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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.

The Lightbox Extrusion

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.


Extendable PH1005 Extrusion

At Agam, we like to keep an open dialogue with our clients so that we can stay up to date with their needs. After a recent discussion with one of our clients, we found that they were looking for an expandable extrusion that could be used in multiple configurations of a booth.

To address this need we have created a PH1005 that can adapt to 4 different lengths within the meter on center system. The product utilizes two pieces of PH1005, with an In-Line Connector secured with an M4 screw to the shorter 8” piece. The other 29 9/16” piece of PH1005 has four 3/4” holes milled onto the flat face in our Aluminum Machining Center. These holes allow our custom length Push Button In-Line Connector to snap into place in different locations, resulting in an extrusion that move between 1 meter on center, 1 1/4 meter on center, 1 meter diagonal, and 1 1/2 meter on center.

With a CBX42 Connector attached on both ends, this versatile extrusion is ready to be implemented in any structure that utilizes meter on center proportions.

Carla – Industrial Designer

Angle Lightbox

Agam light boxes just got a little less boxy.

At Agam we pride ourselves not only on the versatility of our modular system, but on our eagerness to expand our capabilities based on the unique needs of our clients. This kind of innovation is demonstrated most recently by the incorporation of custom degree angle cuts for our FH2001 light box extrusion.

Though our conventional 45 degree miter was previously unchallenged, we received a request for a light box with a slanted edge. We are always excited to broaden our horizons in order to realize a client’s vision and so, after prototyping a solution for that project, we are happy to announce that we now offer custom angles as an option for FH2001 projects in the future.

Shannon – Industrial Designer

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