3D MODEL
Accurate topographic data is supplied by the Swiss Federal Office of Topography. The topographic data is then imported into 3D software to create a 3D model at a 1:20,000 scale. The model is then prepared for export to the 3D Printer..
3D PRINT
Once the 3D file is calibrated and checked for accuracy, the file is uploaded to the 3D Printer where the print process begins. A maximum print quality is achieved at 0.1 mm (100 micron) layer height resolution.
VACUUM
The printed bio-plastic Matterhorn is placed inside the Vacuum Former. A sheet of thermo-plastic is heated until ductile and then shrink-wrapped over the printed mould - creating a sinuous mountainscape.
HAND MADE IN MELBOURNE
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