3D Prints and Replicas in museum quality or interactive landscape models for exhibitions!
“3D printing” – is a task many can do … but to make museum copies, replicas and exhibition objects call for the right partner!
From us you get replicas, unique pieces and especially high-quality 3D prints…
Examples of figures and statuettes from the 3D printer and hand painted
Each of the different 3D reproduction processes (e.g. SLA, SLS, DOP/PMMA, FLT, FDM, Polyjet or cement printing) or CNC milling has its advantages.
These score points e.g. with the rigidity of the models, size of the building space, resolution, coloration, surface finish, weight, melt-out capability or, of course, a budget-friendly price.
Combinations of techniques and materials such as 3D printing with CNC milling models are also possible – e.g. for architectural models or large-scale castles including landscape models. We provide consultation on which process is best suited for your object.
Examples of architectural models including landscape
Our replicas are often painted by hand, either using photos as a color template or directly on site – side by side the original in the case of particularly critical objects. Thus, you will receive replicas from us that are true to the original.
In the case of small series, we first produce a sample piece, which you approve in terms of texture, detail and color design. Only then the production of the small series will be launched.
Our extensive references in model making include the following replicas and exhibition models:
– archaeological finds
– historical museum objects
– figures (e.g. statues and statuettes, figures of saints and historical busts)
– reliefs or stone artworks
– castles, palaces, churches and architecture in general
– landscape models (with or without 3D projection)
– tactile models (incl. Braille)
Archaeological replicas printed in plastic and colored true to the original.
3D surveying and reproduction of 3 hooves from a Roman imperial statue. Original from bronze, copy from the 3D printer with colour reproduction. Commissioned by: City of Kempten, Cultural Office – Archaeology
Left: photogrammetric image of the original papier-mâché church model in the museum
Middle: the digital 3D model on the computer
Right: the finished replica as an exhibition model – this is a 3D print which was subsequently hand painted by a church painter
Relief models are produced on the basis of a previously created computer model, e.g. from PU foam using CNC milling technology, and can be combined with elements from 3D printing. We often use this approach for landscape models with historical building reconstructions.
In addition to dynamic projections onto large-scale maps (such as for the migration of cultural groups, finds mapping, battle courses, etc.), we also offer projections onto detailed 3D landscape models.
For casting we use different resin mixtures, stone mass and bronze to create replicas or objects in museum quality. There are several ways to create the 3D cast – either from an impression or a non-contact 3D documentation.
Before milling or melting out, labels in Braille are placed in the 3D model. The Institute for the Blind in Regensburg supports us with the translation.
The choice of casting material depends on the intended use (indoor, outdoor, tactile model, etc.), the desired surface finish as well as the color of the original or the planned application.
If you do not have print data, we will capture your objects in 3D
– quickly and inexpensively
– at the location of the object or you bring it to us or send it in
– with a variety of surveying technologies depending on size, condition and required accuracy
We then process the survey data and use it to create a printable, digital 3D model for reproduction.
The 3D documentation data of a find serves on the one hand as documentation of the actual condition and further as a basis for 3D printing in reproduction.
All-round service: We create or generate your 3D data and deliver the desired, haptic 3D model.
Get high quality and best service from one source! We are looking forward to your inquiry!