3D Printing

3D Printing

WYK Associates, Inc. welcomed the year 2014 by taking a leap of progress in architectural design. By acquiring a color 3D printer, we put ourselves on the map as an industry leader in the region.

3D printing technology is just now becoming available. A color 3D printer creates a physical, three-dimensional gypsum-based model of any project from a digital prototype in nearly three million colors, allowing for exact detailing in every model.

Our refined modeling process allows our clients to see and touch a new building at scale, but with its actual features. It enables them to make educated choices with less variance within their expectation and the actual outcome. Bringing this technology to our clientele also benefits many different types of businesses – allowing for improved decisions, stronger communication and increased fundraising opportunities.

To unleash the full potential of the 3D printer, we are partnering with a trusted in-state consultant offering 3D laser scanning. Combining the two technologies, existing buildings are scanned to the accuracy of one millimeter and then recreated as scale models on the 3D printer. An exciting combination, producing results greater than the sum of its parts.

The possibilities are endless, and we have only just begun!