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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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AGAM Attended SGIA Expo 2011

AGAM Attended SGIA Expo 2011

AGAM’s booth at the SGIA Expo, October 19-21, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Every year at the SGIA Expo, hundreds of exhibitors showcase a broad range of equipment available in the special printing and image technology market. The SGIA Expo brings thousands of attendees from around the world who want to get acquainted with leaders in the industry. The Expo was in New Orleans, Louisiana where AGAM exhibited alongside industry leaders such as Hewlett-Packard, Emerson, and Fujifilm.

 

AGAM at the SGIA Expo

AGAM Attended SGIA Expo 2011

Laser Cutting and Powdercoating all done at AGAM Plant in Elkridge, MD

AGAM’s booth is an example of what can be accomplished using the AGAM System. We designed, manufactured, and assembled our entire booth (excluding the printing of the SEG fabrics) at our new 110,000 square-foot plant right outside of Baltimore, Maryland. We do all of the cutting, punching, tapping, welding, bending, drilling and powder coating at our plant.

Therefore, the possibilities are almost endless at AGAM. Simply send us a sketch of your idea, and we will help you engineer your design with our system (free of charge, it is part of our service). We will then provide you with a quote. Once you have approved the quote, AGAM Aluminum Modular System will manufacture the design and send you a Ready-to-Assemble (RTA) kit. Alternatively, if you have already worked with AGAM and only need a few extra extrusions/parts we are happy to supply those as well.

AGAM Attended SGIA Expo 2011

Pliko, a tool-free collapsible SEG fabric display.

AGAM Attended SGIA Expo 2011

Mizo, a snap-together SEG display.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AGAM Interacts with Attendees at the SGIA Expo

AGAM Attended SGIA Expo 2011

Ettiene, AGAM’s Vice President of the Western Region, shows an attendee how we used SEG fabric corners to create the hanging cube above our booth

During the expo, AGAM had the opportunity to meet hundreds of these attendees, ranging from exhibit builders to fabric printers. Many attendees enjoyed handling our extrusion samples and imagining the display possibilities.

Our newest extrusions, the FH1490 Extrusion, and the FH1490 End Plate, which are used to create seamless Silicone Edge (SEG) fabric corners, have many capabilities. As an example of AGAM’s newest extrusions, we created a standing cube display and hanging cube above our booth.

 

Thanks for Stopping By and Come Visit AGAM Today

AGAM Attended SGIA Expo 2011

Xavier, AGAM’s President, talks with attendees about engineering their design idea with the AGAM System.

We want to thank everyone who stopped by our booth at the Expo. If you were overwhelmed by all the possibilities of the AGAM System, we would like to invite you to come visit us anytime and take a behind-the-scenes tour of how we fabricate and manufacture our products. AGAM Aluminum Modular Display System can provide quality products in a timely manner. As a company, we strive to exceed our customer’s expectations every day! 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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How to Design a 3-D Holographic Look Using SEG Fabric and AGAM Extrusions 

How to Design a 3-D Holographic Look Using SEG Fabric and AGAM Extrusions 

3-D Holographic Using SEG Fabric and AGAM Extrusions

AGAM offers unparalleled manufacturing and specialized fabrication services for both large-scale and small-scale projects. With a vast 110,000 square foot production facility and workshop, AGAM provides all its services under one roof in the United States.

Creating a 3-D Holographic with AGAM Extrusions and SEG Fabric 

Recently, one of our Industrial Designers had the opportunity to create Silicone Edge Graphic (SEG) fabric images for an exhibit. Fabric construction is growing in popularity throughout the aluminum modular system industry and AGAM is truly leading the way in innovative design and importantly, execution. SEG’s are known for giving the appearance of a three-dimensional hologram and by using AGAM extrusions and layering different types of SEG fabric, we can bring to life your designs.

Want to know how to do it and seize the popularity of this design trend? Follow the steps below for creating a 3-D Holographic with AGAM extrusions and SEG fabric.

Materials Needed to Create 3-D Holographic with AGAM Extrusions and Fabric

Extrusions: For this example, our Industrial Designer used VS45308 (2 pieces) and FH19 (4 pieces). These are not the only AGAM extrusions that you can use to create this effect, but for the purpose of showing this technique, they are a good choice to start with.

SEG Fabric: By layering a “solid” background with a “sheer” image, you can easily make your design pop. For our example, the baseball player in the middle of his swing is considered AGAM’s “solid” background graphic, while the blurred baseball in the foreground is a “sheer” image.

The background graphic is printed on Polyknit 9 fabric and the foreground graphic is printed on a mesh fabric called Polylucent. The Polylucent fabric is about 50% transparent. When these fabrics are layered on top of one another, it creates a striking composite image.

How to Design a 3-D Holographic Look Using SEG Fabric and AGAM Extrusions 

AGAM SEG Fabric and AGAM Extrusions combine multiple images combine into a dynamic composite graphic

Only 2-Steps Needed to Create 3-D Holographic with AGAM Extrusions and Fabric

Step 1: AGAM Extrusion Placement

Slide the FH19 (x4) extrusions into the outer most channels of the VS45308 (x2) extrusions. Be sure to always have the fabric channel on the FH19 facing outwards.

