In the past few weeks i have been busy with experiments to explore the use of my 3D Printers in architectural areas.

As i am not very expirienced with making architectural models, i got most models for this experiments from the sketchup gallery and from thingiverse. Most models also needed some smaller tweaks to make the printable. In the end, i think the results look pretty useable, take a look for yourself.

The first experiment, a building from MIT:

Next was a small pyramid:

Then i tried a model of a castle in my area, Burg Hohenzollern, which i found in sketchup (intended for Google Earth):

This model was not very detailed, so i searched for a more detailed model, and found the Acton Church:

The details on the tower of this model got really nice, so i looked for a model with more of such details and found this:

The results were really nice. Finally a friend asked if i also could print trees. I found one on thinigverse: :-)

now on to the next prints...

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  • Hi Domonoky,<br /> Those are very nice prints. Did you do them on your rapman or a Mendel? <br /><br />Chris

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  • Hi Domonoky,<br /><br />Looks really awesome!<br /><br />Laszlo

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  • These models where printed on my rapman in PLA.

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  • The prints with our mendel are same quality. Domonoky plays with slices of about 0.25 mm and the mendel is printing perfect with 0.27 mm slice-thickness. I also tried prints with thickness 0.15 mm. The outer shape is fantastic! But the top and bridges are a mess, because it closes to "watertightness" not untill 4 layers. It's probably because the threats of the first bridge/top layer break at the edge of the outer perimeter threat.<br />...and all that using a 0.5 mm nozzle...<br /><br />BonsaiBrain

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