- story by MaterialDistrict
The Vectogramm process features a new computer-based method for transferring image data onto sheet materials (concretes, mdf, plastics) by means of milling technology. First, an image template is scanned and converted into 256 grey scales. In order to transfer the image onto the sheet material, a machining file is generated from the grey values identified, whereby the file includes the milling commands for a special CNC milling machine.
This creates an image on the sheet material when viewed from a distance. But when standing next to the sheet material it’s ’just’ a structure. This way an image can be interpreted in a variety of ways. A Vectogramm creates a 2d surface structure, the relief of which varies from fine to grainy, depending on the resolution of the image used.
The principle areas in which Vectogramms can be used are architecture, marketing, graphics and art. Due to their durability and the fact that they can be reproduced, Vectogramms can be used for facade design on all kinds of buildings as well as creative elements for noise barriers.
The templates are scalable which means that Vectogramms of any size can be produced. The maximum dimensions for sheets are limited to 4900 x 2000 mm.