Chinese New Year (Chinese: 春节 chun jie) – the most important traditional festival in China – is coming…
On the 5th of February 2019 we will switch to the Chinese Year of the happy and enjoyable Earth Pig until the 24th of January 2020. A pig – it brings luck, wealth and satisfaction.
In the year of the Earth Pig it is more about the cohesion in the community, team spirit and happy gathering. Incidentally, the Earth Pig is the most reasonable pig and is very reliable.

We wish our Chinese colleagues “Happy New Year” or 新年快乐 xin nian kuai le!

 

Lines and the interaction of lines make up so many foundations for structures in every aspect of product design. You can find straight lines which are very orderly. You can find organic, wavy lines which are haphazard. You can also find intersecting lines which can be both orderly and haphazard.

Being in tune with the popularity of linear structures, we have compiled a sampling of aluminum patterns that can be integrated into your decorative trim or aluminum badges and emblems. Options exist for any of them to be used as overall decoration or selectively in the background to enhance your overall product design.

Explore the possibilities:

  • Classic Straight Lines
  • Brushed Layers
  • Technical and Precise Finishes

 

Resource for Inspiration

Check out this free resource showcasing finishes on aluminum developed to inspire and spur conversations in your next aluminum trim or badge project. These finishes can be customized in color and scale to fit your needs. They can also be reviewed for translation and interpretation to other substrates like stainless steel and polycarbonate. Graphics can be added to further differentiate and customize products.

How will you integrate linear structures into aluminum patterns for a vehicle?  A washer and dryer? A motorcycle or ATV?  Get your eBook to start exploring the possibilities!

Further Informations  http://www.norcorp.com/design-aluminum-surfaces-blog/linear-surface-collection-ebook

Laser Etched Looking Surface Decoration

A common request for finish development to be used on decorative trim is to achieve the look of fine detail seen in laser etched surfaces.
Subtle intersecting lines flow across the surface of this brushed aluminum trim resulting in the look of laser etched details. I love how tight the structure is on one end of the part and the way that the finish evolves to have more open space between the lines on the other end.

This pattern could be enhanced with some color for the background. Additionally the structure can be adjusted so that it flows specific to the shape of the trim piece, taking into account bends and twists of the surface.