3D Printing and Replication Services

3D Prints and Replicas in museum quality, hand painted and created with the care and attention your object deserves!

3D-Printing Service for Historic Models

“3D printing” – is a task many can do … but to make replicas and exhibition objects call for the right partner!

From us you get replicas, unique pieces and especially high-quality 3D prints…

  • as single production or in small series
  • for the showcase or as outdoor model
  • as a tactile object or in the form of a landscape model incl. multimedia projection
  • scaled or in original size
  • in plastic (ABS, etc.), (cold) bronze, wax, stone mass, concrete, PU foam etc.

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.

An experienced team accompanies you during the planning and realizes your project quickly and competently. At the same time, we keep a close eye on the price-performance ratio.

Left: 3D survey data; middle: 3D concrete printing infiltrated; right: gilded and painted figure of Mary with Jesus
Figure of Mary left: 3D survey data; middle: 3D concrete printing infiltrated; right: gilded and painted figure for the Bistum Passau

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)

Model making service in monument preservation and archaeology

Production of replicas for the permanent exhibition at the local history museum of Bruchberg
Production of replicas for the permanent exhibition at the local history museum of Bruchberg

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

Landscape model with or without 3D projection

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.

(c) Römerkastell Saalburg. Foto Elke Löhnig. Geländemodell der Saalburg mit Kastell und Vicus, Tempel, Gräberstraße und Limesabschnitt mit Wachtürmen im Zustand um ca. 200 n.Chr., M. 1:200
(c) Römerkastell Saalburg. Foto Elke Löhnig. Geländemodell der Saalburg mit Kastell und Vicus, Tempel, Gräberstraße und Limesabschnitt mit Wachtürmen im Zustand um ca. 200 n.Chr., M. 1:200
Milling model in PU for interactive 3D projection
Milling marble or hard material
Milling terrain models with coloring design
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We also offer interactive multimedia information such as 3D projections, VR content via programmed tracking on smartphones and tablets, or simple 2D content for presentation on built-in touch panels.

Casting models and tactile 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.

Walhalla bronze Architekturmodell
Walhalla bronze model with braille

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.

Etschmiazin

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.

From object scanning to reproduction

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.

Modellbau vom Laserscan zum Bronzeguss
Modellbau Landschaftsmodell Bronzeguss

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.

Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing, Medicine and Fashion

Get high quality and best service from one source! We are looking forward to your inquiry!