3D Illuminated sign

Project description

We were approached by  Ziehl Abegg UK in Chelmsford about the possibility of making a 3D illuminated sign for their new unit

Following a site visit and some initial design work we came up with a two part design which meant bolting a back panel to the wall and fitting the 3D letters over the top, securing with stainless steel bolts.

Design solution

Letters created with SolidWorks modeling computer-aided design here at Beckwith Engineering.

Made from 3mm aluminium, the letters were laser cut then tig welded and cleaned off to create the 3D form.

The next step was to powder coat in Ziehl Abegg company colours, blue and gold, this was preceded by a chrome 3 pre-treatment.

The back plates were not powder coated and had clear LED light fitted to create back lighting.

Installed by Beckwith Engineering

The 12.5m long x 1m high sign now needed to be fitted 6m up on the site of the building, so with the help of a cherry picker we went about fitting the back plates, initially using a full size drilling jig to ensure the spacings were correct.

Once the back plates were in place we then fitted each letter, including the logo, individually, securing with stainless steel bolts, it was then down to the electricians to hook up the power and the job was complete.

Illuminated 3d sign

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