How 3D printing improves architecture modeling:
3D printed apartment cross-section.
Businesses face three major challenges in building architectural mock-ups and scale models
- Balance accuracy and production time
- Ensure repeatability of results
- Achieve superior aesthetics
A 3D printer can fabricate a scale model of a proposed structure based on a CAD design which is usually available at this stage of creative process in architecture.
Unlike human model makers, a 3D printer relies on technology rather than craftsmanship which leads to almost perfectly repeatable results.
Model making in architecture requires utmost precision down to tenths of a millimeter. Desktop 3D printers can easily achieve that level of dimensional accuracy.
Ease of use
A 3D plug & play printer can be operated by anyone at the office. There is no need for extensive training or engineering expertise.