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What is the difference between an engineer scale and an architect scale?
At the basic level, architects deal in fractions and engineers use decimals. So, the inch calibrations on architect scales are divided into or demarcated by fractions like 1/16, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, etc., while the engineers use tenths (10 scale), twentieths (20-scale), etc. Metric scales (also called International Scales) have centimeter (CM) and millimeter (MM) calibrations - not inches. Check out the Scales Explained PDF for a more detailed explanation.
What are Pocket Scales?
Alumicolor® Pocket Scales are traditional triangular scales about the size of a ball point pen. They are a great promotional item for architects, engineers, realtors, landscapers, builders, electricians, and other professionals. These handy scales are accurate and functional tools that will be treasured and used for many years. Pocket Scales come packaged in a clear plastic tube with cap at no extra charge.
What are Solid Scales?
Solid Triangular Drafting Scales are the perfect promotional item for your executive clients in the architectural, engineering, contracting, landscaping and electrical fields. Alumicolor® scales are made from extruded aluminum with photo anodized calibrations that resist wear or being removed by solvents.
Color Coded Scales have a different color stripe on each side, making it easy to find the scale you want.
"B" versions have one side of calibrations removed for the best imprint area.
What are Color-Coded Scales?
Color-Coded Solid Triangular Scales are the perfect promotional item for your executive clients in the architectural, engineering, contracting, landscaping and electrical fields. Alumicolor® scales are made from extruded aluminum with photo anodized calibrations that resist wear or being cleaned off with solvents. Color Coded Scales have a different color stripe on each side, making it easy to find the scale you want.
Now available in 4" and 6" sizes.
What are Hollow Scales?
Hollow Triangular Drafting Scales provide a larger imprint area to properly display your client's logo. They are used by architects, engineers, realtors, landscapers, builders, electricians, and other professionals. Alumicolor® scales are made from extruded aluminum with photo anodized calibrations that resist wear or being removed by solvents.
Available in 6", 12", and 18" sizes!
What is a Drafting Fan?
A Drafting Fan is another convenient all-in-one tool made from aluminum that has all standard Architect, Engineer and Metric scales used in the industry. It has double-sided aluminum blades with a large blank blade for your imprint.
What is a 4-Bevel Scale, and what are its advantages?
The Architect and Engineer 4-Bevel Scales are an upscale precision drafting tool. Professionals will be pleased to own and use these quality scales which are made from extruded aluminum. The ultra smooth edges and photo anodized calibrations will draw lines that are smooth, straight and tick-free.
Who uses Architect and Engineer Straight Edges?
Alumicolor® Architect and Engineer Straight Edges are used by architects, engineers, realtors, landscapers, builders, electricians and other professionals. These scale have a larger imprint area than a pocket scale for your client's logo. Extruded aluminum gives a rigid feel with ultra smooth edges.
What is an AlumiDrafterTM?
The AlumiDrafterTM is the newest addition to Alumicolor®'s long line of innovative drafting products. Invented by a practicing architect, this multi-use tool gives the user all the advantages of a traditional triangular scale in addition to many other features, while solving the portability problem of its bulkier counterpart.
4 tools in 1! Measure and scale drawings, Draw circles and arcs, Draw angles and triangles, or use as a cutting edge.
What is the function of a Select-A-ScaleTM?
Alumicolor® is proud to introduce the Alumicolor® Select-a-ScaleTM. An ultra convenient and functional drafting tool that allows architects and engineers to select multiple scales, all in one product. The unique design incorporates a sculptured arch on the bottom for ease of movement. A rotating rod on the top displays one of six available scales while the solid aluminum base has fixed scales on the front as well as a raised inking edge. Made from extruded aluminum with calibrations added using the Alumicolor® photo anodizing process. Available in 7 different colors!
Who uses a Joist/Truss Architect Scale?
Our Joist/Truss architect scales are for architects, builders, roofers, framers and lumber yards needing accurate, quality precision drafting scales. The ultra smooth edges and photo anodized calibrations will draw lines that are smooth, straight and tick-free.
What's an AlumiCutterTM and what are the advantages of using it?
An AlumiCutter™ is a creative solution for measuring and cutting without changing tools. It saves time and money! And cut your artwork, not your fingers. Protect your fingers behind with finger guard grove when using the raised cutting edge of the AlumiCutterTM. The recessed neoprene non-slip backing keeps the AlumiCutter positioned in place with just a light touch.
How does purchasing Alumicolor's Breast Cancer Awareness products support the cause?
Alumicolor® is proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. When you purchase any of these items, Alumicolor® will donate 10% of the 1st column price to breast cancer research. So even if you buy in large volumes to take advantage of the quantity discount, we will still donate 10% of the highest price listed. Working together we can help put an end to breast cancer.
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