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Architectural models in a matter of hours


Design With Lower Costs and Greater Flexibility

Quickly design and modify concept models in less time

From the initial spark of inspiration to holding a 3D printed model in your hands can take a matter of hours. Seeing the model in real space communicates an idea far more than a CAD drawing ever could. Why stop there? Test, tweak, sleep, repeat. This is how forward thinking design compositions are created.

As an architect it’s easier when you can visualise designs in front of you with a 3D print. For me, I can see it in my head, but it’s also very easy to just touch the model and figure out what it looks like from all angles.”
Henrik Bejmar, Architect, SWECO.

Create detailed architectural models at a fraction of the usual cost and in a matter of hours, not days. Integrating 3D printers into your business workflow can improve communication with clients and provide you with more flexibility and freedom than ever before.


Create detailed architectural models at a fraction of the usual cost

Low volume production now made affordable

Case Study: MATT Architecture, London

Challenge: Create highly detailed architectural models at minimal cost, and quickly respond to customer feedback.

Solution: Use 3D printing to rapid prototype multiple design concepts in-house, significantly reducing the time and expenses involved in the model-making process.


  • No more compromises on model detail or accuracy
  • Reduced model-making time
  • Reduced costs
  • Increased iterations
  • Easy to repeat results, with virtually no model-making labor required 3D printing cuts months of architectural model making time

Thanks to 3D print technology, MATT Architecture can now create detailed architectural models at a fraction of the usual cost and in a matter of hours, not days.

Integrating 3D printers into their business workflow has improved communication with clients, and provided the company with more flexibility and freedom than ever before.

It’s difficult to achieve complexity with traditional architectural models. 3D printing lets MATT Architecture create models with far more detail and finesse. Unlike traditional model making, 3D printed models are quick, cost-effective and enable architects to do a number of iterations in a short space of time.

By printing prototypes in-house, all costs associated with outsourcing are eliminated.

Lead-times are also reduced, which saves money in the long run.

Iterations in hours

Throughout the planning process reiterating designs a number of times is not uncommon. 3D printing can be an invaluable tool for prototyping quick yet beautiful models that help engage clients in the planning process and transmit ideas for the build. Ideas and flaws can be described quickly and easily with a scale model and client input can be introduced earlier to speed up the design process.

I see 3D printing as an essential tool for the development of our architectural ideas in practice, a way of testing the limits of possibility in the comfort of our own studio.” Daniel Lauand, MATT Architecture

Visualise in person

3D printing allows you to take large areas of landscape and reduce them to a highly accurate scaled models. Bring your ideas to life with technology you can rely on every day to create models to tight deadlines.

Additive manufacture brings the flexibility to create models of any scale precisely and on time with the benefit of keeping the model making in-house, saving time and money. Impress your clients with high quality, dimensionally precise ideas and produce variations seamlessly.

3D printing is changing the face of urban design. Traditional 2D graphics are a vital part of the design process however a tangible 3D model not only clarifies the detail of the space and surroundings but also ensures the client fully understands how the end product will look.


Why choose a 3D Printer in Architecture?

  • Eliminate Ambiguity – Hold a real-life model of the concept
  • Test Market Potential – Discuss ideas with potential buyers or raise capital from investors
  • Improve Time Efficiency – Print both batches and bespoke pieces, let the printer do the work for you
  • Achieve Authenticity – Recreate textures, finishes and colours to add even further dimension
  • Attain Complex Geometries – Realise your most complex and intricate designs
  • Minimal Running Costs – By using up to 90% of the raw material, attain maximum cost-effectiveness

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Implementing a new technology can be a painful experience, slowing down your core business and not returning results immediately.  Let our team take your headaches away, our knowledge of integrating 3D printing into different industries and applications is second to none. We’d love to hear about your project and help you find the right solution.

Call one of our friendly team and find out how 3D printing can revolutionise your business.

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