Laser Cutting Architectural Models and Model Railways

Laser applications in model making

laser cutting for model makers

Laser applications in model making

Using laser cutter technology in model making

Trotec's laser cutting machines can cut wood, cardboard, paper, foam, polystyrene, foils, films, acrylic, plastics, textiles and many more materials. Laser cutting architectural models and small scale railway scenery is the perfect production method, saving you production time.

Maximum precision when laser cutting architectural models

From intricate model fences and detailed brickwork houses used in model railway scenery to accurately scaled architectural models for new buildings and developments, utilising laser machines in the production process offers strong advantages. Creating 3d models in architecture design has never been easier. Create your design in the simple to use CAD software and instantly send to the laser cutter like a printer. Watch as the model is quickly laser cut with optimal precision with no requirements for post cut processing.

Save valuable production time

Reduce production time by up to 80% when laser cutting architectural models and individual model components compared to manual production. Widen your product range, creating intricate, laser cut models and products which would be almost impossible to accurately cut by hand.


Why choose a Trotec laser for laser cutting architectural models

Easy use

Operating a Trotec laser system is as easy as operating a printer. Layouts for architectural models are printed directly from the design program, and the laser parameters are indicated. You can thus be certain that your laser cut models will be cut quickly and reliably.

Flexibility - in material and application

Many different materials are used in architectural model making: textiles, wood, veneer, MDF, synthetic materials, plastics, PMMA, cardboard, paper, foam, polystyrene, foils and films, acrylic, and many more. These materials require different treatment by the laser in order to achieve optimum results. Trotec offers a wide range of useful tools for this purpose: vacuum table, pass-through, different lenses, gas kit, and many more.

Maximum precision and detail

With laser technology, you can produce even the finest geometries with maximum precision when laser cutting architectural models and miniature models to name a few applications. This gives you complete freedom when designing your architectural and 3d models. And through first-class engraving of surface textures and façade structures, you can produce presentation and competition models of the highest quality and detail.

One tool for all geometries

Milling requires a different tool head for different materials, geometries and material strengths. The laser beam is the universal tool for all geometries and material strengths used in creating architectural and 3d models.

Perfect cutting and engraving results

Trotec lasers can be used for both cutting and engraving with maximum precision. High-quality axis drives and intelligent air flow of the Trotec lasers ensure that the results are always optimal. Engrave surface textures and façade structures and cut building models with maximum quality and detail. A laser wood cutter is perfect tool to cut various wooden components used in 3d models and general model making.

Laser cutters for architectural models
"Trotec Laser has helped me turn my hobby into a career. I am now able to create prototypes on the laser in an instant, instead of by hand which used to take hours of construction. My products now have a higher level or accuracy due to the intricate detail i am able to cut and production is safer."
- ​Justin Noble - Owner of Model Railway Scenery -
"Our previous laser system broke so we decided to invest in a Trotec laser. The Trotec has proven be me miles ahead in terms of everything: the speed, quality of the finished product and efficiency are all far superior. Despite its enormous capabilities it’s a compact machine, and we’ve found it to be the ideal partner for a creative firm like ours."
- ​Phoebe Nickols - Architectural Assistant at Liddicoat & Goldhill -
"We’re glad to have chosen Trotec, because we absolutely love the versatility of the machine. We’ve been able to do so much with it and expand our business into lots and lots of new areas, and simply speaking, the business wouldn’t be running without our Trotec laser!"
- Amy Verey - Managing Director at Artisan Model Makers -

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