Arckit models open doors to 3D printing

Feb 12, 2016, 15:33 ET from Arckit

NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A multi award-winning modelling system designed for architects is now opening its doors to offering bespoke add-on 3D printed components. 

This February, the groundbreaking Arckit system is launching Arckit Infiniti 3D, a new concept that will open up unlimited potential for the future of model making.

Arckit's Infiniti 3D store will be online at Shapeways, the world's leading 3D printing service, allowing Arckit to offer one-off components of the highest quality.

Now architects, model enthusiasts and schools can further enhance their existing Arckit collection by choosing from a range of custom designed parts.

Imagine bespoke walls, archways, roofs, columns, stairs, dormers, figurines, furniture, vehicles, domes, church spires, landscape elements and much more – completely unique and made to order.

Founder Damien Murtagh said: "Arckit Infiniti 3D provides a new outlet for everyone to further develop their architectural skills and creations. And we want everyone to get involved by sending in their suggestions for new components.

"Architects will benefit from greater freedom to implement their own unique stamp on their designs. This together with Arckit's speed of assembly and affordability, could mark a genuine return to physical model making within architectural practices."

Arckit is a stand alone modular system that also complements traditional 'cut and glue' methods. Arckit 3D printed components simply click into place and can be used alongside existing Arckit components to enhance designs and create vast different architectural styles.

News of the Infiniti 3D store will undoubtedly benefit schools and universities around the world, who are now using Arckit to teach valuable STEAM skills to their students.

Arckit is stocked in stores such Harrods, RIBA Book Shop, museum & design stores, quality toy shops and has recently been listed in 445 Barnes & Noble stores across the US. 

Arckit's revolutionary new system has been extensively featured on TV and media including NBC, Fox News, The Times, Wired, Dezeen, Fast Company and many more.

Murtagh added: "This is the beginning of a new and exciting venture for Arckit. We have big plans for Infiniti 3D and will continue to grow our component range.

"We are also reaching out to the Arckit community for feedback and suggestions, as we want everyone to be involved from the beginning.

"This is another first for the architectural model industry. We expect 3D printing to be huge in the future, and we want to be at the forefront of its development within architecture and model making."