The Smart Company Exhibition Center (SCEC) specializes in creating a variety of models and the interior design of exhibition halls and museums. Since its founding in 2005, the Seoul-based SCEC has handcrafted exhibition models through labor-intensive and time-consuming procedures.
In 2007, an urgent order required the company’s employees to work long hours to meet the deadline. The project ultimately led SCEC to rethink its production model to gain speed. SCEC’s planning and management department then purchased a powder-based 3D printer that produced 3D models based on 2D sketch input; however, the company soon realized that the precision and color reproduction of the powder-based models fell short of expectations.
Yoon Chang-sik, head of SCEC’s planning and management department, displays one of the company’s 3D printed models.
“PolyJet technology excels in precision and color reproduction. It now only takes three to four hours to complete one job, whereas it would previously take one full day by hand.”
Yoon Chang-sik, SCEC