Chicago Architecture Foundation Uses Stereolithography To Create The First Large-Scale Model of Chicago, Illinois
- March 9, 2017
- Posted by: Chase
- Category: SL Case Study
In recognition of the centennial anniversary of Daniel Burnham’s first architectural Plan of Chicago (1909), and to help promote Chicago’s bid to host the 2016 Olympic Games, the Chicago Architecture Foundation created the first large-scale model of the city of Chicago.
Chicago-based Columbian Model & Exhibit Works, along with the Chicago Architecture Foundation, chose stereolithography technology as the best way to create the model. After constructing accurate digital models of the buildings, rivers, and roads, modelers then helped assemble and prepare data for the stereolithography equipment that would create each part.
Each of the more than 1,000 building structures included in the “Chicago Model City Exhibition” were made from Somos® high-performance stereolithography resins, including Somos® WaterShed XC 11122, Somos® ProtoGen Gray 18920, and Somos® 14122.
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