An innovative use of Dibond in the exhibition sector was recently demonstrated by Mazda at the Sydney Motor Show 2006.

dibond_mazda_stand_innovaton_02.jpgThis original design was created for the Mazda stand at the Sydney Motor Show 2006 by the team at Infocus Design headed by Michael Slater.

The item was first made from mild steel plates and had to be cut using a laser or some other heavy duty cutting tool. The steel was then rolled and machined before being painted with a primer and two top coats.
Sounds difficult and expensive? Well some may say that the cost and difficulty factors represent the unavoidable down side of an innovative new design. And that may be true in most cases.

In this case however, the highly experienced and knowledgeable principals from Composite Installations recognised the value in the design of this sleek and stylish information stand and set about making it cheaper, lighter and easier to fabricate and transport.

Utilising aluminium composite material from Alucobond Architectural that is primarily used for signage purposes, the experts at Composite Installations simply cut the shape from 6mm White Dibond material by using a CNC router and forming the curve through a rolling mill. Being white on both sides meant that no further finishing was required, although even for the application of customised paint colours, no special surface treatment would be necessary.

The lightweight nature of aluminium composites allows significant savings in cost and production time, and that benefit flows through to ease of transport and handling.

Just one in an extensive range of aluminium composite products and accessories from Alucobond Architectural, Dibond material provides the necessary rigid structure for this application and demonstrates the level of finish required for the high-traffic exhibition environment.

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