Engineering Scale Models from Archetype3D®
Visualizing & Understanding Civil Engineering Projects
Large-scale civil engineering projects often demand a physical display model to demonstrate the area being built out or refitted. In most cases, these models illustrate how stakeholders are affected during the different phases of a project through to completion. We have built engineering models of many bridges including the new commuter bridge downstream from Hoover Dam. We create civil scale models of major airport makeovers, complex re-routing of major freeway interchanges, multi-faceted transportation road, and rail projects, cutting-edge bio-fuel plants, windmill energy generating farms and nuclear power reactors. We get to know each project as the engineers and design teams visualize the future of these civic wonders. We go out of our way to make the 3D scale model of your project as realistic as the one planned.
Whatever intent or purpose you may have in building a 3D physical scale model we have the expertise to demonstrate the details you have designed into it. Any project your engineers have planned–our team of model makers can build to scale replicating every vital detail. Our shop’s facility has the latest in equipment, the space needed and the management team to guide your project through while you oversee its direction.
We have done many models for Lockheed Martin. Unfortunately most of them are under tight non-disclosure agreements. This telescope model though is for public viewing and I am allowed to share these images. I build models for many products of which I have little...
Scientific drilling needed to demonstrate their complex system for drilling for oil. Archetype 3D was hired to design and build a display model to demonstrate this system. The problem was how to represent radio waves travelling from an underground drill bit to a...
These two large models show the inner workings of two cooling tower designs. Built to travel to various trade shows and marketing events, these models made a huge impact wherever they were viewed. Literally, thousands of baffles and louvers were...
Not every transportation model is about highway redesigns. This is the Thor truck, an emergency 911 vehicle model. The problem with natural disasters is that they tend to take down the very services that were put in place to protect us. This mobile...
We built this model for a light boot design for Solomon Boot Co. This prototype required that it be made of a material in a very specific density and flexibility. After building the original model, we made a two-part mold and cast the sole with...
The problem with Microchips is mostly the MICRO part. In order to show the design and fit of their chips this client had us build several product models on a HUGE scale that can be shown to investors....
".....your company did a flawless job in recreating every element of the actual project."
Charles Riordan, LEWA pumps+systems
"The design illustrated by the model answered all the client questions. The PUD process with the city planners was easier because we were armed with a model that illustrated near and long term changes to the campus. It’s gratifying to see a model work and convey so much information to a wide range of different people in so many different situations.”
Rich Wolfe, Lead Architect Heery International
"... the models proved to be incredibly valuable Public Involvement tools, used to clearly communicate to the public what the proposed roadway/interchange will look like once constructed. The physical static models allow the public to get a better sense of how the entire project will look and how it will fit into the surrounding landscape in a more comprehensive manner."
Jeff Bauer, P.E., CH2M HILL, Senior Transportation Engineer
"We contracted with Archetype 3D to construct a model of a proposed biodiesel refinery. The model was recently shown at the Portland Cement Association Conference held in Colorado Springs. There was no one else there that had such a display. The model was very realistic and drew great interest from major cement manufacturers. We presented to as many as six customers at a time and was able to explain in detail the features and benefits of our refineries. The conference yielded meetings with the top four cement manufacturers in the world and brought us support from an international construction company and environmental solutions companies. We are very pleased with the personal attention we received from the Archetype 3D staff and the quality of the model."
Jeffrey Scott, CTO Genesis Biofuel, Inc., Boulder Colorado
“On every development we’ve worked on for over 20 years we’ve utilized the extremely professional models that Archetype has produced. In each instance the use of these models has proven invaluable by showing in detail what a building or overall development will look like—especially in a pre-construction offering. The 3 dimensional aspect of the models is an effective complement to any computer graphics used and makes it so much easier for our customers to envision what they are buying.”
Tom, Vail Resorts
"The scale model Archetype 3D of the rollover scene clarified facts the defenses counsel misrepresented and stated inaccurately. The physical scale model set the record straight and we settled before going to court a second time."
Mike McCort, Professional Expert/Owner--Ponderosa Associates, Ltd.
Natural History Program Coordinator, Boulder County Parks and Open Space
"The three-dimensional model of Boulder County fabricated by Archetype3D is the most popular component of our 'story in the Rocks' Educational Trailer interpretive program. Archetype3D worked closely with BCPOS staff to design and fabricate the 3D model for our programming needs, including the need for materials and finish that would allow this model to be a sustainable 'hands-on' resource."