NEWS FROM THE POND

NEWS FROM THE POND

ARTICLES

Feb.
22

TAKING SIGNAGE TO THE NEXT DIMENSION

THE POWER OF POSSIBILITY

Being able to identify and act on key signage market trends is of...

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Jul.
02

Additive versus Subtractive Manufacturing

Part Three: Feasibility

Project size is another deciding factor when comparing additive and subtractive manufacturing methods....

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Jun.
11

Additive versus Subtractive Manufacturing

Part Two: Versatility

Subtractive technologies win big at fabrication versatility when compared to additive methods. While...

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May.
28

Additive versus Subtractive Manufacturing

Part One: Comparing Costs

When it comes to the fabrication of 3D objects, 3D printing and 3D...

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May.
07

The Lost Foam Technique and Fiberglass Casting

Part Two: Why Use It?

The benefits to using the lost foam technique are particularly prevalent when doing...

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Apr.
30

The Lost Foam Technique and Fiberglass Casting

Part One: What is it?

One of the advantages to having 3D CNC mold making technology is the...

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Apr.
27

Realism and Scenic Design

Creating realistic 3D objects is a common challenge for scenic designers. Luckily, 3D...

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Apr.
13

3D Technology for Art Restoration

3D Technology for Art Restoration Museums, galleries and even private collectors are turning more...

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Apr.
06

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? Intelligent Shop Planning and Business Growth

Part Three: Planning for Success

Planning for Success As outlined in parts one and two, there are many factors...

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Mar.
23

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? Intelligent Shop Planning and Business Growth

Part Two: Reconceptualising the 'Shop' As a Physical Space

Build Outsourcing Support: For businesses that already have an established market and can...

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Mar.
09

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? Intelligent Shop Planning and Business Growth

Part One: Managing Shop Space the Smart Way

Determining optimal shop size for CNC fabrication equipment is a complicated issue that...

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Feb.
23

Design Considerations for Concrete Barriers

Look around and you will see a wide variety of cast concrete barriers...

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Feb.
16

Concrete Barriers as Functional Art

Increasingly, 3D cast concrete barriers situated in public spaces are transitioning from being...

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Feb.
09

Installation Considerations for 3D Commercial Signage

When planning for the installation of a 3D sign within a commercial space...

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Feb.
02

3D Foam Carving and Commercial Signage

Fabrication Options

When it comes to 3D signage it is important to note the difference...

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Jan.
26

Why Chose 3D for Commercial Signage?

Going 3D with commercial signage is a simple and effective means of substantially...

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Jan.
19

Custom Packaging Using 3D CNC Foam Carving Technology

While it is often overlooked, one of the many advantages that comes from...

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Jan.
12

3D Technology for Art Restoration

Museums, galleries and even private collectors are turning more and more to the...

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Jan.
05

Using Large-Scale Art in Commercial Spaces

Incorporating a piece or a grouping of large-scale art into a commercial space...

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Dec.
17

Feasibility

3D Signage for Special Events

Not only do 3D signs boost the excitement and tone of an event,...

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Dec.
10

3D Signage for Special Events

Thanks to 3D CNC foam carving technology 3D signs are increasingly being used...

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Dec.
03

Font Choices and Visibility

3D Lettering for Large Signage

When selecting a front for 3D lettering it is important to pick a...

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Nov.
25

Textured Coatings

Creating Texture with 3D Foam Carving

Textured coatings are yet another means of adding texture to a project. Designed...

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Nov.
20

Textured Molds

Creating Texture with 3D Foam Carving

In addition to carving surface texture on a project, 3D CNC foam carving...

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Nov.
12

3D Texture Scanning

Creating Texture with 3D Foam Carving

Texture is a critical aspect to the final look of many 3D theming...

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Oct.
30

Art Preservation

and 3D Technology

Building a collection of digital 3D scans of a sculptural collection is a...

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Oct.
23

Art Restoration

and 3D Technology

Museums, galleries and even private collectors are turning more and more to the...

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Sep.
30

Budget-Friendly Art

Using Large-Scale Art in Commercial Spaces

For many commercial spaces, large-scale 3D CNC foam carvings provide the perfect blend...

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Sep.
25

Product Placement

Using Large-Scale Art in Commercial Spaces

Large-scale art also takes product placement to a whole other level. 3D scanning...

