Tuesday, February 28, 2017

An Atlas Bronze Project Re-Visited: Ground Plates

An Atlas Bronze Project: Ground Plates

Since I am advertising Ground Plate this week, I thought I'd re-visit one of our previous Blog posts. 

Back in 2015, a customer of Atlas Bronze came to us and requested ground plates from our stock. We were thrilled because ground plates are Atlas Bronze's specialty products that we make in house!

Our customer wanted ground plates to create award plaques for the Des Moines Concours d’Elegance 2015, a premier automotive exhibition held at the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park in September. It is an invitation-only exhibition of more than 100 vintage and classic motor vehicles, selected to celebrate the fine art, design evolution and amazing innovations of motor vehicles through the years, as well as the talented designers and engineers who created them.

The award plaques that were created were designated for People’s Choice and Best of Show. You can watch the video of the exhibition here, and at the end you will see them award with the winner!

Our ground plate material is a cost saver and time saver. Since the material is stocked in a ground condition +/- .002 on the thickness (we aim for +/- .000 so if you need a closer tolerance we will mic material upon request). Our bronze flat stock is machined from continuous cast, fine grain plate. Our bars are supplied ground top & bottom. 

A benefit of the ground plates is that there is no milling or grinding necessary on the top or on the bottom – it’s already done for you! No need to block it in, taping it down or tow clamp it anymore!

It was truly a neat experience to see one of our guys actually ground this. Watch the reveal video here!