Bionische Kugeln

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MERCROBEN – die neue Formvielfalt des Pharmaunternehmens Merck

Der Pharmakonzern Merck blickt auf eine fast 350-jährige Geschichte zurück, in der es sich stets weiterentwickeln und neu erfunden konnte. Der mutige, neue Markenauftritt zeigt der Welt voller Stolz, was Merck heute darstellt: Ein führendes Unternehmen für innovative und hochwertige Hightech-Produkte.

Mit mutigen, kraftvollen Farben in anregenden Kombinationen präsentiert der neue Markenauftritt die wahre Natur der Wissenschaft anstatt der klischeehaften Welt steriler Labore. Und die organische Formwelt, die von Zellstrukturen inspiriert ist, ist immer faszinierend und ungewöhnlich geformt.

Um diese Farb- und Formvielfalt auch räumlich und haptisch auf internationalen Kongressen in Szene zu setzen bedarf es starker Partner – mit ACCENTFORM auch in kurzer Zeit kein Problem.

bionik-kugelMit der Beauftragung des Baus von insgesamt 24 bionisch geformten Kugeln war die Herausforderung geboren, innerhalb von 17 Werktagen das fast Unmögliche zu schaffen. Denn bei der Herangehensweise der Fertigung mussten folgende Besonderheiten durchdacht werden:

  • die bionisch geformte Oberfläche
  • bei ø 1m – trotz 15 mm Wandstärke, das Gewicht so gering wie möglich halten
  • bei ø  2m  –  Aufteilung in Viertel mit unsichtbarer Verbindung

Dank perfekter Zusammenarbeit mit dem CNC- Modellbau konnte ACCENTFORM bereits nach vier Tagen mit der Vorbereitung der 1-m-Modelle der Nord- und Südhalbkugel für den Formenbau beginnen. Nach weiteren vier  Tagen wurden die letzten Modelle für die 2-m-Kugel bearbeitet, die mit Ihrer Innen- sowie Außenschale deutlich komplexer aufgebaut werden musste.


Bionische Kugel ø 1 m

Für die kleine Kugel wurde nach den ersten Lagen Laminat ein Klebeharz verwendet um nach Versiegelung mit weiteren Lagen Laminat die Wandstärke von ca. 15mm zu erreichen. Nach Aushärtung wurden die Hälften entformt und dem Schleifer übergeben, der die einzelnen Ausschnitte auf Maß brachte. Nach Vereinigung und Feinabstimmung der Nord- und Südhalbkugel begannen die Ausgleichsarbeiten und Lackiervorbereitungen. Bereits am achten Tag konnten so die ersten 1-m-Kugeln in der aufregenden Farbpalette des Unternehmens lackiert werden.

Kugel ø 2 m

Bei den großen Kugeln war die Herangehensweise etwas komplexer: Nach Fertigstellung der insgesamt vier Produktionsformen (Nord- Südhalbkugel / Innen- Außenschale) wurden die einzelnen Schalen wie gewohnt laminiert. Nach einem komplexen Formbau wurden die Halbkugeln nochmal halbiert, um dem Wunsch einer leicht transportierbaren Viertelaufteilung nachzukommen. Eine weitere Forderung war, die Verbindungen so gut wie möglich zu „verstecken“ und dazu noch weltweit handelbar zu gestalten. Hier entwickelte ACCENTFORM-Ingenieure eine einfache und leicht zu bedienende Verbindung, die es erlaubt, die Einzelteile mit einem speziellen Werkzeug und mit einem simplen Handgriff verdeckt zu fixieren bzw. zu lösen. Die endgültige Lackierung in den leuchtenden Unternehmensfarben erweckte die Merkroben zum Leben.

Die Produktion in Bildern:

Fazit:
Trotz straffen Zeitplan und gewissen Herausforderungen konnte das Team von ACCENTFORM diese besonderen Auftrag sehr gut meistern. Die 24 Kugeln sind als Blickfang auf verschiedenen Events weltweit unterwegs.

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Bibendum, Michelin-Man

A promotional object of a special type.

The body is hand-made ​​in fibreglass, using the lay-up method. The objects are designed for flat roofs and include a base plate and an inspection flap for installation on-site.