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Sep.
10

3D Lettering for Large Signage

Font Choices and Visibility

When selecting a front for 3D lettering it is important to pick a...

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Aug.
13

Budget

Concrete Release Agents

Budget is another factor to consider when selecting a release agent. While coverage...

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Aug.
07

Application

Concrete Release Agents

When it comes to the actual application of a release agent there are...

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Jul.
24

Types of Release Agents

Concrete Release Agents

When it comes to concrete casting, release agents often fail to get the...

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Jul.
03

Installation

Museum Exhibits

The installation of a museum exhibit is a major undertaking. Planning for installation...

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Jun.
26

Creating the Environment

Museum Exhibits

If you have assembled the right team and put the necessary effort into...

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Jun.
19

Designing a Vision

Museum Exhibits

Depending on the complexity of the intended exhibit the concept stage for the...

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Jun.
12

Building a Team

Making Museum Exhibits

Taking on the challenge of creating a museum exhibit requires the assembly of...

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Jun.
05

Conclusions

Matching 3D Signage to Traffic Speed

Therefore, traffic speed can have a direct impact on the design and fabrication...

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May.
29

Driver Distraction

Matching 3D Signage to Traffic Speed

The safety of the sign in terms of driver distraction should also be...

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May.
21

Impact

Matching 3D Signage to Traffic Speed

A common rule of thumb in billboard design is that it is easier...

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May.
15

Visibility

Matching 3D Signage to Traffic Speed

Taking into account the average traffic speed at the intended placement site of...

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May.
01

Using 3D Scanners for Set Design

The Top Five Benefits

When it comes to set design, 3D scanners are increasingly being seen as...

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Apr.
24

Set Design

3D Foam Carving

When it comes to set design, a 3D CNC foam carving system can...

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Apr.
17

Making Large Scale Props...

Some Practicalities

When it comes to the production of large-scale props using 3D CNC foam...

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Apr.
10

Temporary Event Signage

3D Signage Beyond the Billboard

A final possibility for 3D signage beyond billboard applications lies in temporary event...

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Apr.
03

Indoor Advertising Opportunities

3D Signage Beyond the Billboard

There are a number of interesting 3D advertising possibilities for indoor spaces that...

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Mar.
27

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

3D Signage Beyond the Billboard

Ok- planes might be a stretch, but dimensional signage is appearing more and...

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Mar.
20

Using Urban Topography

3D Signage Beyond the Billboard

One of the more interesting trends appearing in large-scale signage is creative and...

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Mar.
13

Planning Ahead

Concrete Mold Making

It may seem self-evident, but planning ahead is one of the biggest ways...

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Mar.
06

Contracting Out

Concrete Mold Making

A final means of helping to keep mold making costs low is to...

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Feb.
27

Reducing Labor

Concrete Mold Making

Another area where you can cut costs during the mold making process is...

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Feb.
20

Choosing the Material

Concrete Mold Making

There are many situations in which you need to make a concrete mold...

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Feb.
13

Installation

How to Avoid Common Mistakes

A fourth common error with sculptural enlargements comes with installation. Because of their...

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Feb.
06

Viewing Angle

How to Avoid Common Mistakes

Sculptural enlargements can run into problems when viewing angle is not taken into...

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Feb.
04

How to Avoid Common Mistakes

Sculptural Enlargements and Proportion

Somewhat related to scale, proportion is another area that can be problematic when...

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Jan.
30

How to Avoid Common Mistakes

Sculptural Enlargements and Scale

By and far one of the most common errors that occurs with sculptural...

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Jan.
28

Possibilities for Finishing Materials

Technology Behind Sculptural Enlargements

Another benefit of using 3D CNC foam carving technology is the wider range...

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Jan.
23

Automation and Time Management

Technology Behind Sculptural Enlargements

3D scanning is central to using CNC technology for sculptural enlargement. There are...

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Jan.
16

Structural Supports

Making a Large Foam Sculpture

A final aspect to consider when preparing for a large-scale sculptural project is...

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Jan.
16

3D Scanning for Enlargement

Technology Behind Sculptural Enlargements

When dealing with sculptural enlargements finding the right team of collaborators is key...

