What we did
We started by taking a comprehensive brief from our client, which established the parameters of the job.
Such things as quantity, size, material, look and timing were discussed.
Basic artwork was supplied, which we then needed to distort, so when stretched over the bell shaped tool it would come back to looking like our client expected.
Material had to be produced to our specification, so it could be both illuminated, and survive in the outdoor environment.
How we did it
The first step was for our designers to model the bell shape in 3D so an accurate tool could be made.
Next a timber block was assembled by our pattern maker. Then the block was 5 axis CNC machined to the final shape using the 3D file generated earlier.
A sample forming was taken from the wooden pattern, and provided to our client for approval.
Once approved, the sample was used to pour an aluminium filled epoxy tool for the final production.