Architecture has actually always used models and maquettes – thanks to 3D printing, making them is simple, fast and cheap. Very complex geometries, bold designs, but also standard realisations can be transferred almost instantly from the realm of design and visualisation to a concrete scale model. The architectural industry uses virtually all printing techniques, whether FDM, SLS or DLP and SLA. 3D printing is not only used to create models, but also to design unusual and innovative structural and aesthetic solutions. Another unquestionable advantage is the possibility of using different colours or the texture obtained on the printed object.
When it comes to design, 3D printing has no equal. The simplest things, from bottle caps to complex objects such as furniture, can be created. Clothing items such as eyeglasses, for example, can also be made using the incremental technique. This shows that there are no limits to additive techniques!