Our project involved the creation of a 3D-printed base for an Ionian Column, which forms a part of the second-floor facade of the Palace of Aegae. This ambitious undertaking required a deep understanding of both classical architecture and modern 3D printing technology.
To begin, we carefully studied the original Ionian Column and used advanced software tools to create a digital model of the base at a 1:1 scale. Using the FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) printing method with PLA printing material (Polyactide), we printed the base in four vertical sections, each measuring approximately 300mm, which were then expertly assembled to create a stunning replica of the original column.
Our printing process took approximately 100 hours to complete, with each layer of PLA meticulously laid down to ensure an accurate and faithful reproduction of the ancient base. Once the printing was complete, we used the 3D-printed base to create a silicone mold, which was then used to cast the final columns in mortar.
The finished columns were expertly installed as part of the Palace of Aegae’s facade restoration, ensuring that this magnificent historical site remains a testament to the enduring beauty of classical architecture. Our commitment to precision and excellence is evident in every detail of this project, from the digital modeling to the final installation.