Architecture

From mind to model: let us bring your ideas to life

A picture is worth a thousand words. A 3D model is worth a thousand pictures. You can count on Materialise’s wide range of technologies and materials and a suite of specialized software to make creating your models easy and affordable. Bring your architectural designs to life in incredible detail, right down to the doors and windows.  

Person using tweezers to adjust pieces on an architectural model

Why choose 3D printing?

Showcase your vision

Take your design from the page to the stage with a true-to-life visualization of your blueprints. With 3D printing, you can include even the finest details, helping you share your ideas and get your projects moving.

Save time and money

With additive manufacturing, building models is quick, easy, light on labor, and faster and more affordable than conventional techniques.

One design, many models

Accurately and reliably build multiple models from the same base design whenever the need arises using 3D printing.

Why choose Materialise Manufacturing?

Print at scale

Build models up to two meters long in a single piece with proprietary technology, Materialise’s Mammoth Stereolithography machines. Whether it’s a large individual building or an entire city, we can help you build it.

Include the fine details

Capture the finest details and realize your most intricate designs. With our 3D printing software and technology, you can produce even the smallest features such as windows, doors, and etching.

Add the finishing touch

With an extensive range of colors, finishes, and assembly options, and a dedicated team at your service, you can choose the combination that matches your vision and finish the job in style.

Get it right first time

Shorten lead times, save money, and reduce waste by working with an in-house team of Design & Engineering experts to prepare and optimize your files before you print.

Ideal materials for architectural models

Typical uses of 3D printing in architecture

Architectural models

Houses, apartment blocks, city halls — 3D printing brings them all to life quickly and affordably, complete with small and complex details. It’s ideal for helping investors share your vision.

Wide view of a 3D-printed architectural model of Antwerp city hall

Inspiration

Get inspired for your next project with a look at how 3D printing has made its mark in the world of architecture.

More inspiration

Get in touch

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