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Old 11-25-2022, 04:42 PM
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Any idea how something like this is manufactured? (What kind of machinery and process is used to make it).

The metal is brushed aluminum, not sure about the glass or lettering.

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Old 11-25-2022, 05:43 PM
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The face is clear acrylic, text is computer cut (in reverse) black self adhesive lettering fitted onto the back of the clear and the aluminium background cut and fitted together. Backgrounds could be laser cut, routed or cut using a band saw or jigsaw then sanded smooth.
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Old 11-25-2022, 09:40 PM
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The face is clear acrylic, text is computer cut (in reverse) black self adhesive lettering fitted onto the back of the clear and the aluminium background cut and fitted together. Backgrounds could be laser cut, routed or cut using a band saw or jigsaw then sanded smooth.
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Is the self adhesive lettering vinyl?
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Old 11-26-2022, 01:17 AM
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Yes, self adhesive vinyl, it is fitted to the back of the glass/clear acrylic and you cant see any glue so must be self adhesive which has been cut in reverse
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Old 11-26-2022, 02:17 AM
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A local print shop could probably make those letters/numbers for you if they have a vinyl cutter. I couldn't give you any kind of estimate but there may be a setup charge to "create" the graphics used to print the characters.

That would appear to be a piece of plexi mounted with standoffs away from the brushed stainless to give it depth. Maybe a couple standoffs behind it as well but I'm not sure how they would mount it to the bricks. Maybe some double-sided tape? Or threaded posts?
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Old 11-26-2022, 06:19 PM
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^ I think it mounts to the brick with concrete screws, then those chrome caps cover it up.

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Any idea how something like this is manufactured? (What kind of machinery and process is used to make it).

The metal is brushed aluminum, not sure about the glass or lettering.

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How many do you want to make? How much time do you want to spend? What resources do you have? These are questions that should be answered first before starting any project.
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Old 12-24-2022, 05:50 AM
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To elaborate on my previously post:

We have a generation growing up thinking a screw can’t be turned without a cordless power tool. I aim to dispel this growing cancer in our society.

Most of us come with the most sophisticated and versatile machines ever conceived already attached yet for some reason (which too is fodder for another thread) we choose not to use them.

While several machines were used to make the sign, it could be made without them.
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Got in on this late. Yes, the main piece is likely acrylic or polycarbonate. You can cut it on a CNC router or, if you're good, a bandsaw and an edge sander. But the CNC is always more precise. The backer looks like brushed aluminum. Letters would be 2 mil cast vinyl cut on a CNC plotter. Cutting those thin small ones could be a challenge but they can be cut, reverse weeded just fine. The studs are probably stainless steel with standoffs. These are a form of what are commonly called "architectural signs". You can even add braille to them using tiny plastic beads, a tiny drill bit, and a CNC router. The process is very precision and the router must be set up perfectly.
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