Archive for October, 2012

VS Post Cover

In retail environments – and more specifically in permanent installations, bolting posts into the ground is a requirement of the job, usually for additional stability. I have been asked to develop a clean and easy-to-assemble solution to conceal the unsightly mounting hardware used to secure these posts. My design is called the VS Post Cover, developed for the VS series of extrusions.

In the first stage of the design process, I developed a concept of what such a cover may look like:

I then reverse engineered the look and feel of the post cover, something we call here “unfolding”. I modeled a CAD of the flat design, and created a program for our laser to cut it.

AGAM owns a CNC press brake, run with a folding software quite interesting to use. I was able to quickly set up the sequence of bends and tools on the CNC Bender.

Then it was time to powder coat the finish piece, and to install the two magnets so that the two-part post cover can assemble easily and quickly. (Using magnets eliminates unsightly screw holes )

As with most of AGAM’s products, the VS Post Cover is available for powder-coating in many different colors and finishes. These are just a few samples shown below:

Here is a video of the Full Assembly process;

If you have any questions, or require something different, feel free to e-mail your questions to ahart@agam.com

Alexandra Hart
Industrial Designer
AGAM
www.agam.com
1-800-645-0854

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