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Case Studies

 

Case studies highlight the process and methods use by Capital Plastics to design, render, and create the many different products we produce.

 

 

  • Museums, Casework & Displays
Solar Man, FedEx Field, Largo, MD

To showcase the new NRG solar initiative at FedEx field, Capital Plastics was contracted to create "Solarman". Solarman symbolizes the 8,000+ solar panels recently installed at Fedex field, which power the stadium 100% on non-game days.

"The Cube", Canal Park, Washington, DC

Studios Architectural contracted to design an element of gigantic proportion to add an exciting feature to the skating rink at Canal Park in Washington, D.C. In collaboration with 3Form, Capital Plastics, with its partner Art Display, set out to build the structure you see here. The acrylic panels were custom made by Cyro Industries Evonic, in Germany. They were then machined by Capital Plastics and hung on the steel structure with 3Form'¬ôs proprietary hardware. At night both structures are lit, with the larger structure able to project movies and images from its interior.

Butterfly Exhibit, Smithsonian Natural History Museum, Washington, DC

Capital Plastics contracted by the Smithsonian to design/build the latest exhibit, which allows visitors the chance to journey through the co-evolution of all types of butterflies and plants. Capital Plastics used 3-D AutoCAD drawings from the architect to turn the structure into a solid model of the entire building. Once the modeling of the building was complete, all of the 3Form panels were formed, and trimmed on our 5-Axis CNC ensuring a perfect fit, with all of the components that were used to build the structure. After all the components were fabricated, the entire structure was preassembled off site and prepared for shipping to be installed at the Smithsonian.

Archstone Apartments, 1st & M, Washington, DC

When Archstone Property Management asked for a courtyard design that had never been done before, Capital Plastics understood it had to be both unique and practical. Each bench area required approximately 60 molds to be built from the solid models. Prior to production we created a virtual model of the Each bench seat and the lighted structure behind was thermo-formed and profiles to size using state of art 5 axis machining, so that when delivered to the sight, minimal machining was required to install.

Blue LED Dual-Rotating Globes

In 2013, Capital Plastics was asked to build a very unique Globe Design for a travelling trade show. The design was extremely complex, calling for TWO globes, one inside another, that would rotate in opposite directions, while at the same time use fading LED illuminations. As always, we embraced the challenge!

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