Using 3D printers in architecture opens a whole new world of creative possibilities but also does away with traditional time-consuming and labor-intensive model-making methods. Create as many iterations in-house as you need at almost no extra cost.
3D Printing in Architecture
Visualize faster by 3D printing architecture models. Confirm design choices in hours. Create as many physical model iterations as you need to perfect the final result. Open a new world of creative possibilities and do away with time-consuming, labor-intensive model-making.
Explore some common applications
With 3D printing, you’ll print as many rough models as you want to determine which early designs will make the cut. Quickly and at low cost, print several iterations until you are content with the final result.
With 3D printing, you’ll print modular 3D models of designs and surrounding areas, scale up and down, and win over stakeholders with the most appealing concepts.
With 3D printing, you’ll stun clients with in-house architectural models that would otherwise be impossible to build or would take too long or cost too much. Take modeling into your own hands and impress your clients.
With 3D printing, you can design custom molds for concrete casting. This enables you to produce quicker, reduce costs, and have greater environmental soundness. However, the primary advantage is unlocking huge design potential.
Popular 3D printers used by specialists in the industry
UltiMaker S7 Pro Bundle
The S7 Pro Bundle takes the new S7 flagship model from UltiMaker and combines it with the Material Handling Station to create a professional desktop 3D printing powerhouse. Evolving from the UltiMaker S5, the S7 offers an integrated Air Manager, an upgraded print head, an enhanced build stack with a flexible build plate, and improved insulation. The Material Station provides automatic material handling while also storing up to six spools of filament at optimal conditions to ensure the most reliable 3D printing experience to date.
The S7 is the latest flagship model from UltiMaker improving on all that made the S5 successful, now with an integrated Air Manager, an upgraded print head, an enhanced build stack with a flexible build plate, and improved insulation for the most reliable 3D printing experience to date. Add the Material Station to make an S7 Pro Bundle and take professional 3D printing productivity to the next level.
UltiMaker S5 Pro Bundle
The Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle consists of the S5 printer combined with the Air Manager and Material Station add-ons. The easy-to-use and industrially capable S5 Pro Bundle delivers an automated professional 3D printing experience. The Air Manager provides efficient air filtering and helps maintain a stable printing temperature, while the Material Station offers automatic material handling and humidity control to keep 3D printing materials in optimal conditions. Together, these features unlock 24/7 productivity and demanding applications with an extended range of materials.
The UltiMaker S5 offers all of the best-in-class technical specs that the S3 provides, such as dual extrusion, an intuitive touchscreen, remote printing, 200+ material compatibility, all with a larger build volume. Additionally, the S5 offers optional add-ons such as the Air Manager for air filtration and the Material Handling Station, combined which make up the S5 Pro Bundle to provide a complete 3D printing solution capable of running continuously while maximizing uptime.
The UltiMaker S3 is a professional desktop 3D printer that offers an award-winning touchscreen, remote printing, and dual extrusion capabilities. This open-material system combined with intuitive software integration optimizes productivity for various applications across industries.
UltiMaker 2+ Connect
The Ultimaker 2+ Connect improves on the workhorse legacy of it's predecessor with a new touchscreen and remote printing capabilities. A clean and updated design keeps maintenance to a minimum – just 20 minutes per month, without the need for special tools. Switch out swappable nozzles in less than 5 minutes for high uptime, from 0.25 mm for detailed prints up to 0.8 mm for fast drafts or 3D sketches. Add the 2+ Connect Air Manager for air quality peace-of-mind.
The BigRep ONE.4 is a large-format 3D printer that is designed for industrial use. With a build volume of 1 cubic meter, it is capable of producing large-scale objects with high precision. The printer is equipped with advanced features, including a heated build platform and a user-friendly touchscreen interface, making it ideal for a wide range of applications in industries such as automotive, aerospace, and architecture.
The BigRep STUDIO.2 is a durable, cost-effective partner for innovation and industrial production that makes manufacturing high-quality, large-format parts easy. With a sleek, space-conscious body, perfect for the production of factory tooling in any setting, the STUDIO.2 is optimal for any workspace - from the office to the factory floor.
BigRep Concrete Formwork Filament
BigRep Concrete Formwork is an engineering-grade filament that is made for high quality formwork with a smooth surface and high geometrical accuracy. With exceptional dimensional stability and low moisture absorption, it's the perfect match for printing complex geometries for casting. With its stiffness and a heat deflection temperature above 100 °C, Concrete Formwork is ideal for functional, performance applications.