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BENEFITS OF 3D PRINTING FOR ARCHITECTS
Architecture is about realizing a beautiful design, vision or combining form and function to create something new. A creative idea starts in the mind and translating this to your peers sometimes can be challenging, let alone your clients.
Using 3D printing in your process allows you to quickly create a tangible model. The impact of a physical object is stronger than a visualisation on a computer screen. Start physically creating directly after modelling your ideas. The 3D printer does all the work for you, saving time on creating a model or shape study by hand.
A huge advantage is the freedom in form. Conventional methods of model making allow you to quickly create boxes, but a curved object like a stadium provides a serious challenge. A 3D printer can create any object for you to convince your client with one, or several high quality models during your pitch.
HOW TO USE A 3D PRINTER FOR ARCHITECTURE
Designing for 3D printing
To ensure a high quality 3D print it is essential to keep the design rules for 3D Printing in mind. When designing your model you need to take into account the fact that your model is build up with closed surfaces and printable wall thicknesses.
3D Print your design
The great thing of 3D Printing is that you are able to print complex shapes and highly detailed designs that will be too time consuming if they were build by hand. A 3D Printer can be used to print detailed designs, e.g.: complex facades, interiors, environmental elements (cars, trees, people), roofs etc. A large flat floor surface can also be printed, however using a laser cutter for these kind of parts might suit this purpose better
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THE BEST 3D PRINTER FOR ARCHITECTS
We would recommend our Leapfrog Bolt 3D Printer for Architects. The high quality built of the Bolt provides for a reliable production of excellent prints and models. It is fitted with a User Interface with can be accessed with the large touchscreen of through wifi.
- Lean and easy workflow, stand-alone printing
- High quality rapid prototyping
- Large buildsize
- Independent Dual Extrusion
- Compatible with e.g. ABS, PLA, PVA, Brick