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Applied Metal

 

The selection below showcases a select few examples of our capabilities in surface design. Individually unique in their own right, we are also capable of combining our products to create truly bespoke masterpieces. From the smallest sculpture to multi-story developments, we encourage our clients to push the possibilities of what is achievable using our effects.

 

APPLIED METAL

 

We specialise in custom surface treatments. Our applied metal surfaces use real semi-precious metals that we apply and hand polish in our factory. Applied metal surfaces are suitable for interior and exterior applications. Our range of metals include zinc, copper, brass, bronze, aluminium, nickel, iron, pewter, anthra zinc, gold nickel, silver nickel, rose alloy, armoury brass, sentinel copper, and treasury bronze

This gallery shows examples of the range of applied metals, textures, ageing effects and surface effects we can achieve.

Sample requests can be made to info@axolotl.com.au. We stock a vast range of flat samples showcasing our metal colours, textures and ageing effects. Custom samples with 3D profiles, carved and embossed designs can also be arranged for a fee. As our finishes are available in a wide range of colours, textures and effects it is best to follow our specification guide when specifying for your project.


BRONZE, TREASURY BRONZE & GOLD BRONZE

 

Our Bronze surfaces are available in a range of textures, aged patinas and surface effects. The swatches below show examples of the different combinations available.


BRASS

 

Our Brass surfaces are available in a range of textures, aged patinas and surface effects. The swatches below show examples of the different combinations available.


COPPER & SENTINAL COPPER

 

Our Copper coatings are available in a range of textures, aged patinas and surface effects. The swatches below show examples of the different combinations available.


SILVER & CHAMPAGNE TONES: ALUMINIUM, ZINC, STAINLESS STEEL, NICKEL, GOLD NICKEL, SILVER NICKEL, ROSE ALLOY

 

Our silver toned surfaces are available in a range of metals, textures, aged patinas and surface effects. The swatches below show examples of the different combinations available.


DARK TONES: GRAPHITE, PEWTER, ANTHRA ZINC, SLATE & AGED SEMI-PRECIOUS METALS

 

Dark toned metals are crated with various metal alloys, aged patinas and surface effects. The swatches below show examples of the different combinations available.


RUST, WEATHERED STEEL & CORTEN STYLE COATINGS

 

Our Rust surfaces are available in a range of textures, aged patinas and surface effects. The swatches below show examples of the different combinations available.


TEXTURES

 

Below are examples of the range of textures our metals are available in; Cast, Pseudo Smooth, Smooth, Pitted, Light Texture and Lunar (fine, medium and heavy). Special skin textures, Viper and Cayman are also available.


PATINAS AND AGEING

 

By applying one (or more) of our aged effects, the colour and feel of our metals can be subtly or dramatically changed. Our patinas include; Black or Brown Florentine which darkens the metal, Verdigris which adds a powdery blue-green patina and Pearl which ads a vibrant pearlescent lustre. Ageing effects can be worked after treatment to expose the metal colour through as desired.


SURFACE EFFECTS - ROUTED, CARVED & EMBOSSED

 

Shallow routed and carved surface effects are created in the substrate using CNC machinery before metal coating. These designs are typically de-bossed 1-3mm deep and can be created into our recommended door substrates or MDF from 9mm thick. Embossed designs are created on the face of the surface, built up in our coating material.

Axolotl have a range of routed, carved and embossed designs to choose from or you may supply your own in a vector file format (AI, EPS, PDF, DWG, DXF). Below are examples of these effects, they are often paired with aged metals to create additional contrast.


SURFACE EFFECTS - 3D PRINTED

 

Intricate and multilayered embossed designs can be created with use of our flat bed 3D printer. Axolotl have a range of 3D embossed designs to choose from or you may supply your own in a jpg or vector file format (AI, EPS, PDF, DWG, DXF).  

Below are examples of these effects, they are often paired with aged metals to create additional contrast.


SURFACE EFFECTS - 3D ROUTED

 

3D routed effects are created in to the substrate using CNC machinery before metal coating. These designs can vary from 3-15mm deep and require thicker panels to accommodate the profiles. 

Axolotl have a range of 3D routed designs to choose from or you may supply your own profiled panels for treatment.  Below are examples of these effects, we typically achieve a polish on the highest points and a cast texture in the rebates.


SURFACE EFFECTS - ETCHED

 

Etched designs are keyed into the surface of our metal finishes to create a subtle contrast. Ageing can be applied over this to achieve stronger effects.