Surfaces on Aluminum

Our designers recently attended NeoCon 2016 in Chicago and were inspired by the plethora of colors, materials, products and patterns that were on display. Here's a look at the designs which resonated the most or seemed to cross over into popular requests for finish development trends.
The dynamic mood board features technical finishes inspired by active wear and athletic equipment. These versatile patterns on aluminum range from refined bead blasted metal to bold expressive geometrics.
The Inspiration You'll find bead blasted metal across many markets used on a variety of products. Fine glass beads are applied under high pressure creating a uniformly textured surface. The resulting finish can be very refined to rugged looking depending on the depth of texture.
This selection of aluminum patterns builds on the  natural silver color of aluminum with brushing, halftones and textures. The resulting geometric structures have movement and visual depth which create an energetic feel. Enjoy!
Taking a look back on 2015, here are the most popular posts discussing finish development for aluminum surface decoration. Enjoy! Which was your favorite?  
We recently attended the NAIAS in Detroit. Decorative aluminum trim continues to have a good presence overall from dash panels and door rails to consoles and switchplates. Interior finishes ranged from fine to coarse brushed aluminum as well as subtle technical patterns. All of which take advantage ...
Jewel-like patterns with geometric flare have been pulled together in the latest surface collection. This selection of aluminum patterns uses varying transparent gold tint colors as the foundation. Structure is achieved and enhanced with screened textures. Enjoy!
Subtle and subdued patterns have been pulled together in the latest surface collection. This selection of aluminum patterns uses brused aluminum as the foundation. Structure is achieved with printing tones or detail and then enhanced with screened textures. Enjoy!
Aluminum is a versatile substrate which can be decorated in an endless array of finishes. Mechanical finishes are the first step in building a decorative finish on aluminum. They can be layered with printed color and texture to create precise geometric structures or aged patinaed surfaces.

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