For more than 25 years, LGM has provided architectural models primarily for high-end residential and resort areas. LGM marries 3D printing to the fields of architecture, engineering, and development to provide state-of-the-art visualization and modeling, enabling their clients to efficiently design, build, and market products.
LGM is highly skilled at making architectural CAD files, on software like REVIT, that are ready for 3D printing and has been 3D printing in-house since 2000. LGM’s biggest and most high-profile projects need a quick turnaround on large prints, and high levels of accuracy, detail, and surface finish to achieve the look their clients have come to expect.
Industrial SLA 3D printing provides the right combination of large print size, detail, cost, and speed. However, because LGM’s SLA printing needs are intermittent, they needed a partner that could provide them with enough of capacity for the printing of high-quality parts without the capital and hiring necessary to bring the process in-house.
With Quickparts’ online, instant-quote system, LGM could customize options for their architectural modeling needs and get initial project cost estimates quickly. LGM simply had to create the mass models for the project, and upload the 3D CAD file to obtain a quote. “Once the quote is approved and the final file is ready to go, Quickparts just runs with it and gets the part to us,” said Jason Berghauer, Senior Project Manager for LGM.
“We have been using Quickparts for over 14 years. We have benchmarked parts with other vendors, but the quality is just not there. Quickparts is a vital partner we can rely on to deliver excellent SLA parts,” said Charles Overy, Director at LGM.
“We can send our 3D, print-ready files and know what we get back is going to be accurate, ready-to-go parts that plug directly into our process every time,” said Jason Berghauer. “I’m glad I don’t have to worry about build orientation and support structure . . . It’s been great to not worry about that or pulling all the supports off to clean a part and get it ready. I can use my time within our own production to focus on other things.”
When comparing Quickparts to other 3D printing companies he’s done business with, Jason Berghauer noted accuracy as a deciding factor. “We have a higher degree of accuracy with Quickparts,” he said. “We come back because it’s easy, and the cost is there.”