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Metalwërks® Secures Design Patent for Sculpted™ 3D Ribbon Panel

Three-dimensional rainscreen wall system, architectural feature recognized for innovation

Publish Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2020

KENNETT SQUARE, PA…Metalwërks®, a leading U.S. manufacturer of precision, high-performance metal plate exterior facade systems, integrated curtain wall components, and custom architectural features, recently secured a design patent for its Sculpted™ 3D Ribbon rainscreen system

The company received the designation because of Sculpted 3D Ribbon’s visual appeal and its ability to serve as a canvas for eco-friendly planters and integrated lighting features. Simultaneously, the system is a high-performance rainscreen facade that operates as the building’s main weather protection barrier.

“When we first conceived of Sculpted 3D Ribbon, we firmly believed we had arrived at a groundbreaking solution that could help transform a building’s exterior in ways not considered before. The patent confirms this,” said Steve Scharr, director of business development at Metalwërks. “With Sculpted 3D Ribbon, architects and designers can integrate greenery and lights directly into a rainscreen system for the building’s facade, creating true stopping power for the exterior while also maintaining a unified look. At the same time, others may choose to include Sculpted 3D Ribbon in their project solely because of its interesting geometric patterns.”

Sculpted 3D Ribbon features a series of troughs and access holes within its hollow spaces. Visually, these channels provide an intriguing basket weave pattern while functionally allowing for plant irrigation or electrical connections.

In addition, Sculpted 3D is a turnkey solution with “plug-and-play” components that can be delivered to mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and landscaping trades in a pre-engineered assembly.

“Most projects using these types of wall features require bolting components onto the wall, leaving project teams to deal with coordination of the trades and wall penetration issues later,” added Scharr. “With Sculpted 3D, the features are already embedded within the system, eliminating additional coordination in the field and costly leaks.”

Sculpted 3D is available in three separate design schemes: Ribbon, Parametric, and Minimal. The solution can be made of aluminum, stainless steel, or zinc and manufactured in sizes ranging from 24- to 48-inch widths and 48- to 160-inch lengths. The system’s depth measurements vary.

For more information of Metalwërks Sculpted 3D, visit

About Metalwërks

Metalwërks is the leading U.S. manufacturer of precision, high-performance metal plate exterior facade systems, integrated curtain wall components, and custom architectural features. Founded in 1968, the company operates as Metal Sales & Service, Inc. Metalwërks is Headquartered in Kennett Square, Pa. and has production facilities in Elkton, Md. For more information, visit


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Headquartered in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, with production facilities in Elkton, Maryland, Metalwërks is the leading US manufacturer of precision high performance metal plate exterior facade systems, integrated curtain wall components, and custom architectural features.

Since 1968, Metalwërks has worked in close collaboration with top architects to achieve new levels of form and function in systems precision-manufactured from solid metal plate. Today, Metalwërks remains committed to innovating architectural plate systems that meet the ever-evolving aesthetic, functional, performance, and environmental requirements of architects and building owners.

Originally founded as a metal fabrication and contracting company, Metalwërks possesses a wealth of real-world experience and knowledge that informs every design and engineering decision that go into its systems and projects. This is a big reason why Metalwërks systems are more materially and structurally efficient, far more easily and affordably constructible, and why architects, owners, and contractors alike continue to prefer Metalwërks systems over alternatives.

As a family-owned company, Metalwërks takes ultimate pride in the high quality, integrity and good reputation of its systems, services, and employees. This unwavering commitment to quality is most evident in its craftsmanship, unparalleled in the industry.

Metalwërks stands behind all of its products to ensure absolute customer satisfaction.