the different extrusions and radius’s, they cannot be 100% perfect the first time and “tweaking” always needs to be done.

To ensure curves come out correctly, Robert uses a unique radii-measuring device and also checks the curve with a 1:1 scale print out of the curve

 

8-Step Processes to Creating a Curve

1. Curves are drawn by designers in AutoCAD and printed for production 2. Get orders from the production board

 

3. Material is cut to the required length 4. A master curve is rolled and will be used to check the remaining curves

 

5. The master curve is checked for accuracy 6. After all curves are rolled, 1:1 cut sheets are used to achieve their proper angles

 

7. If required, holes are punched for CBX Connectors 8. Then, the curves are wrapped and ready to be packaged

For your next project, explore how the use of curves can enhance and help distinguish your display. Our sales team, designers, and production staff are ready to assist you with your next project.

FH2001 | The Lightbox Extrusion

Agam has created a team infrastructure that we believe best serves the needs of our customers: providing superior client service as well as design in the aluminum modular system industry. Moreover, with many of our product lines, Agam continues to develop and refine our system to better suit customers’ wants and needs. The most recent being an addition to the Fabric Holding series: the FH2001. Below is the FH2001 Extrusion. The rendering to the right is just one of the ways you can use the FH2001 to enhance your displays. Continue reading to find out how Agam has used the FH2001 Extrusion.

Concept Development of FH2001 Extrusion

The FH2001 is an eight-inch (200mm) deep extrusion that can be engineered to construct custom-sized lightboxes. Here are the most important design objectives Agam followed when creating the FH2001:

  • A slim, sturdy 200mm profile
  • Double-sided Silicone Edge Graphic (SEG) frame
  • Option between hard panel and fabric diffusers
  • Multiple light configuration possibilities

Agam manufactured a small sample using existing extrusions. There are two different sized miter and inline connectors for the FH2001: small and large. The smaller version is intended for frames of 6’x6’ or less, and the larger versions are for frames of 6’x6’ or more.

Development of Agam’s Lightbox Extrusion FH2001

Because of the slim profile of FH2001, the lights can be mounted very close to the edge of the frame, creating large, fully backlit displays without dark edges. The internal channels are spaced so that the number of LED strips can be easily doubled for an extra bright display.

Testing Lightbox Extrusion FH2001 at Agam

After the drawing was officially approved, and sample lengths of the FH2001 were received, our engineers built a full sized frame to test the strength, ease of assembly, and lighting effects. They also began determining the best way to incorporate different accessory pieces, such as base plates, side legs, and corner braces. All of these would be used to provide additional strength and stability, which is necessary for large-scale frames.

The best way to attach the base plate was to manufacture a custom plate with two holes. By lining up the two outer channels on the FH2001, this would secure the base plate to the rest of the light box.

Connections are made with carriage bolts, washers, and nuts, just like any other FH frame. By adding the second hole in the base, the bolts do not interfere with the LED strips in the center channel.

Successful Creation of Agam’s Lightbox Extrusion FH2001

The extra depth of the FH2001 frame creates space between the graphic and LEDs, so the light is appropriately diffused and evenly spaced.

Both design above demonstrate various applications of the FH2001.


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