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AGAM Design of the Week: Verizon

AGAM Design of the Week: Verizon

AGAM Design of the Week: Verizon

With the AGAM System, design possibilities are infinite. So, to help with creative inspiration, AGAM wanted to stoplight some of our favorite designs to help you visualize what is possible with our system.

Using the FH2001 Extrusion for the Verizon Exhibit

The intention of this design idea was to capture Verizon’s brand identity into a physical form. In addition to form, close attention would need to be paid to color schemes and distribution.

By using the new FH2001 extrusion, which was designed for constructing lightboxes, AGAM built four different structures: a red check, representative of Verizon’s logo, which runs through the three black ascending boxes. In addition, the Verizon logo was placed on the third box.

AGAM uses SEG and LED to Complete the Look

The frames were designed with extrusions made for silicone-edge-graphics (SEG), so they can be quickly modified and switched out to update the look.

The red check was designed to be backlit using LED strips and the aluminum frame is powdercoated black to provide contrast while staying within Verizon’s color scheme. The checks is supported by three vertical posts that are bolted through the FH2001 frame and hidden inside of each of the black boxes. For proper installation and connections, customer miter connection was used to hold the frame together.

AGAM Design of the Week: Verizon

AGAM Design of the Week: Verizon

Additions to the Verizon Exhibit

In front of the structure is a simple display table that can be used for product demonstrations and information. It can also be easily modified to accommodate other AGAM accessories such as iPad mounts, literature holders, and monitors mounts. This type of display is perfect, not only for tradeshow environments, but also as a semi-permanent store fixture or point of purchase display for Verizon retail locations.

AGAM Design of the Week: Verizon

AGAM Design of the Week: Verizon

AGAM Can Build an Exhibit For You!

As innovative designers at AGAM, we are continually 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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AGAM Predicts Trends for 2015

While we know that most marketing money is moving towards social media, few know that the marketing budget is for events, such as trade shows. Connecting with potential and current clients face-to-face is a great way to market and engage with your consumers. So, as 2014 wraps up, AGAM wants to give you a few ideas to look forward to in the future of the tradeshow industry, and what you can do to get more clients.

AGAM Will Create Structural Booths with Bigger Profiles

The saying “bigger is better” resounds with many of our clients. It is the easiest way to stand out in a hall full of exhibit displays. Here are a few of the trends our Industrial Designers and Project Coordinators are forecasting for 2015: integrated technology, curving extrusions, integration of fabric with backlit displays and tool-free setup.

Integrated Technology

AGAM has already designed and developed various structures for our clients that include mounts for monitors and stands for iPads. The integration of technology into exhibit displays allows customers to go to the next level. Touch screen devices make it easier for clients to peruse catalogs and learn more about their products.

Curves

AGAM operates two CNC controlled roller benders. These benders work by introducing pressure and creating a “pinch” as material is driven through the roll sets. This force is applied by changing the distance between the top roll and the bottom two rolls. At AGAM, we can incorporate various radii in one pass, going from straight to curve, and then back to straight or even arches. Curves will take your display to the next level.

Integration of Fabric with Backlit Displays and Tool-free Set Up

AGAM has developed a number of SEG Extrusions that allow for versatility and reusability with displays. Integrating fabric into exhibits has and will continue to become popular because it can be exchanged with a new design, saving companies time and money. Another reason integrating fabric will be trending in 2015 is because it is an easy way to cover channels to hide various extrusions. We’ve seen many clients want to create seamless, clean, modern displays, and this is accomplished with SEG fabric. AGAM also has Pliko, a backlit, tool-free SEG Exhibit. Pliko is great because it has no loose pieces, and no tools are required. It takes less than 10 minutes to set up.

Color and Powder Coating at AGAM

With the economy showing multiple upward trends, we see custom vibrant colors being in high demand. We have recently doubled our powder coating capability and can provide our customers with a quick turn around on all projects; large, small, stock, or custom. We also offer most colors in different textures so that you can fulfill your customers’ project requirements.

AGAM Can Help You in 2015

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! With AGAM’s 110,000 square foot production facility, we can provide all services under one roof in the United States. 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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2014 Trends at AGAM

During 2014, at AGAM, we were confronted to a large number of creative designs to be fabricated with the AGAM System. Our teams of Industrial Designers and Project Coordinators were able to provide fully engineered solutions to our clients as well as support the fabrication specialists in the plant. We asked the teams what some of their favorite projects were for 2014. Check out what they said!

AGAM’s Aluminum Cladding System

Booth Solutions Using Aluminum Cladding System

Jonathan Knight and Theron Williams worked on a large-scale exhibit at the beginning of 2014 that highlighted AGAM’s Aluminum Cladding System. The Aluminum Cladding System creates a bold and contemporary interior environment, perfect for booths that are trying to stand out in the crowd.

