A revolutionary technology developed by the company, where liquified semi-precious metals such as zinc, copper or bronze can be and applied to the surface of any substrate. Axolotl Metal provides a source of inspiration for architects and designers.
The technology extends both the design and construction potential of any substrate by lending it the appearance of solid metal with none of the restrictions. Once applied, the surface can be treated as if solid allowing endless finished effects, such as etching, carving and texturing.
Key features and benefits
Axolotl metal coatings are typically only 0.5mm thick and can be applied to virtually any solid surface of any size or shape giving the object the appearance of solid metal without the restrictions such as weight and cost.
Metals that can be applied include zinc, copper, brass, bronze, aluminium, nickel, iron and more. By using real metals it gives us the unique ability to apply natural aging processes such as rust, pearl or verdegris patinas.
Substrates that can be bonded with Axolotl Metal include, but are not limited to, MDF, timber, plaster, ceramics, fibreglass, concrete, acrylic, glass and steel.
Axolotl metals are applied as a veneer and use significantly less metal and less power than the traditional cast or sheet metal process. It is far cleaner with much reduced pollution created through production. Axolotl only uses 100% recycled metals.
Axolotl have conducted exhaustive tests on its metals, both in-house and with the assistance of the CSIRO. To ensure the ultimate performance in all situations, it has tested accelerated aging, chemical resistance, foot traffic, ignitability, flame propagation, and heat and smoke release.
There is no better tested metal finish in the market that also complies with Australian standards. Axolotl is committed to supplying the best quality semi precious metal and concrete coatings in the world. Axolotl pioneered the cold metal and concrete coating process and continues to be the market leader in R & D, service and quality product.
The staff at Axolotl has a combined 50 years experience in construction and design. The owners of Axolotl have the most experience of metal application in the world.
Axolotl only employs the most experienced artisans, industrial designers and craftsmen giving you the confidence that the company can work with even the most detailed plans.
Axolotl is committed to staying at the forefront of computer programming and currently utilises CAD, Photoshop and Illustrator amongst others.
Axolotl's technical and design team is dedicated to assisting all areas of the design market – architecture, furniture, signage, sculpture and shop fittings – to fully realise the potential of Axolotl Metals. We provide a customised service from conception to completion.
Located only 12 minutes from the CBD or the airport, the 11,000 square feet factory is as convenient as it is substantial. With bespoke engineering and the ability to complete the entire job on its premises, Axolotl have completed the largest jobs ever undertaken in this market. The showroom has an extensive display of Axolotl Metal applied to doors, signage and feature walls, including the awarded ‘Signature Series’ of architect designed doors.
Service from start to finish
Axolotl has the creative vision and engineering brain power to make any job happen and the experience and personal pride to keep the ‘job open’ beyond final delivery.
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