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.
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.