Metro Block: 3D printed models of Dallas skyline bring residents closer to their city

Metro Block: 3D printed models of Dallas skyline bring residents closer to their city

Two Texas-based IT specialists have founded Metro Block, a company that aims to foster city pride using miniature 3D printed models of neighborhoods. At present, Metro Block is only operating in Dallas, but plans to expand to other cities. Building scaled-down models of landscapes and cities is becoming a more common phenomenon, as printing enthusiasts seek to capture the essence of a place for educational, commercial, or entertainment purposes. Only a month ago, we saw how students at the University of Washington had put together a handy guide for 3D printing topographical maps using freely available online data. But […]

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