Solid Terrain Modeling Inc.
In 1990, Lawrence Faulkner began research and development work on a computerized solid terrain modeling machine. Over a three-year period he designed, tested and built the production hardware, electronic interface and customized software.
In August 2000, Solid Terrain Modeling Inc was founded by Lawrence Faulkner and Mark Fisher. Leading a highly talented R&D group, Mark Fisher, created and developed the concepts and processes for a revolutionary printing process to allow full color photo realistic imagery to be added on the dimensional surface of terrain models, producing models of unmatched accuracy, realism and beauty.
STM models are actual physical models that people can gather around, touch and view from any angle, allowing for a deeper understanding of the information presented. Precisely cut in dense polyurethane foam, our models hold exacting detail, giving a completely realistic rendering of the land formations. Add to that, brilliant full-color hi-resolution printing of satellite imagery, aerial photography or other graphic data on the dimensional surface and the scene comes alive. STM Solid Terrain Models provide a level of understanding not found in any computer model, ordinary topographic model or flat map. Our models can be any size - from table top to wall mounted or even tiled to fill an entire exhibition hall.