Mapping the mining areas with 3D printing using Ultimaker S5
A local mining company in the Philippines was fascinated with the possibilities they can achieve with 3D printing. Having a greater look at the whole area can give them a better perspective to record the details and identify how will they execute their plan by examining the properties of rocks and deposits to find associated materials, the size of the deposit, and the potential for access.
Surveyors in the mining industry plays an important role since they provide information to all the other mining disciplines. They are responsible for the accurate measurement of the areas and volumes mined, plus the precise representation of the surface and underground situation on mining plans.
"With a tactile object on their hands, 3D printing would give them a better access to the whole location and minimizing their time on the mining area. To step up the viewing process of the surveyed area, they 3D printed the whole terrain with Ultimaker S5 and the results are extremely amazing!