SOURCE: Quickparts, Inc.

January 02, 2008 08:58 ET

QuickARC Launches Instant Online Quotes for 3D Printed Architectural Scale Models

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - January 2, 2008) - QuickARC (http://www.quickarc.com) announced the launch of the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry's first web-based system to provide instant online quotes for the construction of architectural scale models using 3D Printing technology.

QuickARC provides the AEC community a broad offering of 3D Printing technologies for the construction of Architectural scale models directly from 2D or 3D CAD data. QuickARC, a division of Quickparts Inc., has deployed Quickparts' patented QuickQuote® technology for the delivery of instant quotes. QuickQuote® is deployed in the "Architect's Zone" at QuickARC.com.

3D Printing is a term used to describe the manufacture of plastic architectural scale models using factory-based equipment and a layer-by-layer additive printing process. 3D Printing is a machine-based process, as opposed to the more commonly known hand-built scale modeling methods such as laser-cut sheet or foam core with hand-assembled construction.

3D Printing enables the rapid creation of very detailed and durable plastic scale models for massing, floorplan, site plan, interactive, and topography models. QuickQuote® enables clients to get instant quotes for the manufacture of 3D printed architectural scale models, saving even more time in the scale model outsourcing process. In today's competitive AEC development environments, time saved is directly related to dollars saved.

3D Printing technologies are enabling the use of hands-on scale models as design communication tools at every stage of a project, from feasibility to detail design to construction contract administration. QuickARC's mission is to bring factory-quality 3D Printing technologies and service to every AEC office.

"With the deployment of QuickQuote® on QuickARC.com, we are getting in position to efficiently serve the 3D Printing needs of the AEC market, which is rapidly expanding due to education, awareness, and software compatibility," stated Mark Mackie, Executive Vice-President of QuickARC. "Our client-centered AEC market research indicated that the top three needs of the AEC customer regarding the use of 3D Printed scale models are first, education, second, low prices for scale models, and third, fast turn-around time for quotes.

"QuickARC directly addresses both of those needs."

About QuickARC

QuickARC provides scale modeling services for Architects and Engineers in the AEC market using all available factory-quality 3D Printing processes. QuickARC scale models are printed in durable plastic directly from the client's 2D or 3D CAD data. For more information, visit www.QuickARC.com.

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