3D Echo Tech uses cutting edge technology to provide accurate 3D scanning and up or down scaling of sculptures or other projects in polyurethane or polystyrene foam. Our skilled team can replicate your design or artwork at virtually any scale you can imagine. Smaller projects are 3D printed in plastic. Larger jobs are cut by CNC or Robotic Arm in styrene or polyurethane.
Our design team can help you realise your concept as a 3D model or realistic 3D render before it is produced.
3D Echo Tech offers a wide range of 3D design and CNC cutting services including:
These core services allow 3D Echo Tech to provide the following additional composite services to our clients:
Rapid prototyping is a group of techniques used to quickly fabricate a scale model of a physical part or assembly using three-dimensional computer aided design (CAD) data. Construction of the part or assembly is usually done using 3D printing or “additive layer manufacturing” technology.
See our Rapid Prototyping service page for more information.
If you have an object that needs to be scaled smaller or larger we can scan it and scale it proportionately to the required size.
The nine meter tall Mandela sculpture now standing in front of the Union buildings and looking over Pretoria was 3D scanned, scaled from two meters to nine meters, cut by CNC in polyurethane foam, and then assembled with an internal steel armature.
The project was then handed over to our sister company, Sculpture Casting Services to be re-skinned, moulded in parts, cast in bronze in parts, reassembled with an engineered stainless steel internal armature, patinated and installed by the Sculpture Casting Services team, all within 4 months. This is impressive by all accounts.
See our Project Scaling service page for more information.