- Lynx(tm) Honeycomb Panel Specifications
unique dismountable honeycomb panel system for the marouflage (continuous
gluing of canvas to a solid support) and direct support of art works
was developed in close association with an artist, Wilson Hurley, for
his monumental set of landscape paintings now viewable at the National
Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, OK.
The system is based on 1" custom extrusions that interlock (see image
below) and permit very precise alignment of the panel joints. The rationale
for the system is:
small transportable & more easily fabricated panels can be manufactured
the honeycomb composite structure provides optimal strength to weight
the use of aluminum as a support material totally circumvents dimensional
changes and associated damages caused by humidity changes. These are
normally seen for organic materials (cellulosics - cotton, linen,
the system is seismically competent and isolates the work of art from
the actual walls of the building
renders the process of reversing the installation simple, cost-effective
and non- damaging to the work of art.
Conservart's LYNX(tm) Panel Joining System
1" Custom Aluminum Extrusion for precise panel alignment.
Panel joined after careful alignment.
ConservArt Lynx male and female custom linking 1" aluminum extrusions
- 6061-T6 aluminum
honeycomb - 1" x 3/8" cell or equivalent
aluminum skins - 0.020-0.040" thick (depending upon supplies at time
adhesive for skins to honeycomb - 2-part marine epoxy, structural
urethane or structural acrylic as dictated by application
adhesive for aluminum edge closeouts and joint extrusions - as above
other edge closeouts on request - Ciba-Geigy Accustick, Epocast 1681-AB,
2-part kneadable, low-density, syntactic epoxy
Panels will be supplied in a vertical format with a maximum width of
6' and a minimum width of 4' in lengths up to 14' (dependent upon readily
available supplies at time of actual order). Generalized engineering
specifications are available upon request. These components far exceed
nominal shear, tensile and compressive strengths of most building materials.
and Mounting Detail
Due to the low mass of the panel system (approximately 1.2 lbs./sq.
ft.), it is possible to support the entire system with the most minimal
set of attachments. Given the 1" thickness of the panels, unit loadings
The bottom edges of the panels are generally supported by sections of
slotted 1.75" or 2" (1/8" thick) aluminum angle that are lagged into
the existing wall with 1/4" steel self- drilling, self-tapping screws
or lags (as many of which can be set into the existing structural members
as possible). A single fitting of this type has a minimum 500 lb. rating.
The slots will match the preexisting edge hardware (10-32 or 1/4-20
304SS hex bolts). The entire painting can be precisely set for depth
with this type of flexible slotted system. See the image above.
The load is vertical and the non-vertical moment is negligible. The
system for fixing the vertical and top edges utilizes the same slotted
angle system but the lengths of angle are limited to 2-3" pieces for
single lags. Only 2-4 of these anchors are used over the top and side
edges of most panels.
The system can be installed with 1" clearances on each edge. However,
2" clearance is preferable for ease of tool manipulation.