This project we were entrusted to implement for our partner:

Diamond-Shape Artwork – Audi

Artwork for Audi at the Design Miami / 2013

The Audi exhibition stand at the Design Miami / 2013 is dedicated to the Audi Sport. Two super sports cars, well lit, were presented in front of the ACCENTform manufactured red diamond-shaped backdrop.

The artwork consisted of nearly 30 different sized diamond-shape elements, from 50 x 74 cm (19.7 x 29 in) up to 2.40 m x 2.07m (8 x 6.8 feet) in size.  These pieces, were made of a fibreglass sandwich panel in order to improve their rigidity. One diamond-shape element (sidewalls and cover) was produced by us utilizing manufacturedmolds. Then, all the produced parts were assembled and smoothed to remove all appearance of seams.

All elements were coated with a high-gloss finish in the typical Audi Sport colour- red.

The three-dimensional installation plays, in visual way, with the diamond-shape objects, the symbol of Audi Sport. These rhombi were hung on the wall, glued together to form a column, and suspended from the ceiling.

The main challenges in this project were the complexity of the shape and the surface treatment of the rhombi. All these elements were made with mirror-like surfaces.  This  called for an extremely high level of care.

We also made remarkably stable transportation racks, which were air and sea cargo worthy, to protect the sensitive surfaces during transport.

We were able to achieve the level of perfection as required by Audi.

We cooperated closely with our client and we would like to thank Expotechnik GmbH for its terrific cooperation.

The result was a very impressive, click here to see the video on YouTube: Audi Germany Video

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Keyboard fIT-Course

The client requested these oversized computer keyboard keys as seating furniture. Distinctive features of the seats are the typical geometric forms and colors of a computer keyboard. The seating furniture was displayed in a temporary exhibition in an enclosed area.

The seat in the shape of the “CTRL” key is made of a reinforced fibreglass panel and was coated according to the customer’s requirements. Recesses were made into the seats for to be used for the perfectly sized equipment rack. Other notable objects are the victory podium, start/finish gate with integrated electronic counter, information wall in sandwich design, as well as upholstered seats in the shape of alphabet keys.

Longneck Bottle

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Promotional Beer Bottle

Made exclusively for one of our clients, we made an oversized fibreglass longneck bottle by using a hand lay-up method.

The promotional bottle is ideal for promotion purposes and as an eye catching effect at the entrance area into restaurants, on beer trailers, or at home in your own garden.

The well-known 0.33-liter beer bottle was made about 3m (over 9 ½ feet) tall and 750 mm (almost 2 ½ feet) wide.

Due to the 3 mm (1/10 inch) thick laminated walls, the promotional bottle is sturdy and stable. An extra weathering resistance coating was applied as requested by the client.

 

 

 

Pavillion Soccer Ball

Information pavilion in the shape of a soccer ball!

Our firm’s creativity knows no bounds…

We can fulfil all of your fantastic ideas with ease!!!

Technical characteristics:

The football pavilion is composed of 28 pieces:  10 are pentagonal and 18 are hexagonal.

Thanks to the special design and our manufacturing process, this pavilion is weather resistant, stable, and due to the modular design, it is easy to assembly /disassembly. Inside, the pavilion is equipped with an anti-vibration insulation.

Diameter: about 5m (16 ½ feet)

Wall thickness: about 5mm (almost ¼ inch)

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…finished product ready for the exposition!

Donation Funnel

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Donations in an Entirely New Form

 

Thanks to the unique donation funnel from ACCENTform, a few Euro coins will get your fundraising project rolling: visually conspicuous by its unusual form, the fibreglass donation funnel is a real eye –catcher for a good cause. With its diameter of 1.7 meters (5 ½ feet) and a height of 80 cm (31 ½ inches), it is highly variable and due to its discreet design and its high resistance to weather it can be set up in many places without problems. Whether at the zoo, trade shows, museums, shopping centers, or at train stations: Children and adults alike, will be fascinated by the donation funnel and will be encouraged to make numerous donations. Due to the simple design, the money reaches the bottom directly and without making any unnecessary detours.

Because of the high corrosion-resistance of the fibreglass reinforced plastic, its high durability can be guaranteed and the installers save maintenance costs.  With a weight of only 40 kg (88 pounds), the fibreglass funnel donation is extremely light and provides high elasticity and stability at the same time. Being chemical-resistant, anti-magnetic, and electrically isolated, this fibreglass object complies with the highest safety standards.  Due to its good load capacity; is easy to install in indoor and outdoor locations.


