Filamentive is proud to announce a new supply agreement with architectural firm, Make Architects.

3D printing facilitates the creation of a tangible, physical model. This is why architects are now using 3D printing in order to innovate and improve their value proposition.  Some of the benefits of 3D printing in architecture include:

  • Reducing the cost of model-making
  • Improve the quality of models
  • Quicker than traditional model-making techniques
  • Improve client experience

Founded by Ken Shuttleworth in 2004, Make is an employee-owned firm pursuing a democratic design process that values everyone’s input. Today they have more than 150 people in London, Hong Kong and Sydney providing architecture, interior and urban design services from concept to completion. Model-making is a key part of the design process at Make, and 3D printers are one of their main model-making tools. Make currently have ten Ultimaker 2+ extended printers and four Ultimaker 3 extended printers, using about 30kg of filament to make an average of 300 3D-printed models and components each month.

As part of a drive to reduce plastic consumption, Make approached us in order to switch to sustainable filament. Filamentive is a UK brand of 3D printer filament made sustainably with up to 90% recycled content and we are one of the few brands to offer an empty spool return service.

We’re also looking forward to starting an R&D project with Make later this year which will assess the feasibility of recycling failed prints and waste 3D printed models.