We use our years of experience working in the architectural sector to help clients realise the best possible 3D model for your project.
That’s why we offer a full range of 3D print and hand-finishing solutions to ensure our model production methods are flexible enough for the simplest to the most challenging projects.
Our team of 3D printing technicians are always on hand to advise you which processes are most suitable for your project’s finish, timescale and budget.
ColourJet or Gypsum Powder Printing, glues one layer (0.1mm) of powder at a time, infusing colour as it goes.
SLS uses a laser to fuse a powdered material (typically of nylon) into solid (0.1mm) layers building up a solid model
Stereolithography Printing uses a UV laser to individually cure layers of resin (0.1 mm), building one on top of the other.
Maximum Print Volumes
CJP MAX PRINT VOLUME
250mm (w) x 380mm (l) x 200mm (h)
SLS MAX PRINT VOLUME
230mm (w) x 190mm (l) x 300mm (h)
SLA MAX PRINT VOLUME
800 (w) x 800mm (l) x 600mm (h)
Powder Printing is a fast and efficient way to communicate designs at all scales.
28mm an hour
SLS printing is our fastest printing technology (but only slightly faster than CJP printing).
30mm an hour
SLA is a slower technology than both CJP and SLS.
20mm an hour
The sandstone texture of the CJP finish is an attraction for some and a deterrent for others (who instead preference the smoother finish of SLS or SLA printing).
SLS printing is similar to CJP in its resolution, but a smoother surface finish is possible with less noticeable layer stratification.
SLA produces a smooth surface that is easily sanded to remove any blemishes and be spray coated.
Full Colour Powder printing offers the benefit of producing full range of CMYK colour and textures, directly in the printing process as per your design files.
It is the quickest and most economic printing method to deliver full colour models.
Carbon black Additional cost to dye the SLS print this colour.
Almost clear Raw SLA prints are plastic, almost transparent parts.
Single colour The models are easily spray finished in a colour RAL colour of your choice.
Multiple colours Or realistic finishes can be added to meet your brief with a little extra attention in the finishing stages.
Full colour capabilities
Texture Gives natural, stone-like effect.
Flexible Intricate and detailed model parts can be created without build supports (as would be the case in SLA).
Brilliant white Model is presentable in raw colour.
Build size SLA offers the largest single build volume.
Strength Can support larger and more complex structures.
Durability Can take more interaction than other materials.
Finish Smoothest surface finish that takes well to colour spray coating.
Texture Can be too coarse for some.
Fragile Can damage if not handled with care.
Warping Larger pieces are at risk of warping so it’s best to keep SLS parts small.
Colour choice Only available in brilliant white and charcoal black.
Additional cost If spray finishing.
Discolouration When left in direct sunlight for prolonged periods, if not spray coated.
CJP Perfect Use
Full colour/textured models
SLS Perfect Use
Quick concept models
Small detailed features (e.g. staircases)
SLA Perfect Use
High resolution models
If you have prints that exceed the maximum build size we can split your model over multiple builds.
All care is taken to conceal the split lines where possible.
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We like to ensure that our models offer maximum utility - creating a site plug in the initial model allows you to print numerous updates as the design evolves. Your model therefore becomes an efficient design tool, documenting the narrative of the project’s development.
Each additional plug adds to the material used and therefore the cost of the model will also increase proportionally.