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In this gravity using device, the donation funnel, the Euro coins move in circles around the center of the funnel – like the planets around the sun. This looks fascinating, funny, and especially you’re your fundraiser rolling: and always for a good cause!

Advantages of Fibreglass:

  • Corrosion resistant
  • Lightness
  • Secure
  • Extreme durability
  • High elasticity
  • High stability
  • Does not rot
  • Maintenance-free
  • Chemically-resistant
  • Antimagnetic
  • Electrical isolation
  • High load capacity

GRP Shower Gel Bottle

The AXE Effect – With us, even in oversize

To increase the publicity of the various AXE Shower Gels to the intended younger target market, the Doyko agency set up eight 3.5-meter (11 ½ feet) high shower gel bottles as shower cubicles at the open-air festivals.

ACCENTform developed these large items ready for shower use. In planning, design, choice of materials, construction, labeling, installation and transport logistics, the Dokyo advertiser could fully rely on ACCENTform GmbH with its broad experience in custom fibreglass design.

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For a realistic construction, our technical product designers scanned an original bottle by means of an area laser and then developed not only the geometry of the half shells, but they also shaped the corresponding transportation racks. Thus, these original showers, along with the festival music, could be sent on tour to various locations in Germany.

As always, the adherence to delivery dates and strict budget compliance by ACCENTform were commended by the client.  This allowed the Doyko agency to concentrate on other promotional activities. To the production connoisseur, you may have noticed that while everything appears to be from a single casting, the shells were produced by ACCENTform in much more efficient process – utilizing the hand lay-up method.

Highlight Wall For BMW

Two Brand New BMW Cars Were Presented in Front of the Highlight Exhibition Wall

The two BMW cars “drive” between our two-part exhibitions’ highlight walls in the spotlight of the “Auto Salon” in Geneva. The highlight of this extravagant background is the 183 diamond-shape light cutouts. The wall had the shape of two spherical sections and the corresponding sphere had a diameter of 16 m (17.5 yards).

One wall section was approximately 5.3 x 12.0 m (5.8 x 13.1 yd)and consisted of six single parts linked to each other. For the production of these parts, a large production mold of approximately 2.7 x 5.0 m (3 x 5.5 yd) in size was used. For the light cutouts – 183 molds. Through an economic, efficient, and computer-aided design, efforts spent on this production were reduced to a minimum. The light molds modeling board material were made by our five-axis industrial robot.

Due to precise positioning of molds on the production form, the wall sections were made geometrically accurate. In order to increase the rigidity of the wall elements, the honeycomb-shaped bracing was installed on the back of the wall.

The collaboration with our client ensured a smooth installation on the customer’s steel frame. For the job itself, we would like to thank the company Winkels Messebau.

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Fibreglass Exhibition Sphere

ACCENTfom created 80 fibreglass, chrome-plated spheres, in various sizes for the visitor and exhibition center in Linz, Austria.

These were constructed as closed and open spheres, as well as, accessible items of  1000mm (39 in), 1500 mm  (59 in) and 2500 mm (98 in) in diameter. Thus, these objects have a wide range of applications:  they can be equipped with media equipment or used for a cell experience.

The globes were mounted on the ceiling with a steel cable, and were the highlight of the exhibition.

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These tailor-made custom orbs are made to specifications provided by the client. All spheres are attached to the ceiling by a cable.  This cable is also produced to its respective length from client-provided information.

To produce one sphere, one positive form is needed. This positive mold is then milled into a hard model foam in our machining center.  Next, the surface of the milled mold is leveled and smoothed by hand. From there, the molds are used to produce a two-part negative mold.  This mold forms the sphere. The objects are made ​​by resin transfer molding, which provides their silky smooth surface. The resulting seam of the equator is then smoothed. The result is that the surface is  smooth and flat, allowing it to be chrome plated.  All ACCENTform spheres have the B1 fire protection classification according to DIN 4102 standards.

The 80 ordered balls are broken down as follows:

1000 mm (39 in) spheres 

32 orbs: 30 closed and 2 open

1500 mm (59 in) spheres

32 orbs: 16 closed, 14 open, and 2 double-sided 

2500 mm (98 in) spheres 

16 orbs:  4 closed, 7 open, 1 double-sided, and 4 open and accessible.

The gangways are constructed and assembled on site. However, the rigging must be performed by licensed, professional specialists.


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