Jonathan and Theron built two structures, within a two-week turnaround. The structure was 16 feet tall by 70 feet wide, including two large conference rooms. This exhibit was significantly larger than typical booths.

2014 Trends at AGAM

AGAM Aluminum Cladding System

Once the structure was drawn, and the customer approved it, Jonathan and Theron specified flat black powder coating that gave the exhibit an architectural and contemporary look.

Possible Customizations with Aluminum Cladding System

The innovative system of interlocking brackets and panels allows for tool-free assembly on a VS45 extrusion frame. AGAM’s state-of-the-art production facility includes the latest manufacturing technologies that fully customize sizes and finishes to your exact specifications.

The Aluminum Cladding System is no different. AGAM has a water jet laser that allows the customizations of the aluminum panels. The laser can cut out graphics, emblems, or logos to take your booth to the next level and make you stand out from your competitors. We understand why Jonathan and Theron chose this project as their favorite for 2014! What are your thoughts?

Specialty End Milling for Customizable Designs

Booth Solutions Using Specialty End Milling

Gabriel Baleanu and Alexandra Hart worked on another large-scale exhibit in 2014. However, they adapted their extrusions for fabric panels using AGAM’s Specialty End Milling. Specialty End Milling results in creating intricate and visually appealing designs.

Gabriel and Alexandra created a 30-foot wide by 40-foot long structure that required a lot of custom work with fabric panel extrusions. The customer wanted fabric panels running along either side of the display as well as on the ceiling. However, there was no easy way to connect the canopy to the larger panels, so they had to use the Specialty End Milling to adapt the extrusion for fabric.

How Does Specialty End Milling Work?

Specialty End Milling is the action by which the end of the extrusion can be milled to different shapes, using various cutting heads. In this case, the extrusion was running the wrong way. So, Gabriel and Alexandra milled off the fin to get it to fit flush against the panel. By milling off the fin, this allowed them to provide support while also giving the impression that the panel was floating.

Gabriel and Alexandra were successful in completely this customized panel after communicating with the client and creating various line drawings before producing the final product.

2014 Trends at AGAM

2014 Trends at AGAM

Drawing and Designing a Back Wall with SEG Fabric

Adaptable Booth Solutions for AGAM Client

Carla Cortbawi and Seth Grove worked on creating a back wall that highlighted the use of SEG fabric in 2014. What made this project standout to them was that the client wanted the wall to be adaptable to different sizes. So, Carla and Seth created a 30-foot wall that could break down into a 20 by 10 and a 10 by 10, allowing for versatility and reusability for their client.

2014 Trends at AGAM

30×10-foot Back Wall with SEG Fabric

2014 Trends at AGAM

20×10-foot Back Wall with SEG Fabric

2014 Trends at AGAM

10×10-foot Back Wall with SEG Fabric

Along with the adaptable back wall, the client wanted monitors to be flush with the fabric. So, Carla and Seth created an inner structure within the wall. The client also wanted access to the monitors, so the team had to fit a door into the SEG fabric to access the monitors from behind, which was something new in 2014.

Client Visit and Collaboration with AGAM

While AGAM teams are in constant communication with the clients, it is sometimes difficult to communicate ideas over the phone. In this case, the client flew down to AGAM’s plant to meet with Carla and Seth to finish ironing out the details. While the client was at AGAM, Carla was able to complete the drawings due to collaboration on the stop. Carla and Seth completed the project within the customer’s specifications. This project was a perfect opportunity to work closely with the client and to strengthen what looks like a promising beneficial and long lasting relationship.

AGAM’s Capabilities All-In-One Project

We’ve highlighted the Aluminum Cladding System, the Specialty End Milling Solutions, and SEG Fabric. But now, we are going to focus on a project that highlights a variety of AGAM’s capabilities.

SEMA Show and AGAM

Adam Frederick and Oscar Sandoval worked with a client who, every year, creates a new design and new theme for the SpeciSEMAalty Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA) show. SEMA is a trade association consisting of a diverse group of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, publishing companies, auto restorers, street-rod builders, re-stylers, car clubs, race teams and more. These individuals buy, sell and use all kinds of specialty parts and accessories to make vehicles more attractive, more unique, more convenient, faster, safer, more fun and even like new again.

Adam and Oscar used AGAM System’s powder coating, SEG fabric, and aluminum to create the client’s display. One of the main focuses was “hiding” the structure using SEG fabric to cover the extrusions.

