Case Study


3D printing is becoming more and more popular in the production of medical devices. 


PANOVA 3D printed the architectural mockup.



3D printing in architecture and the construction industry is used more often and in more areas.

PANOVA, that operates in architectural design, urban planning and investment support in the field of design and construction, every day uses 3D printers.

When working on this type of projects PANOVA studio architects use 3D printing. Based on historical materials (maps and photos), they use the printing to create spatial architectural models of buildings to reduce costs and time of the schematic design stage characterised by significant dynamics of changes.

Manual building of architectural models is very time-consuming and requires tedious work of model makers outlining elements, cutting them precisely, gluing and painting. Thanks to the use of 3D printing, the architects prepare models of buildings faster by 77%. They do not need the support of third-party companies because they do everything ourselves.


The 3D printing technology also gives us the option of detailed determination of the size of a building and makes it easier to detect any design errors. What is important, it also enables us to physically check the conceptual assumptions for the building and its site development. It allows us, with an accuracy of up to 0.1 mm, to perform very precise and geometrically complicated elements and frills, such as door ornaments or balustrades.


Shortening the production time of the model

Manually making mock-ups is very time-consuming and it requires tedious work of modelers when outlining elements, their precise cutting, gluing and painting

The use of 3D printing in the company decreases the time needed to complete the mock-up of the building by 77%. Support of external companies was not necessary.

Showing multi-variant solutions

The concept phase is often associated with high dynamics of changes in the project, and the same visualizations do not always reflect the spatial nature of the object. The model makes it possible to present the investment in an understandable way.

3D printing enabled a quick response to changes made by the investor-the possibility of producing subsequent iterations of the project in various development options.

Presentation of the building’s body with great detail

In the process of revitalization of objects, it is important to show their original appearance, which could be lost as a result of the reconstruction. The key is to get accurate details such as door ornaments.

Execution of precise elements, even those with advanced geometry, was possible to an accuracy of up to 0.1 mm.

Project data



3D print

Architectural mockup


Presentation of the concept of building revitalization


332 x 332 mm

Model material


3D printer

3DGence DOUBLE P255

Time of completion





Modeling: 60 days

3D printing: 14 days


Modeling: 2000 £ per part

3D printing: 200 £ per part