Stunning effects with stabilized aluminium foam
Alusion is a form of Stabilized Aluminium Foam. The patented process for creating Alusion starts with a metal matrix composite – an aluminium alloy to which ceramic particles have been added. Once melted, the aluminium alloy is poured into a foaming box. Gas bubbles exiting immersed rotating impellers (a component of the air injection system) form the foam. The foam collects on the surface of the molten material, where it can be continuously drawn off to form a sheet. The foam structure is predominantly closed cell. The cell size is controlled by the gas flow rate, impeller design and impeller rotational speed. The rate and means by which the gas is introduced can be varied to produce foams with varying densities. Genesis PD uses Alusion together with epoxy, and can also be used with ‘coloured epoxy’.
One of the stunning examples can be seen at Repossi stores – Paris/France.
Alusion Sheet Products
Alusion is produced in continuously cast sheet 4’ (1.22m) wide which is cut to 8’ (2.44m) lengths. Longer lengths can be produced if sufficient quantities are required.
02 BRONZE BLACK
03 DARK GROEN
04 MYSTIC CHERRY
08 BLOOD RED
09 SOFT MATTE BLACK
Also check our Alusion Project page for more inspiration.