What file type is required to 3D print a model?
We work with all architectural CAD programs including AutoCAD, Revit, Chief Architect, ArchiCAD and Sketchup, just to name a few. If you design in 3D, we will start with your 3D files. If you have 2D blueprints and elevations, or artist‘s sketches, we can build a model from these files as well.
Do the printers print in color?
Yes. Most of our architectural models are printed in full-color, sandstone-like material and print in full color. Anything printed in UV-cured resin materials are a single color but can be painted.
What is the material used?
Most of our interior 3D models are 3D printed in sandstone-like material; however, we also print in UV-cured resins. From time to time, we will combine laser cutting with 3D printing technologies to provide the ultimate model. We also use hand modeling techniques for specialized furniture.
What is the largest model you can 3D print?
The build envelope on our larger printers is 9“ x 15“ x 20“. This is the largest model we can print in a single piece. We can 3D print larger models in multiple pieces. We have built many interior models that are finished anywhere from 2‘x2‘ to 6‘x8‘ (including base).
What is the turnaround time for a 3D-printed architectural model?
We usually ask for four to six weeks from the time we take the order to when you will receive the model. We understand that sometimes deadlines are tight and we can accommodate rush orders in as little as one week.
Can you 3D print the exterior of a home or building?
Yes. We can create a model that is proportional to the landscape and geography it will be built upon.
Could I use a 3D printed interior model as evidence in a court case?
Our architectural models are accurate, highly-detailed, and add value to court cases as demonstrative evidence. In 2013, we created a courtroom exhibit of a residence that helped the defense attorney win his client's case. This model showed the exact furniture placement throughout the home.
Can you 3D print terrain, swimming pools, arbors, hardscaping features, etc?
Yes. We 3D print many of these items in our interior models. Depending on whether your interior model wants to continue flowing outside is all that really has to be decided on.
If I want a second model is it cheaper?
Our pricing is based on the amount of material used and the time it takes to prepare your design. The second model is less money because the design portion is complete.
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