Laser Cutting Architectural Models and Model Railways

Laser applications in miniature model making

laser cutting for model makers

Laser applications in model making

Laser technology in model making - a great advantage

For laser cutting and laser engraving architectural and house models a wide range of materials are used: textiles, synthetic materials, wood, veneer, MDF, PMMA, cardboard, paper, foam, polystrene, foils and films, acrylic, plastics, and many more.

Maximum precision

Laser technology offers unbeatable advantages for model making and modelling. From house models for model railways, scale models or architectural models: Draw your designs in a CAD program, and the laser will cut with maximum precision and detail. The cuts are precise and clean – no subsequent processing is required.

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As production time for laser cutting the individual components is significantly reduced, using Trotec laser cutting machines can help you save up to 80% compared to manual production.


Why Trotec

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 are able to produce the finest geometries with maximum precision. This offers you complete freedom once designing and laser cutting your models and through superior engraving of surface textures and façade structures, you can turn out presentation and competition models of the very best 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.

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.

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 the laser will cut your model buildings quickly and reliably.

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"The Trotec laser's ability to engrave and cut fragile and thin materials sets it apart from other machines. Its unbeaten precision combined with the great backup service is essential for my business."
- Stuart Boyd - owner of Boyd Architectural Models -
"We found the Trotec laser indispensable for the cutting and manufacturing of our architectural Models."
- Grant - owner of Studio 3 Models -

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