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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.


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