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CNC Routing in Cornwall & nation wide

Hope you’ve  had a great start to your week, cant believe schools are out ( or almost )  & we are approaching the end of July 2019!

I wanted  share some projects with you that  have been achievable with our CNC router since last summer

As well as working on our own projects  with CNC we also offer CNC routing  in Cornwall & nation wide

Which materials can we cut?

The materials we can cut are MDF, Plywood, Hardwood, Melamine Laminates, Solid Surface Materials, Foam core, Corrugated Plastic, Dibond, Aluminium / Soft Metals with a working area of 1300mm by 2500mm
Resolution Accuracy: 0.01mm/100mm.
Design file for cutting: We can also prepare design files for the cutting which gives our customers more possibilities and an easier route in to getting the project done. These are the supported file formats if you can provide design file DWG, DXF, EPS, AI, PDF, BMP, JPG, TIF, GI

What can we achieve, create & cut with CNC?
We can create custom panels, new patterns, bespoke signage, cut out large letters, 3d logos, elements for furniture, pre-cut the elements for our products such as the Christmas sleigh.

We can create large 3d letters suitable for both indoors & out doors. The materials used usually depend on the requirements of the project.
We can also create a custom base for the large letters. The letters are cut with accuracy & speed with our CNC router.
We create letters for marketing. special display, all events such as product launches, graduation ceremonies, exhibitions, brand awareness, window display and theatre productions.

Get in touch with our friendly team for a fast & reliable estimate & to see how we can help you

 

 


Contemporary light seat

 

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So excited to share with you one of our latest creations!

We created a bright red crystal-like outdoor light up seat  for a beautiful garden in Cornwall
The contemporary   seat is suitable for both for exterior & interior design
We can create the shape / size and colour required.
The crucial aspect of this project was to have a seamless finish with internal led lighting. 

Get in touch with our friendly team for  more info

 

 

 


Christmas sleigh made in Cornwall UK

 

Take a look at some of the Christmas sleighs we have created so far  in our workshop in Cornwall.

The  sleighs are made out of exterior ply wood &  are painted with extremely  durable + high quality  2k / car paints

Each sleigh seats 2 to 3 people with additional spacing in the  back for presents

Design: The sleigh design is created by us and can be adapted at request

Production: All components  are CNC cut out of exterior ply wood, constructed together  by hand

Primer + a choice of 2 top coat colours.

If required the sleigh can be customised to specific colours / branding etc

The Christmas sleighs we create are a perfect photo opportunity for a magical Christmas moment.

 

Get in touch to see how we can help create your  Christmas sleigh

 


Exhibition prop – ROG eye

 

It was great to create something so unique & eye catching for an exhibition stand.

Also a pleasure to work with Maxim to create this robotic style exhibition prop.

We used a 3d printer to produce the components of the eye. Once all printed we  constructed  together  we decorated with various electronic pieces and installed the lighting.

The stand was made from fabricated aluminium. The ROG eye was used as a centre piece for our clients exhibition

 

Take a look at some images of the project.

Get in touch with our friendly team to see how we can help with your project 

 

 

 

 


3m high headphones prop

We were delighted to work with Holly & Co who are truly inspirational to create the 3m high headphones prop!

The headphones were created out of: aluminium, eps, CNC cut plywood, FR polyurea coating, primer + spray paint. With an aluminium base for stability.

We created the headphones to a high quality within an incredible short time scale of 7 days!
Holly & Co use the headphones prop for their creative & inspiring events.

Take a look  at some images during production and completion

Get in touch with our friendly team to see how we can help you with your project 

 

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Giant letters & logos

 

Take a look at some of the giant letters & logos we have created   for  events, brand awareness, exhibitions, festivals, public spaces & theatre productions  and more.

With our CNC router we can ensure speed and accuracy, we can prepare the design file for cutting for ease of production.

The letters and logos we create can be used  both indoors or outdoors depending  on the requirements.

For out-door events we advise to coat  with polyurea coating as this is both water and impact resistant rubber coating which is extremely durable.

We are proud of the high quality we can provide with quick turn around times.

To create the letters we usually need a DXF file of the letters or logo additionally  the pantone or ral colours required to spray paint with.

 

 

Get in touch with our friendly team to see how we can help you create your large letters or logos

 

 

 


Creative 2018!

2018 has been a great year for us at ICA Creation!

This year has been both innovative & productive. Especially with the new facilities we have in house with CNC routing this has enabled extreme precision and speed.

Take a look at the diverse creative projects we have had the pleasure to work on

We started 2018 with a project which is both imaginative and inspiring.
We created Winnie the pooh themed elements for Disney’s family rooms at the Westfield shopping centre. The main focus of this project was to be as true to concept as possible whilst being practical and extremely durable.
Take a look at some images of this project we loved working on. In total we created bespoke elements for 3 rooms

Winnie the pooh themed props

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With our new CNC facilities, we are able to create large letters and 3d logos & custom panels.
Take a look at the variety of projects which have been made possible with the CNC router.

