HISTORIC RESTORATIONS

Historic lighted medallions, precisely replicated by scanned the originals and creating full 3D CAD models from which the molds were CNC milled. Peterborough Townhouse, Concept: Catlin Architecture, Peterborough, NH

MAKING THE OLD NEW AGAIN

FORMA brings a new level of CNC technology to the historic renovation and restoration industries. We combine a vast knowledge of materials science with 25+ years of successful mold making. We offer the latest digital scanning technology and CNC machining expertise to create complex and historically accurate elements with the look and feel of the originals.

We can produce authentic elements from a wide variety of light weight materials allowing us to choose the best one to suit the desired look and feel of each project. We can work from existing 3D CAD files or with our digital scanning capabilities to produce accurate historical matches of the originals.

Whether you are looking to preserve, restore or replicate old-world forms, our skill and process will serve you well.

 

Onsite Digital Scanning

FORMA provides complete onsite digital scanning capabilities to create replications of historical elements without having to remove the original from the structure. The hand-held digital scanner produces a full 3D CAD model and allows broken or missing details to be digitally added to complete the original shape. The model is then used to generate CNC cutter paths to cut the stone/granite or create molds for GFRC, GFRG or Composite Polyurea replications. This process saves time and money and produces a highly accurate replication of the original elements.

hand held digital digital scanning scanner reverse engineering historic lintel replication

On site digital scanner creates full 3D CAD model of any architectural form or element for its precise replication.

The Materials We Use

Class A Fire Rated Composite Polyurea,  GFRC (glass reinforced concrete), GFRG (glass fiber reinforced gypsum), FRP (fiberglass reinforced plastic), Steel and Aluminum Fabrication.

OUR WORK

Replicated historical cornices being installed, with integrated aluminum attachments frames. Glanz Properties, High St, Boston.

Replicated historical columns and capitals installed in the Bridgewater Academy building, Bridgewater, MA. Concept: Tappé Architects

Replicated medallion with hanging center light, Bridgewater Academy, Bridgewater, MA. Concept: Tappé Architects

Historic cornices and dentals replicated at the Glanz Properties, 121 High St, Boston.

FORMA Beyond metals fabrication shop and master welders.

Rubber molds, being removed from repaired historic capital, will next be used to cast the final capital on the Bridgewater Academy building, Bridgewater, MA. Concept: Tappé Architects

Capital replication, Bridgewater Academy, Bridgewater, MA. Concept: Tappé Architects

Historic cornices replicated with integral steel mounting frames, 121 High St, Boston. Owner: Glanz Properties

Completed replicated insert was molded from 3D CAD data collected with our onsite digital scanning system from the original worn historic insert.

Ceiling medallion replication at the Bridgewater Academy, Bridgewater, MA. Concept: Tappé Architects

GFRC column and capital replications Bridgewater Academy. Concept: Tappé Architects

Historic medallions scanned and replicated from CNC milled molds. Concept: Catlin Architecture, Peterborough Town House, Peterborough, NH.

GFRC replication of historic cornices. Christ the King Parrish, Concord, NH. Concept: Warren Street Architects

Historic restoration of cornices and dentals, 121 High St, Boston. Owner/architect: Glanz Properties

Corner capital replication, Bridgewater Academy, Bridgewater, MA. Concept: Tappé Architects

Ceiling medallion replication, Bridgewater Academy, Bridgewater, MA. Concept: Tappé Architects

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