Architectural 3D Printed Scale Models
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What type of file is required ?
We can work with any file format that describers best your project. Some of the common software file formats we works with are: all BIM files (Revit, ArchiCAD etc.), PDF, SketchUp, Rhino3D, AutoCAD, 3DS Max, Maya and more.
If you can design it, we can print it!
Send us your 3D files. If they are ready to 3D print you will receive a quote and we can move forward immediately. Sometimes the files we receive require some work in order to bring them to life. If that’s the case we will send you a detailed description of what we have to do and how much it will cost.
How much does it cost to 3D print a model?
This depends on several variables: size of the model, monochrome or full color, features like terrain, interior walls, stairs, furniture, or any other objects you would like included. Another big pricing factor is the 3D Printing technology, which will determine the level of detail possible. Send us your files and will get back to you with a recommendations and well described quote.
What is the largest model you can 3D print?
The maximum build volume of the 3D printers we work with are:
FDM – Fused Deposition Modeling
Dimensions: 290 × 275 × 250 mm
Materials: PLA(bio-degradeble) and Wood-like
SLS – Selective Laser Sintering
Dimensions: 650 × 350 × 550 mm
Materials: Strong and Flexible Nylon, White only
BJ -Binder Jetting
Dimensions: 250 × 380 × 200 mm
Materials: Full Color or White SandStone like material
While this is the largest model sizes we can print in a single piece, the final size is almost unlimited considering we can print the model in multiple pieces!
Can you transform 2D plans to 3D? How much that cost?
We specialize in taking 2D ideas and turning them into 3D realities. The price depends on the size and complexity of your project and whether your final scale model is in full color or monochrome. For example on average the modeling stage of a model could be as little as $250 for a simple floorpans and all the way to $5,000 for large and complex models with a lot of different parts and features.
How strong are the models? Can they be shipped?
PLA, Wood-like and Nylon scale models are quite strong, there won’t be any issue with them at all. The Sand Stone option is brittle, more fragile and can break if dropped. We handle all 3D printed models with care and have them professionally packaged before shipping.
What is the turn around time ?
For most 3D printed models the turn-around time is close to 10-15 business days. However every project is different thus an estimated time will be provided with the quote. The main factor is the communication between us. We can design, modify and optimize the files more quickly when your revisions are quick and well described.
How do I send you my project files?
The best way to send us your files for revision and free quoting is through cloud services like: Dropbox, WeTransfer, Google Drive or others. Simple send us a link the uploaded files via e-mail or use our Contact Us page.