Newcastle Gateshead 3D Print

Working with long-time client Northumbria University I was tasked with preparing their excellent Newcastle Gateshead city model for use at Newcastle City Council.

For this project, I had to develop a script which would automate the performance of several interdependent tasks to produce a model which was water-tight and optimised for 3D printing. The challenge came from simplifying hundreds of thousands of shapes in a way which did not reduce the accuracy and shape of the model in a way which would make the resulting print too dissimilar to the original.

Due to the scale of the final product and the availability of suitable 3D printers this project is due to be ready in the first quarter of 2020.