3D Printing Service for Architects

3D Printing Architectural Models that Exceed Expectations

Breathe Life into Your Architectural Vision with Stunning 3D Printed Models

Unparalleled Craftsmanship: 

Our skilled model makers bring artistry and meticulous attention to detail to every project.

Breadth of Services 

From 3D printing to traditional model making, we offer a comprehensive solution under one roof.

Cutting-Edge Technology: 

Advanced SLA and SLS printers ensure high-resolution, precise models with a range of finishes.

Diverse Expertise 

We handle a wide range of architectural projects, from iconic landmarks to industrial facilities.

Rapid Prototyping

Evaluate design concepts and iterate quickly with fast turnaround times.

Customisable Solutions: 

We tailor our approach to your specific needs and budget.

Fully Functional Working Prototype

Bring Your Architectural Model to Life with MNL’s 3D Printing Solutions 

At Malcolm Nicholls Ltd, we push the boundaries of architectural modeling by seamlessly blending traditional craftsmanship with cutting-edge 3D printing technology. Our skilled team of model makers and advanced printers collaborate to create intricate, high-resolution models that faithfully represent your design intent, exceeding even the most demanding expectations.

From Iconic Landmarks to Complex Industrial Facilities, We Model It All

Whether you’re showcasing the grandeur of a landmark building or visualising the intricate functionality of an industrial facility, our comprehensive approach ensures every detail is meticulously reproduced. Our diverse portfolio includes projects like the Wembley Arch, the Gerkin, and even complex desalination and waste management plants, demonstrating our versatility and commitment to excellence.

The Power of 3D Printing for Architects and Structural Engineers

Rapid Prototyping and Precision for Flawless Design Evaluation

In today’s fast-paced architectural landscape, rapid prototyping and 3D printing are invaluable tools for testing design concepts and evaluating aesthetics. We transform your digital CAD files into tangible models within days, allowing you to quickly iterate on your vision and make informed decisions.

Unveiling the Intricacies of Your Design

High-Resolution Detailing for Accurate Visualization

Our advanced SLA and SLS technologies produce models with stunning surface finishes and precise detailing, accurately reflecting even the most complex design elements. From interior features and surface textures to intricate curves and finishes, we bring your vision to life in stunning 3D detail.

SLA 3D Printing Service

Stereolithography (SLA) also often referred to as SLA is the most widely used resin 3D printing technology. it is generally considered to provide the greatest accuracy and best surface finish of any prototyping or 3D printing process.

SLS 3D Printing Service

SLS can build functional parts, casting patterns and tooling inserts from your 3D CAD data. Our HiQ Sinterstation system (SLS 3D Printing machine) represents the future of Instant Manufacturing Technology.

FDM 3D Printing

Manufacturing FDM known as fused deposition modelling is the most widely available form of 3d printing. It is an additive manufacturing technology that selectively deposits molten plastic to build parts layer by layer.

Large Format

Large format 3D printing service, utilising our large format SLA 3D printers with their impressive build platforms of 800 x 800 x 600mm.


We can produce large transparent 3D printing without the need for sectioning and fabricating back together, by utilising our large format SLA 3D printers.


Carbon has proven itself for its reliability in the toughest of environments, whether your looking to use it in low volume production or rapid prototyping Carbon 3D Printing is a great option.

Large 3d Printed Landscape model produced by Malcolm Nicholls Ltd

Unveiling Landscapes with Striking Detail: 3D Printed Land Models

Beyond showcasing architectural structures, 3D printing excels at bringing landscapes to life in stunning detail. Whether you’re visualising a sprawling urban park, a rugged mountain range, or a complex terrain for a film set, our technology captures the nuances of elevation, textures, and vegetation with exceptional accuracy.  3D printed land models offer a powerful tool for architectural displays.

We’re often asked…

What are the benefits of using 3D printing for architectural models?
  • Rapid Prototyping: Produce scale models quickly from CAD files, enabling faster design iteration and evaluation.
  • High Accuracy & Precision: Achieve intricate details and complex geometries not possible with traditional methods.
  • Wide Range of Materials & Finishes: Choose from various materials and finishes to accurately represent your design intent.
  • Sustainability: Minimise waste compared to traditional modeling methods.

What types of architectural models can you create?

We can create a wide variety of architectural models, including:

    • Buildings (from landmarks to small-scale structures
    • Landscapes and urban environments
    • Interior design visualisations
    • Engineering models (e.g., bridges, industrial facilities)
    • Functional prototypes and mockups

What 3D printers do you use?
We are home to two of the UK’s largest 3D printers – the NEO 800 with an impressive build platform of 800 800 x 600mm. It’s highly precise and produces first-class quality parts. With exceptional part sidewall quality and a scanning resolution of within 1 micron, the NEO 800 significantly reduces finishing time by up to 50%. 

NEO800 has a variable spot-size laser. It goes small for intricate detail on the boundaries of parts and then it goes larger for filling in the rest of the section. This combination of intricacy and super fast build speeds produces excellent quality components in super quick time frames. As we have two of these it has rubber stamped our commitment to turnaround. We can now produce both low volume manufactured parts also known as batch production 1 – 1000’s of parts printed or large parts utilising the build platforms of these impressive printers.

What file formats do you accept?

We accept most common 3D file formats, including STL, OBJ, STEP, and IGES. Please contact us if you have any questions about your specific file format.

What is the turnaround time for a 3D printed scale model?

Turnaround times depend on the complexity of your model and the chosen printing technology. Simple models can be completed within a few days, while larger or more intricate models may take longer. We will discuss the estimated turnaround time during your consultation.

What are your pricing options?

Our pricing is based on the size, complexity, and materials used in your model. We offer competitive rates and transparent pricing estimates. Please contact us for a quote specific to your project.

Do you offer additional services, such as painting or assembly?

Yes, we offer a range of additional services, including painting, finishing, and assembly. We can discuss your specific needs and provide a quote for these services.

How can I get started with a 3D-printed architectural model?

Contact us today for a chat about your requirements! We will discuss your project, recommend the best approach, and provide you with a quote.

How it works

Upload your files

For unfinished, straight-off-the-printer 3D parts, upload your 3D CAD files and get an instant quote.

For larger projects where quotes for multiple parts are needed, get in touch.

Get your quote

Get your online instant quote for straight off the printer 3D printing, or for more intricate/complex projects our technical team will be on hand to quote you.

Printing starts

From our 3D printing facility near Worcester, we start producing the parts immediately.

Every single item is quality-checked by our engineers before heading out for delivery.

Delivery/ Collection

Our intricate 3D printed parts can be produced in days, even hours for smaller projects and delivered with our secure couriers.

Prefer pickup? Our headquarters are in Bidford-on-Avon, just contact us ahead to arrange a collection time.

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