Client Understood AGAM System

Since the client was familiar with the AGAM System, Adam and Oscar did not have to re-engineer their rendering since they used the AGAM profile to create the exhibit. This 40 by 40 display highlighted AGAM’s FH1490 Extrusion that is used to hold SEG fabric. Another fun fact about this project is that the client’s exhibit design was nominated for best of show, and Adam and Oscar helped make that happen!

AGAM Works to Fulfill All Your Customized Display Needs

At AGAM, we do our best to make the customer’s visions come to life. The AGAM Aluminum Modular Display System is engineered around a broad range of extrusions and accessories. We use these components to build attractive exhibits, displays, store fixtures, office environments or anything your imagination and creativity will allow!

We can’t wait to see what 2015 has in store! If you have a design that you want to see brought to life, contact AGAM today! 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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New Product Launch at AGAM – The Lightbox Extrusion, FH2001

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 an addition to the Fabric Holding series: the FH2001. Below is the FH2001 Extrusion. The rendering to the right is just one of the ways you can use the FH2001 to enhance your displays. Continue reading to find out how AGAM has used the FH2001 Extrusion.

New Product Launch at AGAM – The Lightbox Extrusion, FH2001

New Product Launch at AGAM – The Lightbox Extrusion, FH2001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Concept Development of AGAM’s FH2001

The FH2001 is an eight-inch (200mm) deep extrusion that can be engineered to construct custom-sized lightboxes. Here are the most important design objectives AGAM followed when creating the FH2001:New Product Launch at AGAM – The Lightbox Extrusion, FH2001

  • A slim, sturdy 200mm profile
  • Double-sided Silicone Edge Graphic (SEG) frame
  • Option between hard panel and fabric diffusers
  • Multiple light configuration possibilities

AGAM manufactured a small sample using existing extrusions. There are two different sized miter and inline connectors for the FH2001: small and large. The smaller version is intended for frames of 6’x6’ or less, and the larger versions are for frames of 6’x6’ or more.

Development of AGAM’s Lightbox Extrusion FH2001

Because of the slim profile of FH2001, the lights can be mounted very close to the edge of the frame, creating large, fully backlit displays without dark edges. The internal channels are spaced so that the number of LED strips can be easily doubled for an extra bright display.

Testing Lightbox Extrusion FH2001 at AGAM

After the drawing was officially approved, and sample lengths of the FH2001 were received, our engineers built a full sized frame to test the strength, ease of assembly, and lighting effects. They also began determining the best way to incorporate different accessory pieces, such as base plates, side legs, and corner braces. All of these would be used to provide additional strength and stability, which is necessary for large-scale frames.

The best way to attach the base plate was to manufacture a custom plate with two holes. By lining up the two outer channels on the FH2001, this would secure the base plate to the rest of the light box.

Connections are made with carriage bolts, washers, and nuts, just like any other FH frame. By adding the second hole in the base, the bolts do not interfere with the LED strips in the center channel.

Successful Creation of AGAM’s Lightbox Extrusion FH2001

The extra depth of the FH2001 frame creates space between the graphic and LEDs, so the light is appropriately diffused and evenly spaced.

Below are some design ideas that demonstrate various applications of the FH2001.

New Product Launch at AGAM – The Lightbox Extrusion, FH2001

New Product Launch at AGAM – The Lightbox Extrusion, FH2001

AGAM Aluminum Modular System Can Help You

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 type of 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.

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AGAM’s Oval CBX Punch Design

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. As technologies and techniques continue to develop, AGAM refines our system to suit all of our customer’s needs and wants.

Connecting Frames with AGAM’s Oval CBX Punch

Do you want to add an extrusion to the inside of an existing frame? Are you wondering how it would connect? AGAM has answered your question with the creation of the Oval CBX Punch. The unique oval punch design allows and easily ‘hide-and-slide’ inside select system extrusions. AGAM’s already simple assembly process will become instantly more efficient by minimizing extrusion placement constraints during construction.

AGAM’s Oval CBX Punch Design

AGAM’s Oval CBX Punch Design

 

AGAM Extrusions that Work with the Oval CBX Punch

This oval “cut out/ punch out” allows a CBX Connector to slide easily in and out of these select extrusions: PH1005, PH1045, PH1038, PL1012, TR44, PH1080, PH2000, Slatwall, PH1003, PH1003-B, PH1070, PH1002, TR45, PH1035, PH1028, PH1036, and PH1076.

How the Oval CBX Punch Connects to Extrusions

Sliding the screw away from the CBX Connector sets it to the “in” position. This position is used for placement of the extrusion.

AGAM’s Oval CBX Punch Design

Once you’ve chosen the placement of your extrusion, it is time to secure it. Slide the screw toward the CBX Connector; this sets it to the “out” position.

AGAM’s Oval CBX Punch Design

Tighten the screw and voilà, you have successfully added an extrusion without having to disassemble your existing structure!

