What file type is required to make a trade show model?
We work with all architectural CAD programs including AutoCAD, Revit, Chief Architect, ArchiCAD and Sketchup, just to name a few. If you design in 3D, we will start with your 3D files. If you have 2D blueprints and elevations, or artist‘s sketches, we can build a model from these files as well.
Do you 3D print all trade show models?
No. We use a variety of technologies to make trade show experience models. Besides 3D printing in different materials we utilize CNC machining, laser cutting, laser etching, casting, sculpting, painting, airbrushing, laminating, vinyl printing, and woodworking to produce highly engaging models that fit your exact needs.
What is the material used?
We match the correct material and fabrication process to your requirements in terms of presentation, size, and transportability. We can 3D print in full-color sandstone, uv-cured resin, plastic, rubber-like acrylic, and nylon. We also fabricate in our model shop using different types of foam, wood, metal, resins, and acrylic.
What is the largest trade show model you can make?
There is no limit to the size of model. Transportability will be your only concern on an extremely large model.
What is the turnaround time for a trade show model?
This depends on the features of the model itself. We usually ask for four to six weeks from the time we take the order to when you will receive the model. We understand that sometimes deadlines are tight and we can accommodate rush orders in as little as one week.
What features can a trade show model have?
Besides the physical 3D model with the proper color and appearance, you can elect to ask for special lighting, sound, and movement. Assembly and take-down options can also be requested prior to quoting.
If I want a second model is it cheaper?
Our pricing is based on the fabrication costs and the time it takes to prepare your design. The second model is less money because the design portion is complete.
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