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Jan.
09

Enlargement and Scale

Making a Large Foam Sculpture

One of the major challenges of large sculptural works has always been to...

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Jan.
02

Models and Maquettes

Making a Large Foam Sculpture

CNC foam carving technology is the powerhouse behind large foam sculpture. Part of...

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Dec.
19

Choosing the Right Foam

Making a Large Foam Sculpture

One of the first decisions to make when planning a large foam sculpture...

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Dec.
12

Finishing Techniques

Making 3D Signs With Foam

After you have carved out the 3D elements of your sign you will...

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Dec.
05

Placement and Line of Sight

Making 3D Signs With Foam

Something that needs to be considered in the planning process before production even...

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Nov.
28

The Right Foam

Making 3D Signs With Foam

There are several different categories of foam that you might be using for...

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Nov.
21

Choosing the Right Equipment

Making 3D Signs with Foam

When it comes to making a 3D sign choosing the right equipment will...

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Nov.
14

Creating a Mold

Concrete Relief Work

The actual mold making process is probably the easiest part of creating 3D...

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Nov.
07

Digital Planning

Concrete Relief Work

Digital planning is a power tool that comes out of using 3D CNC...

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Oct.
31

Models and Maquettes

Concrete Relief Work

With the rise of 3D CNC technologies maquettes and models have become an...

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Oct.
17

Installation and Context

The Making of a 3D Billboard

If appropriate planning has been done throughout the concept and production stages, installation...

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Oct.
11

Structural Supports

The Making of a 3D Billboard

Did you know that when planning began for building the Statue of Liberty...

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Oct.
08

FROG3D in Brazil

Welcome Display Systems - Brazil to the Streamline Automation Family

  Our FROG3D® systems are traveling all over the world and we are going...

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Oct.
03

Choosing Materials

The Making of a 3D Billboard

A key consideration at the concept stage, choosing the right materials for producing...

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Sep.
26

Why Bring 3D Technology into Your Company

These days it is no exaggeration to describe the 2D digital printing market...

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Sep.
19

Choosing the Right Protective Coating

There are so many protective coatings available for 3D foam carving and cutting...

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Sep.
12

Building Concrete Molds Using Foam: Part Three

3D Scanners

A final piece of technology that is making a serious impact in the...

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Sep.
10

Building Concrete Molds Using Foam: Part Two

3D CNC Foam Routers

The automated solution for these mold making processes comes with 3D CNC foam...

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Sep.
05

Building Concrete Molds Using Foam: Part One

Hotwire Foam Cutters

It seems that coated foam is increasingly forming the basis for precast concrete...

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Aug.
29

Lost Foam

The Technique of Bronze Casting

Similar to the lost wax technique, the lost foam technique is a casting...

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Aug.
22

Creative Marketing on a Budget

Hire a Concept artist

Marketing can be one of the most challenging aspects of running a successful...

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Aug.
15

Choosing the Right Foam for Your Project (Part Four)

Click here to read the 4th and final installment on choosing the right...

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Aug.
08

Choosing the Right Foam for Your Project (Part Three)

Click here to read the 3rd installment on choosing the right foam for...

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Aug.
01

Choosing the Right Foam for Your Project (Part Two)

Click here to read the 2nd installment on choosing the right foam for...

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Jul.
25

Choosing the Right Foam for Your Project (Part One)

When it comes to selecting the right foam for you project it should...

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Jul.
18

Staffing Needs For 3D Signage Production

If you are an existing signage company planning on making the transition to...

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Jul.
11

Coatings for 3D Large Signage

In the production of large 3D signage the coating process is of paramount importance to the finished product.

Coating the foam significantly improves its strength and durability as well as provides...

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Jul.
04

Foam Carving Systems and Theming: What to do before the Machinery Arrives (Part Three)

Click here to read the full article explaining what needs to happen once...

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Jun.
27

Foam Carving Systems and Theming: What to do before the Machinery Arrives (Part Two)

This articles touches on two very important things to consider when waiting on...

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Jun.
20

Foam Carving Systems and Theming: What to do before the Machinery Arrives (Part One)

Picking out the right kind of CNC foam cutting equipment is only the...

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Jun.
13

Changing The Margins

Capturing The Signage Market With 3D

As any signage company knows, the 2D or flat signage market is largely...

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