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Post Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:41 pm

Advice needed on making a Flange sign please?

Hello ,

Jist a quick one has anyone ever made a flange sign from ACM or similar material ?i was thinking about routering a fold on one side so it can be fixed to the wall ?


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Post Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:43 am

Re: Flange sign- here's one I made earlier

Here's one I made earlier
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Post Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:18 pm

Re: Flange sign

Cheers phil is it just folded acm ?
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Post Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:49 pm

Re: Flange sign - here's one I made earlier

Folded ACM with PVC (Forrex) top and bottom caps.

A simple routed and folded panel won't be strong enough. Here's a diagram showing how it was folded looking down through the sign
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Post Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:52 pm

Re: Flange sign

I like this a lot!
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Post Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:18 am

Re: Advice needed on making a Flange sign please?

Nice design, Phill!
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Post Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:33 pm

Re: Advice needed on making a Flange sign please?

I made one very similar to Phills for a customer but then never put it up as I was worried that the effects of the wind might quickly cause it to fail along the joins. Ended up just using a standard projecting sign instead. Thought about using ally angle bonded or riveted at the joins to give it a bit more strength but never got round to trying it. Countersunk rivets would probably be ok & still keep the faces completely flat but then you have to think about covering it to hide the heads :blushing:
The outer aluminium skin is very thin & a projecting sign will move a bit no matter how light the winds are.
I just wasn't confident enough to risk putting it outside. Phill has his one in the unit & I am sure as an internal sign they would be completely fine :lol: :lol:

Still kicking about the unit somewhere, will have to find it & take a couple of pictures :lol:
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Post Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:44 pm

Re: Advice needed on making a Flange sign please?

The one im lookong to install in indoors in a shopping centre so no wind im thinking of going down tbe road of 2mm alu and bendi g a flange into it
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Post Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:58 pm

Re: Advice needed on making a Flange sign please?

How do you intend to bend it? 2mm ally isn't as easy to bend in a straight line as you might think or you you have a bending machine ?
You will also probably get a tighter radius curve using 3mm composite that has been v-grooved as opposed to 2mm solid ally sheet plus the composite will be cheaper. I used to do quite a lot of work with 2mm ally years ago but had the tools to be able to do that :lol: :lol:

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