As well as cutting we can prepare a design file for the CNC router

Autumn of 2018  brought an exciting project of Creating a 5m in diameter PACMAN exhibition stand for Namco Bandai which was exhibited at the brand licencing Europe 2018 in London’s Olympia exhibition centre

PAC-MAN – Custom exhibition stand

 

We also created elements for DaVinci’s gourmet ‘s exhibition stand. We created a pouring liquid effect of their sauce.

Liquid effect exhibition prop

 

 

 

Scaled up 3d replicas!

This year we created a variety of exciting props!

A 1.20m high replica of a holesaw to use at the manufacturer’s exhibition
Large trainer props to help raise awareness, a sparkly red and gold top hat to be used as a prop alongside a performance.   We worked with a school to create an artificial Wisteria tree to help create an inspiring space in their library.

 

We started the Winter 2018  in a great way, creating some festive props such as the red and gold sleigh,  we also had the pleasure of creating the amazing characters Shrek & Donkey to be used at creative displays.

A big thankyou for sharing 2018 with us.

We wish you an absolutely  amazing new year!

We look forward to an incredible 2019!

 

 

 


Props for events

Props are a great way to create a wow factor at an event & make it memorable!

 

We can create custom props, sculptures, CNC cut large letters & logos with the right colours and shapes to amplify your branding in a positive way!

The custom props add  an excitement element  to an event that  create a perfect photo opportunity for all attending which is great for social media marketing at it’s best and with ease. In effect the prop can be a great tool to gain positive visual impact and create a talking point for your business or organisation. Especially because of the approach &  a much more fun way of engaging  with people + media.

The props we create and are great for indoors and out door events once coated with fr polyurea which is both a water / impact resistant coating.

With the large letters and 3d logos as well as cutting them out, coating and spray painting  we can prepare the design file to cut out with our in house CNC facilities.

Take a look at some of the key  props we have created for our clients which have made a positive impact at their event venues!

Get in touch with our friendly team to see how we can help you

 

 

 


Why is FR polyurea coating great for props?

There are many techniques we use to achieve our creative projects & props.

One of the main techniques and products we use to  create  our props, sculptures, 3d logos & large letters is waterproof + extremely durable coating application of Polyurea which is a high quality rubber material

How do we apply it?

 

Polyurea is a manually spray applied coating using a high-pressure system with our specialist coating machine.

The amount of layers applied will depend on thickness required.

Most often we coat on to sculptures, shapes and letters carved  or CNC cut from polystyrene.

Is Prep still necessary ?

Just like anything for good results prep is crucial, sanding the surface, making sure no moisture is important.

 

Advantages of polyurea application?

Speed is the major advantage of this coating, after spray application the coating is dry within seconds!

Depending on how smooth you would like the finish to be there may be some sanding prep work prior to primer  application.

Once primed and fully dry the project is ready to spray paint!

This FR coating we use  is both water & impact resistant which is perfect  for the props durability and practicality.

Especially if you are looking for your props to be long lasting  and suitable for both indoors and outdoors.

Take a look at some of our props where polyurea has been a major factor in getting it right!

Get in touch with our friendly team to see how we can help you achieve your project


Themed props for interior spaces

Creating themed props true to concept is something we passionately do.

We have created themed props for several public interior spaces take a look below to see a couple of spaces we have helped transform:

Westfield shopping centre: The brief was to create Winnie the pooh elements for the family rooms for Westfield shopping centre which had to be true to concept as possible, durable + impact resistant.  All bespoke elements were hand decorated. The wooden effect items had to be splinter free, to look like authentic rustic timber yet not as heavy as real wood. We created various trees for each room, wooden effect log seats, ipad logs, pumpkins, rustic timber replica fencing, gate, frames, flowers.

 

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Discover story centre: This was a great project to work on. Each element had to be as close as possible from illustrations from Dr Seuss which isn’t always the easiest task however we loved the challenge and also client was very happy with the out-come.

Discover story centre ignites the imagination which is captured within a book.

We created a cave like tunnel, Truffula trees, various colourful trees, a sofa and a dr Seuss themed car. All props are coated with  FR polyurea which is both a  water and impact resistant coating.

Discover story centre London- Click image to view more

 

Cadbury world Café: We created white fluffy clouds and bespoke cladding for the Café’s  make over.

Each cloud had to be slightly different in shape  in order to create a realistic effect.

All clouds include an internal fixing system in order to either suspend or fix to the ceiling.

Both cloud and cladding elements were coated with FR polyurethane & spray painted white

 

White fluffy clouds, custom interior elements

 

Get in touch with our friendly team to see how we can help you create an inspiring space