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When visiting 3D Nature in Denver, they took me up to Minturn, CO to visit LGM, a 3D printing/modeling place. Got a guided tour of their workshop and one of the models they had out on display was this one:

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This is of special interest to whoever was on the trip to Glacier NP after NACIS. It's a model of the parking lot where we had to turn back because the road was closed... B)
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Cool! Sounds like you're having/had a good post-NACIS road trip.
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That's really neat Hans. I wonder if LGM uses the same technology as Z-corp for rapid prototyping. The model in the background looks pretty cool, too - like they fused glossy imagery to a landscape model.

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That's really neat Hans. I wonder if LGM uses the same technology as Z-corp for rapid prototyping. The model in the background looks pretty cool, too - like they fused glossy imagery to a landscape model.


It's printed vinyl draped over a solid model. Pretty neat actually, very good color reproduction. You'll have to contact LGM for details though, but from what I've gathered the pricing is very interesting.

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Speaking of 3d terrain modeling, did anybody ever see this National Geographic video of a company called STM.
this is real awsome stuff. Makes me salivate with great jealousy
STM video

ps. in case the above link doesnt work, here it is again
http://www.solidterr...m/NGS_movie.htm
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Speaking of 3d terrain modeling, did anybody ever see this National Geographic video of a company called STM.
this is real awsome stuff. Makes me salivate with great jealousy
STM video

ps. in case the above link doesnt work, here it is again
http://www.solidterr...m/NGS_movie.htm


Lawrence Faulkner of STM was at NACIS and did a talk. Very interesting stuff indeed.
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Very cool stuff. Did anybody find pricing information?

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At his presentation, Faulkner didn't mention price. But what I found interesting was the ability to turn around a model in 24 hours. On STM's web site they also mention that the technology is available for licensing.
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I spoke with Laurence in length about the multitude of uses that the technology can have (such as PGIS), and asked what their pricing was. I believe I was quoted around $1,000 per sq foot. But don't quote me! I swear that's the only thing i didn't take notes on while I was there (i know your grinning hans and eli!) ;)
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Don't quote me on this, but the vinyl-on-terrain model technology from LGM is priced somewhere in the $200 per sq foot range. There's some limitations in terms of slope though. It won't stick to too steep slopes.
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Well if that's true than please excuse my former statement about stm's cost. I must be way off here.
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Well if that's true than please excuse my former statement about stm's cost. I must be way off here.


Actually, STM and LGM are different companies (using different processes as well), so your statement is still valid :) There's different ways to do this, each with their pros and cons and different price ranges. The foreground model in my photo is done in a different way with a different price tag.
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