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These 3 softwares will help you to create lightweight structures

These 3 softwares will help you to create lightweight structures


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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25% off all the white raw plastic 3D Prints!

25% off all the white raw plastic 3D Prints!


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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3D Printing & Aerospace: check out our staff picks!

3D Printing & Aerospace: check out our staff picks!


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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Material can change shape with 4D Printing

Material can change shape with 4D Printing


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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Beyond 3D Printed car and Supercar: can you 3D print car parts?

Beyond 3D Printed car and Supercar: can you 3D print car parts?


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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