Posts by Sculpteo


Learning by making has a long established story in education, and thanks to 3D Printing this educational principle makes a real come-back. Introducing 3D Printing into classrooms changes both the way students learn and the way educators teach. Let’s examine some of the most exciting uses of 3D printing in education to better understand how 3D Printing improves both the teaching and learning process. Good news: machines are back in our...

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It’s been a while since we’ve heard  stories about how 3D printing will  change retail as we know it. Think  of a shop in which you’ll  be scanned from top to bottom, one where you’ll leave with made to order products. Building on their early success in  3D printing, the major office supplier, Staples Inc., just opened a new platform for anyone  to discover professional quality 3D printing at fair market prices.   Sculpteo is...

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How to optimize a mechanical design for 3D Printing? This topic is crucial when you’re re-designing an existing part, whose shape is derived from manufacturing needs. In this case study, we explain how to use cool softwares to re-design a part with the same function, same performance but less material. 2 weeks ago, Jess mentioned in an article about 3D Printing and mechanical engineering how we redesigned a spare part for an old...

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This week, Sculpteo offers a very special discount on one of the most-requested 3D Printing Materials: White Plastic! So if you were ever thinking about 3D printing in polyamide (100 or 60 microns), now is the time to try. Polyamide offers great creative freedom. Almost all designs are 3D printable through our polyamide printing process thanks to the SLS professional printers that we are using. So don’t shy away from taller, thinner,...

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Aerospace and 3D Printing are made for each other and NASA and European Space Agencies are demonstrating this almost every week. At Sculpteo we are proud to 3D-print for prestigious project like the Philae mission and produce some satellite parts for CNES. But there is also a lot of lovers of the stars among the Sculpteo folks. We asked them what’s their favorite story about Aerospace 3D Printing. Alvise likes the First espresso...

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3D Printing is already reshaping a large number of industries and no-doubt that all potential applications are not discovered yet. This doesn’t prevent the researchers to work on the next step: 4D Printing. Programmable materials are able to change shape without complex stimulation. Watch them in action. 4D Printing is developed by Self-assembly Lab, which is a cross-disciplinary research lab at MIT inventing self-assembly and...

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Prospective projects including 3D Printing are regularly shaking automative manufacturing by re-inventing the way we conceive and build cars. But should you wait several years before using 3D Printing in your own car? Last week’s announcement of the performances of Blade made the buzz. This supercar created by divergentmicrofactories is based on a 3D-printed chassis that can be assembled in a matter of minutes. The chassis...

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Beyond summer beaches and music festivals what about visiting an hackesrspace and being inspired by making stuff?  The Makermap charts the hackerspaces and the maker resources around the world. The Makermap is an ongoing open source project which aims to create a global database of maker resources – from workspaces to incubators – which is powered by the maker community and easily searchable on any device. The project was...

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Mathilde Berchon, the brilliant author behind Making Society blog, has released the essential guide to know about and to choose your best hardware incubator. It’s a special pleasure to tell you about Mathilde‘s work, since she has been publishing hundreds post on Sculpteo blog between 2011 and 2012… Mathilde Berchon is also the author of ‘L’impression 3D‘, the first book of SerialMakers collection...

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One of the lessons we learned from our State of 3D Printing report is the existence of a core group of users that have developed super powers in their organizations thanks to 3D Printing. We named them the “Society of the 3D Printing Power-Users”.  Are you excited to enter it? Or are you curious to know if you’re already a member? Here are 4 things that you need to do to be part of it. With more than 1,200...

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