Discover how manufacturers, educators, engineers, designers, architects and medical professionals are using 3D printing to shrink product lead times, achieve cost savings and empower the next generation.

Architecture

Reduce reliance on time- and labor-intensive model making


From evaluating early concepts to impressing a client and winning business, 3D models are central to how architects design and communicate. Using 3D printing can reduce model-making times from months to days, and allows complex geometries that couldn’t be made in any other way.

Use 3D printing for:

  • Concept models
  • Massing studies
  • Client presentations
  • Master plans

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“A 3D printed model is stronger and longer lasting. If we outsource the model making, the cost is much greater, and it takes manual labor. Generally, I choose to 3D print models because it allows me to achieve certain results that I would never be able to achieve using traditional methods.”


— Matt White, MATT Architecture

Concept Models

Print several rough models of early designs and decide on the project's direction

Massing Studies

See a building in its context, and quickly scale up a model with modular parts

Client Presentations

3D printing can be combined with other techniques for a striking representation

Master Plans

3D printing provides both fine detail and large volume for planning scale-models

Case Study: MATT Architecture

Cityscape models

Using Ultimaker 3D printers, MATT Architecture increased the number of iterations and reduced the model-making time.


External Suppliers Ultimaker 3D Printers
Iterations per model 1-2 Iterations per model 3-4
Cost per model £400 Cost per model £15