RESTORATIONS

Historic lighted medallions precisely replicated in FRP (fiberglass reinforced plastic). Original medallions were scanned to create 3D CAD models and CNC milled molds. Peterborough Townhouse, Peterborough, NH

AUTHENTIC TO THE PAST

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.

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

Historical cornices replicated in GFRC being installed, Glanz Properties, High St, Boston.

Historical columns and capitals replicated in GFRC, Bridgewater Academy, Bridgewater, MA.

Replicated Glass GFRG medallion with hanging center light, Bridgewater Academy, Bridgewater, MA.

Historic cornices and dentals replicated in GFRC, Glanz Properties, 121 High St, Boston.

GFRG ceiling medallion replication in GFRG, Bridgewater Academy, Bridgewater, MA.

Rubber molds, created from repaired historic capital, being removed prior to GFRC casting.

GFRG capital replication, Bridgewater Academy, Bridgewater, MA.

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

GFRC corner capital replication, Bridgewater Academy, Bridgewater, MA.

GFRG ceiling medallion replication in GFRG, Bridgewater Academy, Bridgewater, MA.

GFRC column and capital replications, Bridgewater Academy, Bridgewater, MA.

Historic medallions scanned and replicated in fiberglass from CNC milled molds, Peterborough Town House, Peterborough, NH.

GFRC replication of historic cornices, Christ Church, Concord, NH.

Historic restoration of cornices and dentals in GFRC, Glanz Properties, 121 High St, Boston.

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