Author Archives: Sculpteo

D3 Disrupt Dixon’s Design in 3D

We are happy to announce you  a new collaboration with Tom Dixon, Stratasys and Dassault Systèmes at the Milan Furniture Fair.

This is the first open design competition based on a modular concept. Tom Dixon will give participants access to the design files of new products, and challenge them to reconfigure and remix into different functional objects.

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The winning entry, chosen by a jury including Tom Dixon will receive an iPad, and we will 3D print and assembly his concept, and featured it at Maison & Objet trade show in Paris, September edition.

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If you are in Milano for a few days, don’t hesistate to visit us in Most Salone. We will be printing Tom Dixon’s part on Mojos Printers all week long and showing some of our favorite 3D models.

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If you want to join the competition, you’ll find all the details at www.mostdisruptingdesign.com



Creating adaptaters for old ipod docks thanks to 3D printing

The Sculpteo team launches an universal dock adaptor for iPhone 5.

The iPhone 5 uses a different connector than all previous Apple phones models. Your favourite dock is now useless…. Really? 3D printing is changing the game. You can now 3D print your own dock at Sculpteo to support and protect your Apple Lightning cable. Simply add our 3D printed piece to your dock and transform your old adaptor into a brand new one.

screen-shot-2013-03-15-at-9-42-48-amThe iPhone 5 dock adaptor is 3D printed on-demand at Sculpteo and ship to you in only 48hours. It is fully custom, which means that you can change the color, add your text… Make it your own.

3D printing is a life-changing technology for manufacturing repairing and extra pieces to your everyday objects.

For Clement Moreau, CEO of Sculpteo, told us:

“This  3D printed iPhone dock is a demonstration of the power of online 3D printing.

This project shows that we are entering in a new Industrial age where missing pieces can be produced on-demand and make our objects live much longer.”

Get the Apple Lightning cable, 3D print your dock at Sculpteo, and plug your iPhone 5 !



And Made in 3D Design Contest Winners Are…

Made in 3D, the 3D design challenge organized in partnership between Dassault Systèmes and Sculpteo, in now over.

Here are the results:

Aude Massoni is the Grand Prize Winner with her Physalis Jewelry

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Petar KOSTOV wins the Runner Up Prize with his Butterfly-inspired Ear Cuffs

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Beru ICHIKAWA and his anti-mosquito lamp gets the 2nd Runner Up Prize

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Thanks to all of you who shared the story behind their design and show the different steps of their creative process. It really made a difference for getting the attention of other members of the 3DVIA community, which is very important as the winners are the ones who get the most likes.

Each design is different. It carries a bit (or a lot) of your personality and vision. That’s one of the reason why we like to feature your stores and designs so that you can share your story and present your objects in a very personal way.

Thanks a lot to all the participants to this 3D design contest. We are now processing the prizes and preparing the 3D prints of the 3 winning designs.

See you soon for the next one!



Beautiful 3D Printed Model Created by ENSAD Architecture Students

ENSAD (Ecole Nationale des Arts Decoratifs) Paris showed off a beautiful 3D printed model – called 173124345 octets – created by 7 architecture students from the school: Claire Andrieu, Nina Couvert, Marie Damiens, Quentin Delépine, Elisa Fichet, Lise Moutard, Marylis Rousselot. The model has been 3D printed at Sculpteo.

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It is part of GEANT, an exhibition organized by the Student’s Office of ENSAD Paris. Model’s dimensions are 30x30x40cm (12x12x15 inch). It is made of our White Plastic and features many impressive details. The model comes with magnifying glasses that allows the visitor to look at the art piece’s multiple details.

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Let’s Create Pottery! … and 3D Print It with Sculpteo

Sculpteo and Polish game development company Infinite Dreams are partnering to let you create digital potteries and get them 3D printed.

Let’s Create Pottery! is a very popular app where you can use your tablet or smartphone to shape, fire and paint potteries. Virtual pots become physical thanks to Sculpteo. Your virtual pottery becomes an actual pottery in the physical world.

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The app is a really fun and creative game where you model pots by touching the screen. Community share their models on the platform. More than a quarter million virtual pots have already been created through the app!

We use a 3D printing technique that brings you the exact replica of your virtual model: shape, texture and colors come to life exactly as you created it. Pots have a sandy texture, really close from clay.

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In an exclusive interview with MAKE, Clement Moreau, CEO of Sculpteo, explained what is behind the partnership Sculpteo-Infinite Dreams:

“This partnership demonstrates how ineluctably the division between the digital world and real world is disappearing thanks to 3D printing technology.

We like the idea that 3D printing is a tool to transfer things you create in virtual reality into physical reality.”

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There is a real satisfaction at holding your creation in your hands. We showed Let’s Create Pottery! at the Consumer Electronics Show in January along with 3D printed pots coming directly from the app. Everyone stopping by had a spontaneous need to touch the pots and look at the complicated patterns created by app users.

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Maximum height of a printed pot is 10 inches / 25cm. Prices start at $4.99. Potteries come in a beautiful packaging, shipped from anywhere in the world.

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Discover an other virtual to 3D printed app in partnership with AutoDesk’s 123D Creature – Create monsters and 3D print them with Sculpteo.