Shrinking Stockholm

April 26, 2007
A Swedish design firm has built a miniature model of Stockholm, Sweden, using a 3D printer from Dimension 3D Printing Group, a business unit of Stratasys Inc.

Martin Jonsson's design firm Mitekgruppen created the miniature model of Stockholm with help from Dimension 3D Printing and Google Earth.


The 157-sq-ft replica was the second most- visited exhibit in Sweden last year.

The design firm Mitekgruppen (Mitek-group) used aerial photos and drawings to create the city's buildings in a CAD program. Where aerial photos and drawings weren't available, the designers relied on Google Earth to create the necessary CAD files. Files were sent to the 3D printer to produce models of the buildings. The buildings, bridges, cars, boats, trains, and trees were hand painted. The model was completed in less than six months.

"With the Dimension 3D printer and images we gathered from Google Earth, a project that could have taken years was completed in a matter of months," says Martin Jonsson, co-owner and designer at Mitekgruppen.

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