3D printing is a great tool that is used frequently in our model shop. This residential model is a good example. Many of the homes had identical footprints so with one 3D file we were able to quickly duplicate numerous copies. On the larger buildings, it was more cost effective to use our laser cutters and more traditional model making methods. One of our jobs is to guide our clients to the best looking and most cost-effective techniques for building their models.
Very often I am asked to build something, the purpose of which is a mystery to me. Model making is sometimes about recreating shapes and size to a specific plan without any further explanation. These models fall into that category.
We were asked to recreate these shapes by Ball Aerospace so I assume they represent items that are shot into space. It looks like they hold electronics and possibly lenses but I am not sure. I don’t ask and they don’t tell and as long as they are happy with the models I am happy to keep supplying them.