A Sign That Really ‘Pops’

Custom and Sign Engineering own an AXYZ CNC router

Custom Sign & Engineering based in Newburgh, Indiana design, manufacture and install all kinds of custom-made interior and exterior signs. As the name suggests, each sign they do is tailor-made to order to fit a customers specific needs. In their experience, the right sign in the right place can mean increased business and a positive perception for both business and customer.

Only recently they were approached by a client with a rather unusual brief. A popcorn company wanted a roadside attraction, a special kind of sign for their storefront that would attract the attention of not only the locals but also any tourists driving through. It was Custom Sign & Engineering they turned to with the intention of translating their vision into reality.

They were given a snack-sized box as an example of what it had to look like and after some discussion as to the size it should be, the final design ended up calling for a fourteen foot tall popcorn box.

The fabrication of the four-sided popcorn box was made from aluminum panels that were cut using Custom Signs, AXYZ 5010 Series CNC router. The panels were then taken to the paint shop to have red and white stripes applied, after which it was then transported to the job site in two pieces for installation. Finally it was mounted onto an existing light pole and placed at an angle for maximum visual impact.

Bob Mounts, Purchaser at Custom Sign & Engineering commented: “We are delighted with the AXYZ router and how it has helped increase our production capacity, as well as help improve the quality and consistency of our products.”

The AXYZ brand offers the widest range of machine sizes and configurations of any machine in the industry. It is the platform on which most options and tool configurations can be configured. It is also the system with the most diverse combination of table lengths, higher gantries, extra cutting tools and custom table design. The AXYZ line consists of the 2000, 4000, 5000, 6000, 8000, and 10000 Series machines in a wide range of configurations.

In particular the AXYZ 5010 that Custom Signs invested in is one of the most popular size formats of all the AXYZ machines. Processing materials up to 72” (1842mm) wide, the 5000 Series can accommodate full sheets of most common substrates.  Lengths start at 120” (3048mm) and can be extended by increments of 24” (610mm). Like all AXYZ CNC routers, the 5000 Series is driven by the high powered motion capability of the AXYZ A2MC control system. The A2MC delivers much faster and smoother motion based on S-Curve (Seven Segment Velocity) trajectories, leading to a significant reduction in ‘bounce’ and vibration caused by sudden acceleration or deceleration that is often found with other control systems. As well as being fully compatible with all popular CAD/CAM packages, this makes the A2MC controller one of the most powerful control systems available today.

The popcorn box that Custom Sign & Engineering created is now serving its purpose and is helping to draw people in for a taste of the popular snack. Their client commented: “We love it. The finished project was just exactly what we wanted — and more.”

Custom Sign & Engineering Inc.   Toll Free: 866-313-SIGN

Tel: 812-401-1550   Web: www.customsign.bz