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Peddle Thorp’s newest 3D printer used to improve the design process

We share our thoughts on the value of using additive manufacturing to give clients an improved insight into architectural design.

29 March 2018

While digital technologies such as Virtual Reality are turning heads, we still find physical models really get the client engaged with their design. The opportunity to get “hands on” exploring models helps with the understanding of layout and volumes, and really shouldn’t be underestimated in terms of the value added. The Raise 3D N2 printer has only just arrived and has already produced its first architectural model.


The new addition is the latest in a line of 3D printers used over the last 5 years to produce architectural models for clients and scaled components for in-house design reviews. It boasts more than double the footprint and triple the build volume of our previous 3D printers.


Peddle Thorp are presenting their 3rd talk on 3D printing at an upcoming technology conference, BiLT ANZ 2018, focussing on the automation of 3D printing files using visual scripting tool DynamoBIM.

We were early adopters of 3D Printing because we know it adds value for clients. Additive manufacturing was a logical way to convey design intent clearly.