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3D printing a scale model of the entire country of Bahrain #3DxArchitecture #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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3D printing a paper model of the entire country of Bahrain, via 3ders.org:

Micro CADD Services (MCS), a full-service engineering firm in the Middle East, has 3D printed one of the world’s largest models of an entire country, Bahrain. The 1:10,000-scale model, 5.4 meters long by 2.2 meters wide, has captivated the attention of the country’s national and local leaders, who primarily use the map for master planning.

To create the enormous model, MCS used Mcor’s SliceIT software to separate the digital map model into smaller tiles they could then print on an Mcor paper-based 3D printer and subsequently glue together. The software works extremely well, with edges lining up precisely, allowing them to bond consecutive tiles together to form a model of virtually any size….

Ian Best, managing director for MCS said, “A 3D printed map has so much more informative than a piece of paper, a flat map or a computer screen. It’s really captured people’s imaginations and is an incredible sales tool for us, demonstrating our capabilities in a novel way.” …

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