img 03Polystyrene foam can be carved to create one-off architectural features or to create large and complex fibreglass moulds for the production of multiple objects.

Polystyrene provides an excellent base for production of large and complex fibreglass pull moulds and plugs where multiple end-products are required. Single use moulds can also be created quickly using polystyrene and are ideal for casting words, numbers or artistic elements to add interest to stark concrete surfaces or to create unique standalone features.
Male or female mould surfaces can be extracted from an electronic model and enhanced to make provision for parting lines, alignment dowels and trim allowances. Once the mould design is completed, the piece is machined from blocks of medium density polystyrene foam. The machined polystyrene is then filled and sanded to produce a smooth surface. After smoothing, the polystyrene is coated with a thick polyurethane hard coating which protects the foam, makes the mould rigid and provides a lightweight support structure. The hard coat provides an excellent surface for fibreglass release agents.

EXAMPLES

Interior Design Features
ICS has produced a wide variety of of lightweight interior design elements - ranging from simple architrave profiles to columns, arches and elaborately carved wall features. Timber elements can also be carved to create freeform curves as shown on the front face of this island bench to frame a corrugated iron kick panel.

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Products & Services

Artwork & Sculptures
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Artwork & Sculptures

We are regularly commissioned by artists and graphic designers to convert their Clay Marquettes or complex 3D electronic creations into the physical form.

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Architectural Products
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Architectural Products

Polystyrene foam can be carved to create one-off architectural features or to create large and complex fibreglass moulds for the production of multiple objects.

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Commercial & Industrial
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Commercial & Industrial

Industrial Carving Services can create single use or multiple use moulds, suitable for Fibreglass or Pre-cast Concrete, to suit your individual requirements.

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Trains, Planes & Automobiles
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Trains, Planes & Automobiles

We have included this tab to show the diversity of our customers’ requirements. It is truly a case of what we can make is only limited by imagination.

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Signage & Exhibition
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Signage & Exhibition

The light weight, versatility and low cost of polystyrene foam make the material ideal for signage, stage props and trade display themes.

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Foam Cutting
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Foam Cutting

Many customers’ requirements can be satisfied using our computer controlled (CNC) hotwire cutting equipment in lieu of the more costly and time consuming 3-axis carving techniques used for more complex model

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3D Scanning & Design
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3D Scanning & Design

Much of our work comes in as electronic 3D models but where an electronic 3D model doesn’t already exist we can 3D scan a customer’s sample to develop the electronic model required for computerised carving..

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