Sculpteo Blog - 3D Printing News and Trends


Since a week, we’re offering a brand new Express Production mode that available on our raw white plastic material. This option will get you your parts in 48 hours or your money back. Today we spill the details about what this service means for you, and your business. Sculpteo understands that waiting for parts can be a major bottleneck in your manufacturing process, and we sympathize. That’s exactly why you should add...

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When using a 3D printing service, the needs of a professional user are different in many ways from an individual user’s. In order to be used as part of the industrial process, the 3D printing service needs to consider professional issues as economies of scale, last minute change, production of series or the importance to meet deadlines. It’s the reason why at Sculpteo’s we are focussing on developing tools to guarantee reliability and...

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Can you create a basic mold using a 3D printed shape? The answer is yes, and it’s even easier than what you think. In this step by step tutorial, we go over the creation of a silicone mold thanks to a master that has been 3D printed and its casting in urethane. This technique allows you to create several units that will have the exact same geometry as the original master. Following the different instructions, you’ll know how to create...

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Everyone knows the Rubik’s cube. This puzzle originally designed in 1974 by Ernö Rubik has become a symbol of the 80’s and is still today the most sold toy around the world. Between the 80’s and 2000, many twisty puzzles using the same principle as the original cube have been invented and a community of fans was born. The number of new puzzles per year increased over the years but a real revolution happened between 2008 and 2010 for...

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The Slovenian startup Noordung has created of an urban electric bike to mix biking with music and introduce innovative solutions, providing excellent biking user experience for urban bikers. In Europe more than 20 million bicycles are sold, and more than half (around 12 million) are produced in countries within the EU. The European bicycle industry employs more than 70,000 jobs in more than 600 small or medium enterprises. Noordung...

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As we get closer to the end of our CLIP “Pilot” and prepare to take it out of BETA we are excited to share a little info about the materials and what they can offer you. You might have noticed that we have not released any information about the materials… before now. We will share 4 of the CLIP materials that you can choose from when you order through our website when we do go live. So prepare to learn all about the materials, their...

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We are proud and excited to announce our new “Invisible Material”, and we probably know what you’re thinking… Your imagination is the only limit to what you can do with Sculpteo’s new invisible material, so dream big!  In traditional SLS manufacturing your parts will be composed of thin layers which are almost invisible to the naked eye, unlike FDM. Our engineers have been working tirelessly in a room for...

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“Your imagination is the limit of 3D Printing” Have you ever read this before? Actually, that’s not entirely true… As for any technology, there are limits to 3D Printing and rules that you need to follow to use our 3D printers successfully. At Sculpteo, we are happy to 3D print every one of your creation but in some situations, we might have an internal conflict between pleasing you and making sure we can...

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Medicine is a leading sector for innovative uses of 3D printing. The term “Medical 3D printing” refers to these innovations as an emerging area of technology that explores how 3D printing can be used to replace or support an existing biological structure. However between a bionic 3D printed human and the reality we are not there yet. So, what is actually possible to 3D print in Medicine today?        ...

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Using a drone to take photos when scanning large items is becoming a more common practice in 3D printing. We talked to wildlife photographer Jeff Cremer about how he used a DJI Phantom 3 Pro drone, a camera, and modeling software to create a replica of a statue of Christ, located in Lima, Peru. Jeff shared with us his method for capturing the 100+ photos. Before we share the steps to create scan files for large items using a series of...

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