3D printing in architecture

Create stunning models in-house, quickly and affordably

Using 3D printers in architecture opens a whole new world of creative possibilities but also does away with traditional time-consuming and labor-intensive model-making methods. Create as many iterations in-house as you need at almost no extra cost.

3D printing in architecture

Unlock a world of architectural possibilities

How architects are creating better designs and wowing clients

  • Architecture concept models

    Concept models

    Print as many rough models as you want to determine which early designs will make the cut. Quickly and at almost no extra cost.

    Architecture massing study

    Massing studies

    Context is crucial. Print modular 3D models of designs and surrounding areas, scale up and down, and win over stakeholders with the most appealing concepts.

    Architecture client presentation

    Client presentations

    Stun clients with in-house, 3D printed architectural models that would otherwise be impossible to build or would take too long or cost too much.

Make Architects Ultimaker 3D printing

"Ultimaker 3D printers haven’t just sped up model production and saved costs. By automating production of additional context models, they allow our model-makers to focus more creative attention on the site’s actual design."

Paul Miles, Modelshop Manager, Make Architects 

3D printing opens up possibilities for architects worldwide

Los Angeles, New York, London, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Sydney…

  • Architecture

    Make Architects

    Make Architects loves the 90% cost and time savings, thanks to 3D printing, but its true value lies elsewhere, according to Make’s model shop manager.

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    KPF architects

    Kohn Pedersen Fox

    KPF’s networked printer studio is opening doors to new design solutions for the firm’s architects. Find out how it’s leveraging both accessibility and affordability.

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    MATT Architecture

    MATT Architecture

    MATT Architecture has been using 3D printers to rapidly print multiple design iterations. Saving time and money while involving clients earlier and more effectively.

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Ultimaker S5 professional FFF 3D printer

Ultimaker S5 – winning architects' hearts, minds, and clients

Printing multiple iterations of architectural models places huge demands on your choice of 3D printer. It needs to be reliable and versatile. Find out why the Ultimaker S5 is one of the best 3D printers for architecture firms worldwide. 

Ultimaker materials

Your shortcut to print success

  • Ultimaker PLA drill

    Ultimaker PLA

    • Easy
    • Stiff
    • High strength
    • Multi-color
    • Visual
    • Translucent
    • Transparent
    Ultimaker Tough PLA press tool

    Ultimaker Tough PLA

    • Easy
    • Stiff
    • High strength
    • Tough
    Ultimaker ABS wall socket functional part

    Ultimaker ABS

    • Tough
    • High strength
    • Multi-color
  • Ultimaker Nylon tripod prototype

    Ultimaker Nylon

    • Tough
    • Wear resistant
    • Translucent
    • Low friction
    Ultimaker CPE funnel

    Ultimaker CPE

    • High strength
    • Multi-color
    • Translucent
    CPE Plus gear

    Ultimaker CPE+

    • High strength
    • Heat resistant
    • Translucent
  • Ultimaker PC bicycle manufacturing maintenance tool

    Ultimaker PC

    • Stiff
    • High strength
    • Tough
    • Heat resistant
    • Flame retardant
    • Translucent
    Ultimaker PP shampoo bottle functional prototype

    Ultimaker PP

    • Flexible
    • Wear resistant
    • Translucent
    Ultimaker TPU 95A flexible head gasket

    Ultimaker TPU 95A

    • Flexible
    • Tough
    • Wear resistant
  • Ultimaker PVA water-soluble support

    Ultimaker PVA

    • Support material
    • Water-soluble
    Ultimaker Breakaway jig with support

    Ultimaker Breakaway

    • Support material
    • Easy
Architecture 3D printing community

Learn from our community of experts

Become part of a growing community of like-minded and enthusiastic architects modeling with 3D printers. Interact with peers – ranging from first-timers to veterans in the 3D printing field – and learn how they’re transforming and getting clients involved in the design process.