3D printing is not just a technology of the future. By harnessing the advantages of additive manufacturing, we can even travel back in time! This is exactly what happened when fulfilling a request from the Lithuanian National Museum – the 3D printing of the architectural mockup of Vilnius.

The “Vilnius 200 Years Ago” pavilion was opened in the capital city as part of Vilnius’ 700th anniversary celebration. The main highlight of this new exhibition is the restored model of Vilnius as it was 200 years ago, based on unique archival material. A similar model was created for military purposes by the imperial authorities 200 years ago, and now it is reborn for the exploration of the city.

In order to fulfill the client’s request, we carried out the 3D printing of the mockup in 69 different parts. The model was reconstructed based on historical materials, preserving the city’s layout and arrangement from that time. FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) 3D printing technology was chosen for the printing process. With our wide range of equipment, we were able to quickly and efficiently produce not only small-scale houses but also entire quarters. For this, we utilized the “Prusa” and large-format “Modix” 3D printers.

The 3D printed models were assembled on a special base. The model can be admired in Vilnius, in front of the Lithuanian National Museum. Additive manufacturing is the most optimal way to produce unique products, including architectural models.

3D printing technology: FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling)

3D printing material: PLA