Architectural model making has been traditionally carried out by hand, using materials such as foam, plastic, and wood. However, the rise of 3D printing technology has revolutionized the industry by allowing architects to create 3D printed models quickly and cost-effectively.
With architects now designing their projects in 3D software, it is much easier to transform digital models into physical 3D prints. The benefits of using 3D printing technology in the architecture sector include cost-effectiveness, faster production times, and reproducibility. 3D prints can be easily reproduced with various iterations throughout the design process of an architecture project.
In addition, 3D printing technology can produce extremely detailed models on a minute scale, making it ideal for architectural model making. At our company, we have invested in the Mimaki 3DUJ-2207, a state-of-the-art 3D printer that produces photorealistic models with advanced LED-UV curing technique. This printer can create models with over 10 million colors, high resolution up to 1200dpi, and even translucent effects with clear ink, making it perfect for representing glass features.
Using the Mimaki 3DUJ-2207 has streamlined the process of creating 3D printed models immensely. We were able to print a miniature model in one whole print, achieving finer details despite its small scale. With the help of this technology, architects can create intricate and accurate 3D printed models in a fraction of the time and cost of traditional methods.