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A Stellar Kind of Sign
We were asked to make an illuminated blade sign for a local airport by one of our parnters. This sign was to have push thru copy with colored faces and white outlines and be illuminated using LEDs. We took a look at the print provided and went to town...
We fabricated the frame using aluminum tubing and plate and welded all the components together.
The welded aluminum structure is very rigid and provides a frame for the 2 removable faces and the led lighting.
We used a maple laminate to match the design. The faces were constructed using PVC with a translucent white acrylic inlay. After laser cutting the openings for the letters into the laminate, we masked the areas where the letters would be and sprayed contact cement to both surfaces. (Can you tell our glue wall gets lots of use?)
We laminated the edges of the PVC with the maple laminate. Once the glue was ready, we removed the mask and applied the face laminate, being careful to line up the letter cut-outs.
The laminate was rolled for adhesion and then the edges were trim routed and filed.
We stuffed the frame with very bright LEDs and laid one face on to check the lighting effect.
Translucent colored vinyl was applied to the face of translucent white acrylic. We laser cut the letters and adhered them to the cut out areas of the face.
Completed faces ready to attach to the aluminum frame.
Since the aluminum frame was slightly recessed from the faces, we painted the backs to match the maple color. We added aluminum strips to the faces to mount to the frame. The faces needed to be removable for servicing.
The faces were assembled to the frame. We powered the unit up with a 12v power supply and the unit lit up nicely. Please don't look at the guy welding in the background too long, unless you're wearing your welding helmet while reading this...
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