DEPHOS Group has used 3D printing to communicate the results of laser scanning and 3D modelling projects to wider audiences. 3D printing is a process of replicating a digital 3D model as a physical, solid object. Referred to as Additive Manufacturing, 3D printing is an additive process that involves using an automated ‘printer’ to build-up the model by laying thin layers of material on top of each other. Printing the model from the ground up, the printer will be programmed to only lay material that covers the spatial extent of the 3D model.
Having own 3D printers farm DEPHOS Group can efficiently provide 3D printed models in variety of materials.
Those plastic 3D prints can be base for further developed products like interactive dioramas or large size bronze cast replicas.
Often preferred when communicating models to the general public, DEPHOS Group has seen success in communicating historical preservation projects, for example the Survey and Documentation of Atturaif Heritage site in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.