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Hobs Reprographics experiences soaring demand for 3D printing from architects

Hobs Reprographics experiences soaring demand for 3D printing from architects

In response to rising demand from architects, Hobs Reprographics Ltd now offers a 3D Print and Model Making service which can produce affordable, high quality 3D Models from CAD files. A new website has just been launched to cater specifically for 3D printing: www.hobs3d.com. The new service enables designs to be visualised in 3D, which will enhance presentations, design concepts and marketing materials. Hobs’ innovative 3D Design team accepts all 3D formats and aims to deliver conceptual models within 24hrs.

The new print technology goes beyond other 3D printing services:


    • the full 24-bit colour can create millions of distinct colours models
    • models can be produced 5-10 times more quickly than with other 3D print technologies
    • the printer recycles the material, thus making it 1/5 of the cost of other technologies
    • It can build large models without combining smaller parts – build size 381 x 254 x 203m
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To enquire about the new service please contact Michelle Greeff at Hobs’ Marylebone office on (020 7487 1252).


Commenting on the new service, Christie O’ Brien of Hobs Reprographics says, ‘Our philosophy is to invest in new technologies that make a real difference to the service we can offer our clients. We are therefore delighted to be one of the few companies in the UK offering this high value service. Michelle Greeff, who runs our 3D print service, has seven years of experience in 3D printing and is hugely knowledgeable about the new technology.


We have over 40 years experience in the AEC and Design sectors and many of our architect clients in this sector are now seeing the huge value of 3D printing. We are finding the service also has applications in many different industries, such as product design, jewellery, boat design and construction, as well as dental and medical industries, where we can 3D print directly from CAT/MRI scans’.