BEYOND METAL

THE LOOK WITHOUT THE WEIGHT

Authentic cold rolled steel trusses, replicated in Class A fire retardant, high-impact urethane foam (at 105 pounds per 30' truss), complete with lite flake texture, gussets and rivets, Rival House, Grand Casino, Hinckley MN. Adding further realism, the 3-monitor media center is mounted directly to the 30' trusses.

Any look and less weight. Whether it’s iron, steel, pewter or titanium; plate, beams, pipes or channels; installation is beyond easy.

Our industrial artisans can hand cast materials with steely realism down to the last rivet, weld, hinge and gusset. Forma commercial replications are a fraction of the weight of the real thing, yet they stand up to years of real-world use and never rust.

FORMA ADVANTAGES

  •  Replications of any type of metal with any color, surface texture, rust or patina.
  •  Beams, plates, channels, panels, decorative structures, etc.
  •  Lightweight for ease of transport, fabrication and assembly.
  •  Doesn’t rust or corrode.
  •  Epoxy Cold Cast™ panels are flexible, able to bend to contoured surfaces. (0.69 PPSF at 0.125" thickness)
  •  Class A foam is made from 100% recycled materials and and at 0.94 PPSF is 25 times lighter than steel.
  •  Metal looks are available in Epoxy Cold Cast™, Class A fire rated high-impact urethane foam, UHPC, GFRC and GFRG.
  •  C-channels are available in Class A high-impact Foam, Epoxy Cold Cast™ or GFRC. GFRC C-channels are 3.5 times lighter than steel and 14% lighter than aluminum, e.g. an 8" GFRC C-channel = 3 PPF, 12" C-channel = 5 PPF, 15" C-channel = 7 PPF, 18" = 12 PPF and 36" = 27 PPF. For comparison, an 8" Foam C-channel = 0.34 PPF and a 15" Foam C-channel = 1.4 PPF.
  •  Available in thicknesses of greater than or equal to  1/8" depending on depth of texture and size of panel.
  •  Interlocking panels up to 3' x 8' for ease of installation.
  •  FORMA can fabricate and efficiently install all materials they make.
  •  Supports interior and exterior applications.
  •  Can be easily repaired if damaged.
  •  10-year color-safe sealers with DE < 1.0 (ASTM G-154).
Download Brochure
Download Brochure

METAL GALLERY

18" x 17' GFRC C-channels (<200 pounds) , 3.5 times lighter than steel, 14% liter than aluminum adorn the exterior of the latest Peloton shop. The Street, Chestnut Hills, MA.

Epoxy Cold Cast™ pocket doors in Heavy Flake with Silver.

GFRC C-channels with replicated nuts and washers provide the look of authentic steel. They are 4-times lighter than real steel for easy installation and provide long term, rust-free maintenance. Celtics and Bruins ProSHop, TD Garden, Boston, MA.

Traditional ODOT Green steel bridge sections replicated in Engineered Wood Fibres, complete with rivets and years of hard earned rust.

Epoxy Cold Cast™ stove pipe, in Heavy Flake with banding, and counter C-channels with rivets, Bar Rustic, Kingston, MA.

I-beams made of lightweight Epoxy Cold Cast™, wood beams from Class A made of lightweight Class A high-impact foam and arches from lightweight GFRC, Bar Rustic, Kingston, MA.

Epoxy Cold Cast™ risers and stringers in Heavy Flake with Bronze, The Row at Assembly Row, Somerville, MA.

Heavy Flake steel plates in Epoxy Cold Cast™ with Silver surrounding bar mirrors. (Photo Courtesy The Row at Assembly Row and JS Photography.)

Epoxy Cold Cast™ I-beams and Lite Flake barrel wall with riveted banding, Bar Rustic, Kingston, MA.

18" GFRC C-channel canopy (12 pounds per foot), The Street at Chestnut Hill.

15" Class A high-impact foam C-channels (1.4 pounds per foot) with Class A foam gusset plates and rivets Also, panels of Class A brick reclamations in White Wash - Fuel America, Worcester, MA.

18" x 17' lightweight GFRC C-channel canopy (200 pounds) being installed at The Street at Chestnut Hill.

Barrel vaulted ceiling covered with Heavy Flake in Bronze steel panel replications made from lightweight Epoxy Cold Cast bring an air of industrial might to the Hartford, CT office.