3D milled architectural scale models
One of the most popular techniques of making mock-ups, in particular urban models, landforms and solid objects is to use 3D milling.
Standards of scale: 1:300/1:500/1:1000
Main features: 3D milled models are made of various types of wood and artificial materials (modeling foams). They are suitable for urban models. Mapping of the shape of buildings – cubature, without elevation.
Technology: 2D and 3D milling in 3 axes.
Materials: Wood, Modelling foam
Colouring: Monochrome or painted models after printing according to the given color scheme.
Another classic model-making technology is casting. The models can be casted in a variety of materials. The most popular are architectural models made of bronze and various resins.
Bronze castings are excellent as outdoor models. Thanks to their durability they can be used as models for blind or poorly sighted people. The model has a very good surface and a professional company is able to obtain very complicated model geometries.
Standards of scale: 1:100/ 1:200/ 1:300
Main features: Swaps made of bronze cast on the basis of the model of the model. Mapping accuracy is limited by casting technology.
Color scheme: Material color scheme – Bronze
Resin cast mock-ups are characterized by very good surface smoothness and a variety of colors. They work well in urban models where it is necessary to recreate only the shape of the of objects (e.g. with the accuracy of City GML LOD2).
Standards of scale: 1:200/ 1:300/ 1:500/ 1:1000
Main features: Resin mock-ups made of resin cast. Accuracy limited by casting technology.
Materials: Acrylic and polyurethane resins
Colouring: Colouring of the material or dyeing of the resin with dyes – dyeing in the mass.