One of our major projects was this beautiful oriental bar canopy at a private members club in London.
The images show how this intricate construction was taken from design, right through to completion. The team did a fantastic job in bringing this together within a tight time pressure.
Using Autodesk inventor we individually drew each component of the over bar canopy and assembled them on screen to make sure each part fitted exactly.
We received the initial design in 2D which needed to be re-designed in to 3D to ensure the layers could fit together and adjusted to allow correct interaction. Using Autodesk inventor, our CAD team developed a template to lay and hold the intricate frame precisely. This was cut out of MDF using a CNC machine that allowed us to place, align and weld with 100% accuracy.
Once the frame was constructed, laser cut brass was brushed and patinated before being applied in layers to the support frame. With such effort afforded in the preparation of the bar, the installation went smoothly.
The structure was built up in layers with the brass supported by a steel sub frame which without, the use of 3D drawing would have been nearly impossible to build in the time schedule required.
To make sure the steel sub frame was completely accurate we used our 3d drawings to produce CNC cut MDF welding templates.
Steel support frames were then manufactured to exact tolerances.
Before water jet cutting the very expensive brass ribs we prototyped these in mild steel to make sure the accuracy was good. We did not need to make a single adjustment from the original drawing.
Once we were happy all the brass components would fit the steel frame we then proceeded with the manufacture of the brass ribs and edging.
We then bonded our manufactured brass edging to MDF sub straights.
We grained each piece to produce an even finish before applying bronze patination.