Grudging Extrusion VO108 to Fit Seamlessly Around Extrusion VR188

Grudging Extrusion VO108 to Fit Seamlessly Around Extrusion VR188

Customer’s drawing of the cube structure they wanted to build that would require grudging of extrusion VO108 to accomplish a seamless connection to extrusion VR188.

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 a new fabrication technique: grudging extrusion VO108 to fit seamlessly around extrusion VR188.

New Fabrication Techniques at AGAM

Grudging Extrusion VO108 to Fit Seamlessly Around Extrusion VR188

Extrusion VR188

Sometimes, AGAM requires its employees to learn new fabrication techniques in order produce the designs submitted by our customers. Having creative minds, our clients come up with some of the most innovative ways of using our system in their designs.

For instance, a customer sent us a drawing of a 20 x 20 booth that used the VR188 extrusion for the verticals and VO108 extrusion for the horizontals.

Although most of the extrusions in the AGAM system connect seamlessly together, to connect these two extrusions we needed to think outside of the box. As you can see below, one is a round extrusion, and the other is an oval extrusion.

If we were to use the traditional approach, the result would be functional but not aesthetically pleasing.

AGAM Solution: Grudging Extrusions

Grudging Extrusion VO108 to Fit Seamlessly Around Extrusion VR188

Extrusion VO108

The solution was to grudge the VO108 so that when it is connected to the VR188, the result is a seamless connection. Grudging is shaping the end or ends of an extrusion neatly to fit the contours of an adjoining member. We had done this numerous times with our smaller round profiles shown below:

Even though we had never done a grudge with the larger VO108 extrusion, AGAM made it possible. The Project Coordinator discussed it with the Industrial Designer, who was excited to give it a try, so he drew the concept using AutoCAD, and it looked possible.

With only one round of testing, we were able to grudge the extrusion VO108 successfully, so it connected correctly with the extrusion VR188. A custom CBX connector was needed to ensure a proper fit and secure connection.

Although most of the extrusions in the AGAM system connect seamlessly together, to connect these two extrusions we needed to think outside of the box. As you can see below, one is a round extrusion and the other is an oval extrusion. If we were to use the traditional approach, the result would be functional but not aesthetically pleasing.

AGAM Solution: Grudging Extrusions

The solution was to grudge the VO108 so that when it is connected to the VR188, the result is a seamless connection. Grudging is shaping the end or ends of an extrusion neatly to fit the contours of an adjoining member. We had done this numerous times with our smaller round profiles shown below:

Grudging Extrusion VO108 to Fit Seamlessly Around Extrusion VR188

This what the connection looks like without grudging the extrusion VO108, so that it fits seamlessly around the surface of extrusion VR188. As you can see,there is a space between the two extrusions.

Grudging Extrusion VO108 to Fit Seamlessly Around Extrusion VR188

This is what the connection looks like with extrusion VO108 grudged so that it fits seamlessly around extrusion VR188.

The Process at AGAM

Even though we had never done a grudge with the larger VO108 extrusion, AGAM made it possible. The Project Coordinator discussed it with the Industrial Designer, who was excited to give it a try, so he drew the concept using AutoCAD, and it looked possible.

Grudging Extrusion VO108 to Fit Seamlessly Around Extrusion VR188

These are the typical smaller profile extrusions that are grudged to accomplish seamless connections to round extrusions.

With only one round of testing, we were able to grudge the extrusion VO108 successfully, so it connected correctly with the extrusion VR188. A custom CBX connector was needed to ensure a proper fit and secure connection.

Grudging Extrusion VO108 to Fit Seamlessly Around Extrusion VR188

Top view drawing of extrusion VO108 that is grudged to fit seamlessly around extrusion VR188.

Grudging Extrusion VO108 to Fit Seamlessly Around Extrusion VR188

Top view of extrusion VO108 that is grudged to fit perfectly around extrusion VR188.

Creativity at AGAM Aluminum Modular System

AGAM offers unparalleled manufacturing and specialized fabrication services. With a vast 110,000 square foot production facility, AGAM provides all its services under one roof in the United States. With AGAM Systems, design possibilities are infinite. So, if you are looking to make improvements to any environment, such as a conference room (as in our case), AGAM has a solution for you. Email us at info@agam.com or give us a call, toll-free, for more information at 1-800-645-0854.

Grudging Extrusion VO108 to Fit Seamlessly Around Extrusion VR188

Side view drawing of extrusion VR188 grudged to fit around extrusion VO108

Grudging Extrusion VO108 to Fit Seamlessly Around Extrusion VR188

Side view of extrusion VR188 that was grudged to fit around extrusion VO108

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