Laser Cut Letters and Forms
Various techniques are used when creating a 3D sign. Generally, basic forms are laser cut from signage materials such as acrylic, MDF or Corflute. Then, depending on the desired effect and intended substrate, these 3D cut letters and shapes are painted, wrapped in vinyl or left as-is before they are screwed, glued or taped into position.
We can also layer these shapes to increase the dimensional depth or mount them to a wall or backing with stud fixings allowing the sign to float above the wall’s surface.
CNC Routered 3D Signs
The CNC Router is a highly versatile piece of equipment. Materials such as cardboard (if you are looking for a more eco-friendly signage option) and Palite foam (which is not suitable for the Laser machine) can be cut by drag-knife and mounted or constructed into 3D displays. In addition, the router carves 3D logos and forms out of blocks of wood and chisels hollows into thick acrylic panels to produce seamless, hollow shapes.
Our fabrication team construct engineered letters from more robust materials like acrylic or metal. And they can produce 3D logos and hollowed-out plastic lettering in several ways.
We create some 3D signs by first cutting flat panels known as the front face, back face and return (sides) on our laser or CNC Router machine. Next, we heat the returns and bend them into shape before taping and welding them together. Finally, the team use specialised acrylic glue to secure plastic panels in place or weld metal elements for rigidity.
Vacuum Formed Signage
For a seamless finish, we have a vacuum form machine at our disposal. First, we produce a three-dimensional shape or letter on the router, which we then coat before inserting it into the vacuum form machine. This machine heats a sheet of plastic and vacuum-forces it over the pre-made 3D logo or letter, then stretches it into shape. Consequently, producing a tough, weather-resistant, seam-free end-product made quickly and cost-effectively.
We have the technology, the tools and the know-how to create your business a distinctive 3D Sign.