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3D Printing for Architecture

3D printing has become increasingly popular for creating custom architectural models. Through our service, you can easily bring site masterplans, building plans, and unique concepts to life. We can create interchangeable 3D models to help you visualise your ideas and make planning decisions. We can 3D print buildings to your custom specifications, including intricate details.

Architectural 3D Prints

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Site Plans

We 3D print accurately scaled site masterplans. We can also manufacture interchangeable parts. 

Note: If you design in SketchUp or Rhino, we can help you correct mesh defects prior to 3D printing. 

Features

We can 3D print small and intricate features and details.

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Futuristic Concepts

We can manufacture futuristic 3D conceptual models that are hard to create any other way. Read about our work on a mereology tower, commissioned by UCL Bartlett School of Architecture, here. 

Historic Buildings & Landmarks

Create replicas of historic buildings and landmarks with 3D printing. You can choose from a selection of buildings that have already been scanned and shared online through “Scan The World”.

How to Order: Our 3D Printing Process

1. Upload & Analysis

Upload 3D model(s) and our automated system will inspect and analyse them for 3D printability

We support .stl, .obj, .step (.stp), .iges (.igs), .3mf, .dxf and .zip (compressed for easier upload) up to 195 mb per file and up to 30 files max.

Note: Some 3D models may need manual review or amending before an order can be finalised. Contact us if you need conversions or mesh correction.

Don’t have a 3D Model? We also have a CAD service.

2. Set Preferences

Choose material, colour, resolution, density, lead time and quantity. View our portfolio.

Turnaround Times

Standard (2-3 Working Days // 5pm Cut-Off)
Express (1-2 Working Days // 3pm Cut-Off)
Weekend (Premium // 5pm Friday Cut-Off).

Delivery

Free Royal Mail Tracked 24® Delivery with all orders. We also offer Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm® and Motorcycle Courier within London.

3. Cost

Our ordering system will generate an exact price per model based on your preferences.

Tip: You can amend your preferences which will re-calculate the cost in real-time. Note: Any discounts on your account will be applied at checkout.

4. Checkout

You can pay securely online using credit/debit cards. If requested in advance we can also accept Purchase Orders and Bank Transfers for larger purchases. All orders come with a VAT invoice.

5. Production

On receipt of payment, your order will enter production and we will keep you updated on the order progress.

Note: If there are any particular issues with your order we will contact you to discuss.

6. Receive

You order will be shipped out once its completed 3D Printing. A tracking code will be emailed to you. All parcels are sent tracked.

By submitting 3D Content through Email or via our Website, the User grants Champion 3D a non-exclusive, royalty free worldwide non-transferable license (i) to review the 3D Content on the basis of technical specifications (including but not limited to checking for any technical errors); and (ii) to use the 3D Content for the manufacturing of the 3D Print in order for Champion 3D to fulfil the Order placed by the User.

Common Materials for Architecture

PLA

PLA (Polylactic acid) is a non-toxic biodegradable plant-based bioplastic. Strong, durable and versatile, it is available in a vast array of colours. It produces an excellent surface finish and is perfect for architectural 3D prints.  We use only Premium PLA from ColorFabb (Netherlands) and Filamentive (UK).

Polywood

Wood-like, light brown, low-density material similar to balsa wood. Great surface finish, excellent for model-making.

Popular Colours for Architecture

Black

White

Light Grey

Translucent

Blue Grey

Light Brown

And many more...

Some of our clients

Bulk Discount Information

5%, if identical copies more than 5
10%, if identical copies more than 10
15%, if identical copies more than 15
20%, if identical copies more than 20
25%, if identical copies more than 100
30%, if identical copies more than 200
35%, if identical copies more than 300
40%, if identical copies more than 400
45%, if identical copies more than 600
50%, if identical copies more than 1000

Educational & Student Discount Information

We offer a 15% discount to all students and educational organisations, if you email us a valid student or organisation ID or  a letter from an educational organisation we can apply a 15% discount to all your orders.

Important: Email [email protected] from your educational/academic email address.

Once received and verified we will set you up on our system so that each time you order with your academic email address you will get an automatic 15% discount applied to every order.

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