3D Printing in Model Making

Bringing your digital models to life

Thinking of expanding your business potential with 3D Printing?

Film & Game Merchandise
Prototypes
Moulds
Character modelling
Collectibles

Why do model-makers need 3D Printers?

Use your 3D printer to produce intricate models of almost anything you can think of from bones and buildings to glasses and gearboxes.  Model-makers can do more in less time by modelling in CAD, or scanning an object, importing into 3D printer slicing software and pressing print.

What can you achieve with 3D Printing?

Model makers choose Formlabs Form range of SLA printers to produce high definition models with fine details and a smooth end to end workflow. Your Zbrush sculpts can be transferred directly to Formlabs’ Preform software where you can print in one click. For the complete finishing solution choose the Form Wash and Form Cure units, or prime and paint your prints.

Why printing over conventional manufacturing?

Save time and money by manufacturing in-house. Print lower resolution models fast, or highly detailed models at a 25 micron layer height. Print your models, make changes to size and build orientation, or redesign before printing again. Keep your printers working 24/7.

Considering the switch to 3D?

The Form 3+ from Formlabs is a favourite of model makers, with 30+ different resins. Additive-X can provide you with everything you need to get started plus training and tips on best practice.

Ideal For Model Making And Printing

Formlabs Form 3+

Desktop SLA 3D printer for high-detail, high-resolution models

Formlabs Form 3L

Large-format SLA 3D Printer for affordable large-scale part production

Formlabs Fuse 1

High-quality Benchtop industrial SLS 3D Printer for nylon powder printing without supports

Ultimaker 2+ Connect

Single extrusion filament printer for fast, efficient single material printing applications.

Ultimaker S5

High-performance desktop FFF 3D printing with optional Material Station and Air Manager

BCN3D Epsilon W27

Independent dual-extrusion FFF 3D printer with large build volume

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User Stories

Read real user stories, case studies and use cases to discover the benefits of using 3D printing in model making for yourself

How Lush Revolutionised Product Development with 3D Printing

Naturalis 3D Prints a Full Size Replica of Their Original Tyrannosaurus Rex to Send to Japan

Creating the Stranger Things' Demogorgon Monster with 3D Printing

"Number 5 is Alive" - The Making of Johnny 5

Parthenon Reconstructed with 3D Printing

How Lush Revolutionised Product Development with 3D Printing

Naturalis 3D Prints a Full Size Replica of Their Original Tyrannosaurus Rex to Send to Japan

Creating the Stranger Things' Demogorgon Monster with 3D Printing

"Number 5 is Alive" - The Making of Johnny 5

Parthenon Reconstructed with 3D Printing

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3D Success In Videos

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