How to Make the Popular AGAM Palm Tree

The AGAM Aluminum Modular Display System is engineered around an extensive variety of extrusions and accessories. These components interlock to build attractive exhibits, displays, store fixtures, office environments or anything else you can imagine and creativity will allow. Essentially, design possibilities are infinite and boundless!

One of our most popular and interesting designs is the AGAM palm tree made out of common components found in our aluminum modular system. Find out how to create the AGAM palm tree for a fun addition to your exhibit!

The Popular AGAM Palm Tree

Making a Palm Tree with the AGAM System

Making a Palm Tree with the AGAM System

The Process of Creating a Palm Tree Using the AGAM System

AGAM appreciates how clients challenge and inspire us to create fun and creative designs. AGAM had a customer that wanted palm trees for their exhibit. The materials and techniques AGAM used in the design of this unconventional display resulted in a satisfied client and a lovely exhibit.

Step 1 in Creating a Palm Tree Using the AGAM Aluminum Modular System: Create the Base of the Palm Tree

First, AGAM industrial designers created the trunk and base of the palm tree. For the trunk, they used a 3-cord truss because it offered an industrial appearance while also providing the support necessary to hold the weight of the palms. The trunk of the palm tree needed a sturdy base so it could stand autonomously. So, AGAM’s industrial designer used a large steel base, which was heavy enough to maintain the weight of the tree while holding it down. Then to make the base look like an actual palm tree, it was powder coated a tan color.

Making a Palm Tree with the AGAM System

Making a Palm Tree with the AGAM System

Step 2 in Creating a Palm Tree Using the AGAM Aluminum Modular System: Attaching the Base of the Tree to the Palms

Once the base and the trunk were completed, AGAM’s designer had to determine how to attach the palms to the trunk in a way that looked natural. Their solution was a hub, made of custom aluminum pieces cut on the Waterjet, bolted together. AGAM’s Waterjet Center fabricates unique parts and pieces to exact designer specifications without the lengthy set-up time and costly tool and die fabrication. The Waterjet Center turns design concepts into workable parts within days!

Step 3 in Creating a Palm Tree Using the AGAM Aluminum Modular System: Designing the Palms for the Palm Tree

The AGAM industrial designer created the palms out of AGAM extrusion MR1100 and then powdered coated them green. The palms slide onto the custom inserts on the hub and then the hub was bolted onto the truss.

To reduce setup costs, the AGAM industrial designer used two different curves to make the palms. One large curve and one small curve with ends cut at 90 degrees and 15 degrees. These curves were alternated around the hub to create a natural looking canopy of palms.

Making a Palm Tree with the AGAM System

Making a Palm Tree with the AGAM System

 

Making a Palm Tree with the AGAM System

At AGAM, Design Possibilities are Infinite

As innovative designers at AGAM and industry leaders in the aluminum modular design space, we are always 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 info@agam.com or give us a call, toll-free, for more information at 1-800-645-0854.

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  1. December 3rd, 2014

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