Video's and Processes

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Below are some videos of examples projects that we have recently been part of. All videos are shot by a B.St.Design employee during production sign off's of projects. We will update and add as the year goes on. Many new fun projects with an array of design and machines to make them possible.

 

Recent Project Video's from Denver Metro Network.

 

Custom Die Cutting of Offset Printing


Offset Printed Custom Die Cut Boxes: The process shown above is taking a offset printed sheet and feeding it through a large die cutting press. There is a custom die which is created with razor rulers inserted where cuts will be made. The sheets are fed through the machine with rollers, and suction cups.

 

How many is 1500 boxes?: The company ordered a total of 1500 boxes at a size of 12.5 inches x 8.5 inches x 2.5 inches deep. You see the large stack in the machine, and the smaller stack on the pallet jack on the floor. When owner, Blake St.Clair, stood by the stack at 5'11" tall the total stack was a few inches taller. So 1500 of this projects boxes are a stack as tall as Blake!

 

Laser Etching & Cutting

Custom Acrylic: We can easily make a cutom wood case, custom plastic box, custom paper flat pattern, or any other ptototype application using the Laser CNC System. Also we can put almost any object into the machine and put a logo, or picture onto the plastic, wood, or metal surface (always want to test, in hidden or alt. piece). You could customize company hard drives, or cell phones, brand items "for store use only" and etc.

 

Materials: We can laser cut plastics, woods, rubbers, foams, and papers. Depending on the material, there is usually no limit to the thinnest sheet we can cut, and the thickest sheet we can cut is typically 1/2" (12 mm). Also you are welcome to provide us with the object or material to etch on to (can etch almost anything from a Ipod to a Glass bottle, yes round is not an issue).

 

CNC Router

CNC Sheets: CNC Routers are the best option for processing wood. In sheet sizes of 4 foot by 8 foot with any bit you can put in a standard router aided by a X, Y, Z perfection guidance system. Above is a ShopBot system, we prototype on this machine, and the more into a large commerical machine for production. On this machine you manually load the bits, on larger machines it is all automatic. We have access, and use very often powerful CNC systems like these. Delmac and Busellato Systems are what Blake was trained on, programmed, and designed programs for 4 years in the custom cabinetry industry with Abacus Cabinetry Inc.

 

Foundry

Pouring Metal: Above is the final metal pouring as part of the Art Institute of Colorado's Industrial Design Technologies Program. One of the many manufacturing techniques that was required for our degree in IDT. Mr. Larry Denton, amazing and inspiring professor, instructor, colleague, and friend demonstrates the art of pouring metal.

 

Thank you Mr. Denton!

Machine Info, Facts, FYI...

We will be adding to our Videos Pages soon! Thanks BST.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Printing Possibilities with Professional Print!
 

Offset Printing
Offset printing (sometimes called traditional printing) is what the majority of our business encompasses. Large runs of general qty. of 5k and more..

Digital (Offset) Printing

Digital printing utilizes toner instead of ink thus allowing for shorter-run projects to be printed at a fraction of the cost of traditional offset printing.

 

Variable Data Printing
Variable data printing allows you to personalize each individual mailing. Personalizing printed materials with a company or customer name increases readability and ultimately increases your return on investment.

Die Cutting & Embossing
Add style, character and dimension to your project with custom die cuts, foil stamping and embossing.

Metal FX®
Looking to get a little extra pop out of your marketing piece? Metal FX technology is much more than metallic ink. Metal FX adds a life-like dazzle to your design by allowing you to print hundreds of metallic colors with just one additional metallic plate and specially-formulated process colors.

Electroluminescence
Does your company's marketing piece need something extra to shine above the rest? Tewell Warren now offers Electroluminescence printing. EL relies on phosphorescent materials which glow when exposed to an electrical current.

 

Info from: Tewell Warren PrintingOne of our great printing sources in the Denver Metro

 

 

 

 

 

 

Materials we CAN Laser Cut:

 

We can cut the following materials. If you do not see your material listed, we would be happy to try cutting it with a sample provided.

  • Plastics:
    • ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene), Acrylic (also known as Plexiglas, Lucite, PMMA), Delrin, High density polyethylene (HDPE), Kapton tape (Polyimide), Mylar (polyester)
    • Nylon – melts badly, PETG (polyethylene terephthalate glycol)
    • Polyethylene (PE) – melts badly, Polypropylene (PP), Styrene, Two-tone acrylic
  • Foam:
    • Depron foam, EPM, Gator foam.
  • Other:
    • Cloths (leather, suede, felt, hemp, cotton), Magnetic sheets, Papers, Rubbers , Teflon, Woods (MDF, balsa, birch, poplar, red oak, cherry, holly, etc.)

Materials we cannot laser cut

We do not or cannot cut the following materials:

  • Metals – We cannot cut through any metals. We do stock an acrylic-based, dual-tone plastic with a faux-metal finish on one side. Water Jet if needed or industrial laser
  • Polycarbonate (PC, Lexan) – we stopped cutting Lexan due to the fumes.
  • Any material containing chlorine
  • PVC (Cintra)
  • Vinyl
  • Glass – we can engrave glass, but we cannot cut it.
  • Fiberglass
  • Printed circuit board (FR4 and other material types)
  • Carbon fiber
  • High-density polyethylene (HDPE) thicker than 1/16" – We are unable to cut HDPE thicker than 1/16"

 

 

 

 

 

 
CNC Router Info:
 

A CNC wood router is a CNC Router tool that creates objects from wood, plastic, resin, foam, and more. CNC stands for computer numerical control. The CNC works on the Cartesian coordinate system (X, Y, Z) for 3D motion control. Parts of a project can be designed in the computer with a CAD/CAM program, and then cut automatically using a router in this application, or other cutters to produce a finished part (laser or water jet use same system, differnt cutter head).

The CNC Router is ideal for hobbies, engineering prototyping, product development, art, and production work.

 

A CNC wood router uses CNC (computer numerical control) and is similar to a metal CNC mill with the following differences:

  • The wood router typically spins faster — with a range of 13,000 to 24,000 RPM
  • Professional quality machines frequently use surface facing tools up to 3" in diameter or more, and spindle power from 5 to 15 horsepower. Machines capable of routing heavy material at over a thousand inches per minute are common.

 

 
Metal Foundry Info:

 

A foundry is a factory that produces metal castings. Metals are cast into shapes by melting them into a liquid, pouring the metal in a mold, and removing the mold material or casting after the metal has solidified as it cools. The most common metals processed are aluminium and cast iron. However, other metals, such as bronze, brass, steel, magnesium, and zinc, are also used to produce castings in foundries. In this process, parts of desired shapes and sizes can be formed.

 

In metalworking, casting involves pouring liquid metal into a mold, which contains a hollow cavity of the desired shape, and then allowing it to cool and solidify. The solidified part is also known as a casting, which is ejected or broken out of the mold to complete the process. Casting is most often used for making complex shapes that would be difficult or uneconomical to make by other methods.