Copper. Brass. Bronze. Reminiscent of the pharaohs in Egypt, the temples of Sri Lanka, the Gothic cathedrals of the East. These are the red metals - luxury metals.
What Is "Aesthetic"?
Aesthetic: The nature of art and judgments of beauty; the creation and appreciation of beauty. “What is art?” and “What do we mean when we say something is ‘beautiful’?”
Six words that can ruin a business: “That’s how we’ve always done it.”
Non-ferrous metals, especially the red metals, brought us out of the Stone Age and into the Copper and Bronze Ages. From 4500 BC to 1500 BC, copper and bronze dominated our primitive manufacturing systems.
Those who work with architectural metals understand something that eludes the general populace: metal isn’t a cold, inanimate material.
Metal is in style. Each metal creates a different aesthetic, meshes well with other materials, and is highly functional for a variety of applications. Metal is striking, enduring, and practical - just like your design.
Why Mix Materials in Architectural Design?
Think about high-end culinary experiences. Do the chefs stick with similar ingredients and play it safe? Do their dishes have just one flavor, one quality, one temperature, or one texture?
Charles P. Dahlstrom was an innovator who helped usher in a new era of architectural safety. As the industrial revolution seized America, more and more fires broke out due to the country’s lack of experience with its new technologies. Buildings were mainly constructed of wood and other flammable[...]
Roll forming is one of the most efficient and cost-effective methods of shaping metals.
However, it isn’t free. So what major factors affect the cost of roll forming?
Roll Forming In-House vs. Contract Roll Former With Inventory Management
Bringing roll forming processes into your plant is a complex investment. It’s more than just buying a roll forming machine that you can turn on and off when you need it. There are additional costs and risks that many[...]