AGAM’s Oval CBX Punch Design

AGAM’s Easy Assembly

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.

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Adaptation of the Canopy Connector at AGAM

At AGAM Aluminum Modular System, we work with our customers to meet their exact needs and overcome any design challenges they may have. From large to small, round to square, SEG to traditional panel-based extrusions, AGAM has the extrusions and accessories needed for your next project, and if we do not, we will create it for you!

We recently adapted the canopy connector in our AGAM aluminum modular system to fantastic results and satisfied our client requests completely. The AGAM aluminum modular system lends itself to easily to unique and creative customizations satisfying clients requests and design specifications. The adaptation of the canopy connector resulted in a unique and interesting aluminum modular construction made out of the AGAM aluminum modular system.

The Canopy Connector at AGAM

Adaptation of the Canopy Connector at AGAM

Adaptation of the Canopy Connector at AGAM 

We appreciate our clients for helping us to see our own AGAM aluminum modular system in a different light with their creative design requests. AGAM’s aluminum modular system is adaptable and customizable and creative projects provide fantastic opportunities in exercising our best construction practices. AGAM listens to our client’s needs and concerns, which often results in AGAM offering better products. At AGAM we listen carefully to our client’s needs and concerns to provide the best products in the aluminum modular design system industry supporting our client’s success.

Our canopy connector is typically used in pairs to support a canopy. One of AGAM’s customers recently came to us with a design that used our canopy connector to support a cantilever structure. In this instance, only one canopy connector was used and after several uses, the canopy connector started to become weak. The constant re-tightening due to the uneven load of the cantilever structure, had worn out the canopy connector.

Adaptation of the Canopy Connector at AGAM

Adaptation of the Canopy Connector at AGAM

AGAM Resolves the Canopy Connector Problem

When the customer called AGAM to ask for suggestions on how to resolve the problem, AGAM decided to discuss the issue with the project coordinators and a few designers. These individuals agreed that our current product, which had only one screw on each side of the connector, was not sufficient for this client’s application.

After some brainstorming, AGAM designers and project coordinators came up with a custom solution, which allowed the connector to function in the same way, but offered an extra screw to lock the connector in place. This new design required a new custom insert block and bracket to accommodate the additional screw needed to secure the canopy connector at a given angle.

Standard Canopy Connector

Adaptation of the Canopy Connector at AGAM

AGAM Provides Superior Clients Support

Thanks to our in-house capabilities, AGAM was able to design, manufacture, and ship multiple units of this modified part within two days. AGAM was able to respond quickly to our clients’ needs and learn something new in the process. In fact, AGAM is strongly considering changing our existing Canopy Connector to this new design or creating a new product for cantilever applications.

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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AGAM Sliding Door

AGAM has six designers on staff, each of them with a strong background in various fields of design. They support the project management teams, providing fully engineered solutions to customers and support for the fabrication specialists in the plant. So, it is only natural that they create new products based on the recommendations and requests they receive from our clients.

AGAM Sliding Door

AGAM Sliding Door

Creating the Sliding Door at AGAM

The contemporary sliding door was designed as a stylish alternative to the regular swinging door. Every aspect has been designed with our client’s needs in mind. From form to function, AGAM designed this product to work as great as it looks. Here are five benefits to using the AGAM Sliding Door:

1. The AGAM Sliding Door Maximizes Space

Whether it’s a conference room or a storage closet, every inch counts in the exhibit design industry. The sliding door allows designers to maximize space and create privacy at the same time.

2. The AGAM Sliding Door is Completely Customizable

The track is made of extrusion MR1200 and the door is made of extrusion PH1070 or PH1003. AGAM can cut these extrusions to any length, so the sliding door can fit any doorway. You could even replace your current swinging door. Or, if your doorway is large enough, AGAM can make a double sliding door.

3. The AGAM Sliding Door is Easy to Assemble

It has an upper track that attaches to the partition after the fact. Simply build the wall using only a hex key or use an existing wall, and then simply add the upper track with a clever specially designed part. The door can then be hung in place and slides using two roller brackets, which hook onto the track.

AGAM Sliding Door

AGAM Sliding Door is Easy to Assemble

4. The AGAM Sliding Door Can Give You Peace of Mind

The sliding door can be locked with a key for security. The spring-loaded lock is attached to the door and bolts into the track.

5. The AGAM Sliding Door Has A Comfortable Grip

The newly designed ergonomic handle gives more space for the user’s fingers and allows the door to close tightly.

AGAM Sliding Door

AGAM Sliding Door Has a Comfortable Grip

AGAM Can Build You A Door Solution

As innovative designers at AGAM, we are constantly 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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