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Graphic Display USA How To: Painting Gatorfoam

Gatorfoam needs no special preparation before priming or painting. The surface should be clean and free of any oil or contaminates. If the surface has become lightly soiled or scratched, it may be hand sanded with silicon carbide dry paper 180 grit or finer. After sanding, be sure to clean surface well to remove any dust particles. For optimum results, the surface should be sealed with a good primer.

Scandinavian Manufacturer Creates Promotional Clocks Using Dibond

ZÜND is a Scandinavian manufacturer of digital cutting solutions. In 2013 the company created a series of Dibond, veneer and acrylic clocks. Using an application seen mostly in art galleries, ZÜND combined Dibond and acrylic to create an impressive look.

FIT Creates Reusable Display System With Gatorfoam Board

As one of New York City’s largest and most well-known design schools, the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) – a State University of New York college of art, business, design and technology – is known for its high-profile public exhibitions.

Italian Design Firm Creates Lamp From Single Sheet of Dibond ACM

Italian firm-ZPSTUDIO has focused on commercial, corporate, product and architectural design since 2003. Their creation of an iconic table lamp, Zeta, is part of their ZPSTUDIO TOOLS collection that features small-scale Italian production and craftsmanship. The ZPSTUDIO TOOLS collection embodies a unique relationship between traditional Tuscan crafting techniques with materials used in industrial production.

Dibond Used In Unique Motorcycle Design by Automotive Engineer

The original “Norton Shrike” road bike was designed and built in 1983 as a safer alternative to the conventional motorcycle. It’s creator, Dave Norton, has over two decades of automotive racing and engineering experience.

Brooklyn Design Firm Creates Nike Athletic Case Using Dibond ACM

Project Name: Nike Football Cold Weather Case Project Location: Brooklyn, New York Date of Completion: 2011 Designer: WeShouldDoItAll (WSDIA) Fabricator: The Guild Creative Direction: Kevin Wolahan, Nike Project Management: Julie Kenney, Fluid Post-Production Photography: Portus Imaging The designers at Brooklyn-based firm WeShouldDoItAll (WSDIA) were tasked by Nike with the extraordinary job of designing a case for NFL pro athletes in two days.

Dibond Aluminum Composite Panels Create Storage As Bicycle Racks

Taking his love of bicycles, coupled with his desire to build and problem-solve, Joseph Ahearne became a custom bike framer in Portland, Oregon. He uses bike design as a form of creative expression as well as a method of promoting environmental awareness.

Doodling on Fome-Cor Board Helps Adults Get Creativity Flowing

For all former pint-sized Picassos who got in trouble for doodling during class and who’ve grown up to be drawn to drawing during business meetings, the non-profit Chesterfield Arts organization of Chesterfield, Mo., has news you’ll want to hear: Doodling is good for you.

Sintra Expanded PVC Board Made Into Comic-Con Convention Costume

Sci-fi enthusiast Cris Knight built a costume using Sintra expanded PVC board for the Comic-Con convention in Las Vegas. The character “Bender” from the popular animated television series Futurama, written and designed by Matt Groening, was the inspiration for the costume.

Dibond Helps Students Bend The Rules In Architectural Exhibit

Graduate students were “Bending the Rules” in a recent exhibit at the Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture in Brooklyn, N.Y., with four full-scale architectural design pieces fabricated with Dibond aluminum composite material (ACM).
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