Step 2: Polylucent (sheer) Fabric Insertion

Place the transparent (sheer) fabric into the FH19. Then, put the non-transparent (solid) fabric into the FH19 on the other side of the VS45308. 

Important note: The “solid” fabric must be “reverse stitched.” This means that the silicone gasket must be sewed on the outside of the fabric (on the image side). This allows the SEG fabric to be place into the backside channel.

How to Design a 3-D Holographic Look Using SEG Fabric and AGAM Extrusions 

Extrusions used to create a 3-D Holographic Look with SEG Fabics

AGAM’s Tips, Tricks, and Advice for the 3-D Holographic

AGAM SEG Fabric and AGAM Extrusion for 3-D Holographics Tip 1:

Don’t be locked into using the VS45308 extrusion. Similar effects can be created using different extrusion combinations. For instance, using a with the creates a narrower view port, changing the holographic feel. You should use the Channel Converter extrusion on any square 76mm or 108mm extrusion.

AGAM SEG Fabric and AGAM Extrusion for 3-D Holographics Tip 2:

Don’t be locked into using the VS45308 extrusion. Similar effects can be created using different extrusion combinations. For instance, using a VS76 with the C3-76 Channel Converter creates a narrower view port, changing the holographic feel. You should use the Channel Converter extrusion on any square 76mm or 108mm extrusion.

AGAM SEG Fabric and AGAM Extrusion for 3-D Holographics Tip 3:

Experiment with different channel distances that hold the SEG fabric. Depending on the size of the SEG fabric area, shorter channel distances will yield different visual results.

AGAM SEG Fabric and AGAM Extrusion for 3-D Holographics Tip 4:

Basic Rule of Thumb: The bigger the SEG fabric, the more you should increase your view port depth.

  • If you’re looking to create a unique ambiance, consider long and tall graphics. Large scale SEG’s with multiple sheer fabrics can create results that are truly one-of-a-kind. Or consider using two different sheer screen graphics and a solid background.
  • If you have the time and resources, consider backlighting the background graphic and using Trifab fabric instead of Polyknit.
  • Be sure to double-check all dimensions for your open size of the SEG fabric, especially for Polylucent fabric. Unlike other fabrics, Polylucent has almost no give, so no matter how much you try to stretch the fabric into the channel, it won’t fit if it’s not the right size.
  • Instead of a photo (as show with the baseball graphic) consider using a background pattern and offsetting the pattern by just a few degrees and/or slight color change. This can create a remarkable visual dichotomy that can’t be replicated. This is because the image “movement” is based on the observer’s location and will change as he/she walks by the image. Watch as people on the floor try to figure out just how the multidimensional effect was made! They’ll be blown away when they find out that it’s just two pieces of fabric.

    How to Design a 3-D Holographic Look Using SEG Fabric and AGAM Extrusions 

    Composite graphic viewed from different angles

AGAM System Provides Fast Customized Solutions

AGAM wants to see you try! Share your photos, thoughts, questions, comments, and even tips that you have found helpful during the developing process! AGAM Aluminum Modular Display System can provide quality products in a timely manner. As a company, we strive to exceed our customer’s expectations every day! 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 – FH Door

At AGAM we have 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.

The Superior AGAM Team Infrastructure

All of our industrial designers possess strong backgrounds in various fields of physics, engineering, architecture, and design. Each industrial designer works in tandem with a project manager. These two person teams eliminate messy and confusing bureaucracy when it comes to communicating and creating designs. Project managers liaise directly with our clients, establishing and strengthening relationships through regular communication. These project managers collaborate to provide superior customer support and efficient communication in a familiar working partnership. The result is the exact creation and execution of solutions requested by customers.

Clients Talk. AGAM Listens.

The AGAM quest for innovation and customer satisfaction drives our inspiration in new product development. In addition to their work on client projects, our industrial designers create new products based on the most popular concerns and requests of our customers.

Designing the AGAM FH Door

New Product Launch at AGAM - FH Door

FH Door Demo

With the rapid development of Silicone Edge Fabric (SEG) frames, we were not surprised to get requests for “fabric” doors. We took this concept and launched AGAM’s new product, the FH Door

Initially, one of our Industrial Designers fabricated a demo door that was 2’ x 2’, to see what needed to be fine tuned before fabricating the full sized door. The designer then went into our plant to discuss details with the production manager. In less than eight hours, the demo of the FH Door had been created!

State-of-the-Art AGAM Production and Design Process

AGAM is one of the only companies that has nearly everything housed under a single roof in the United States. With state-of-the-art equipment and highly trained production specialists, we create precision fabricated products at a very fast turnaround.

The FH Door with double-sided SEG is now available as a special order. It also works quite well in conjunction with a FH1490 design. We’ve had customers order the full size door and we were able to deliver it the next day.

Stay tuned for our next innovation. Here’s a possibility…a curved fabric door!

How the AGAM System Can Help You

As innovative designers at AGAM and industry leaders in the aluminum modular design space, 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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