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Photoshop CC and Sculpteo

Sculpteo now integrated with Photoshop CC

The Adobe Creative Cloud suite allows users to obtain multiple licences on any of their software, and it allots enough space in the cloud to save all of their work. This makes working across multiple systems quite easy and organized. Now, Sculpteo is one of the few 3D printing companies to have it’s material specifications integrated with Photoshop Creative Cloud!

The software is essential for creatives of any type, and Adobe has again transformed the playing field with a revolutionary update for Photoshop CC. The update, released last January, simplifies the exporting process for 3D designers, seeking to print through Sculpteo.

The update allows designers to work in Photoshop with the specifications of each of material available through Sculpteo. This saves both time and money as the automatic optimizations performed by the program will automatically repair your 3D files to complete the design according to the specifications of the material.

Photoshop x Sculpteo

Photoshop is also now able to estimate the pricing of the design according any material available through Sculpteo, These rough estimates allow the designer to get an idea of their pricing, without ever having to leave the program. This could save hours in exports and uploads, trying to perfect a design within a price range.

To integrate the new software into the program, simply go to this address on the Adobe website, download the Sculpteo profile files, and drag it to the 3D printing Presets of within the Photoshop folder. From there all, of Sculpteo’s materials will be in the program, ready to be optimized.

Photoshop x Sculpteo

Adobe has always been an industrial leader in the design softwares and Sculpteo is extremely excited to be a part a piece of the 3D design side of Photoshop. Let’s get creative!

Don’t hesitate to share your creations with us.



Decoding 3D Printing Blog

Meet us Decoding 3D Printing Workshop @Autodesk Gallery

On Friday, June 27, 2-7 p.m., Sculpteo and the Autodesk Gallery will host Decoding 3D Printing to get you started with 3D printing. Whether you’re a hobbyist looking to get your feet wet with 3D Printing or a professional wanting to know how 3D Printing could help your business, Sculpteo’s team and guests will get you up to speed in an afternoon.

3D printing has changed the way many industries work. For decades, it’s been used in protoyping, but modern companies are now using additive manufacturing methods to offer the highest levels of customization, innovation and rapid production available.

AGENDA

WORKSHOP 1: Introduction + 3D printing for businesses  (2:00pm – 4:30pm)

Intro to Sculpteo 3D Printing Cloud Engine

Presentation of Autodesk 123D Suite and how they integrated with Sculpteo’s APIs.

Showcase of 5 startups, companies and softwares that have already integrated Sculpteo’s Cloud Engine

Artec 

Leap Motion 

Autodesk MeshMixer

Pinshape 

Authentise

WORKSHOP 2: “Your first 3D print” + Networking (5:00pm – 7:00pm)

The second part of the afternoon will be dedicated to a 101 workshop from Paul Liaw. Paul is a 3D modeling specialist with a deep understanding of 3D printing. He will guide you through the process of getting your first 3D model ready for printing.

Paul LiawPaul Liaw is an acclaimed Senior Modeler currently working at Industrial Light & Magic. He has worked at nearly 40 companies in various fields including commercials, TV, film, medical, games, academia, 2D, and 3D printing.

His training and experience in traditional arts, manufacturing techniques, biology, fashion has resulted in a unlikely venn diagram of skillsets perfect for 3d printing.

We’ll then wrap up the day with snacks and beverages. It’s always a good opportunity to share the ideas the day has brought!

Sign up for one workshop or both, each workshop will accommodate 60 people.

See you there! If you know anyone interested in 3D printing, don’t hesitate to spread the word.



Sculpteo factory

New European Factory for faster turnaround and more efficient production

To meet growing demand, we are opening a second factory in Europe. As has been the case for 4 years now, we’re dedicated to serve the varied needs of our varied clients, making mass production that starts at one, a reality. The opening of the new factory in Paris, France, is a strategic move to expand our production capabilities to meet exploding demand. Through it, we’ll be able to continue offering our clients a guaranteed 3 to 5 days turnaround time.

This is an exciting time for Sculpteo. We think everyone deserves to know what we’ve been working on over the past few weeks and months. Next September, we’ll be opening a brand new factory in Villejuif. The choice of this location is strategic for us in many ways. (not only because you’ll just need 25 minutes by bike to get there from Notre-Dame)

Demand from the professional market is booming and our 3D printers are currently running at full capacity. To handle this situation, we’ll be installing 15 new machines in this production facility and hiring 10 people to operate them and achieve better finishes.

For us, 3D printing is a revolution in the way objects are created. We are participating in a future where the range of options available for production is as varied as what you want to create: be it through additive or traditional manufacturing or a hybrid of the two.

The highest demand for our services comes from small and medium sized entreprises, ordering series of prints in the range of a hundred to a thousand units. 3D printing is no longer limited to prototyping but is becoming a real means of production.

This new factory will also serve as a production center to serve our international clients, thanks to its proximity to large, international transportation hubs. This proximity will help us meet more demand in less time and continue to be the world leader in turnaround times.

We’ll share more info, pics and videos with you about this exciting news in the coming weeks. Sculpteo is growing, if you’d like to be part of this growth and join the team, don’t hesitate to share your CV with us.



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Come meet us during the Maker Faire Bay Area!

Dear Sculpteo’s fan! In exactly 17 days Maker Faire Bay Area will open its doors and we’ll be there among the whole Maker community to welcome you. We look forward to seeing you at the Maker Faire Bay Area. If you’re around, don’t hesitate and come visit us!

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For this edition, we partnered with Artec to create a unique booth where visitors will be able to grasp the full 3D printing experience.

Artec’s team is bringing two different scanning solutions to let you get a 3D scan of yourself. You’ll have the choice between a full body scan with the Microsoft Kinect and the Shapify.me solution or just your head with the Artec Eva scanner.

On Sculpteo’s side, Nora and our team will wilcome you on our booth to get your hands on some 3D printed designs and experience the difference between all the materials available at Sculpteo.

It will also be the occasion to present different the new features like “Hollowing” that we just rolled out.

We’re thrilled to see you at the Maker Faire San Mateo! Let’s MAKE it happen.

If you have any press inquiry, please contact: nto@sculpteo.com



Introducing 3D printing of new Translucent Resin material

Hello Everyone! We have great news! We’ve waited a few days until it’s finally online but Alexis, our Production Director, came to the rest of the team with great news somewhere during the week to tell us we were ready to launch a new material: our translucent resin! Your calls for an ideal material to simulate glass and translucent parts have been answered. In other words, it’s a rigid and nearly colorless high detailed resin.

 

Just for the eyes, here are some photos of objects printed with this new translucent resin:

 

Translucent Resin Sculpteo

Sculpteo Robot 3D Printed in Translucent Resin

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3D Printed Dragon Translucent Resin – Sculpteo

To achieve such a result, production team uses Stratasys printers with the Veroclear material. The model is printed layer by layer with a high-performance compound, photo polymeric liquid. Each photopolymer layer is cured by UV light immediately after being jetted. The printing resolution is 28 microns. This printing technology uses a support material, and parts must be cleaned after printing. Please consider this cleaning step when you are designing your part. We will specifically develop that part in a more complete post, and also a more documentated material page in the coming weeks. Here are a few points you should of in mind though:

  • Model can include moving parts.
  • Maximum size recommended for this technology is 290 x 190 x 147 mm.
  • Minimum thickness is 2 mm.
  • The object is rigid, opaque, with a smooth surface, highly detailed. It is watertight and airtight.

The prints made with this material are opaque when they come out the machine. However, they can be polished to obtain a glossy and nearly transparent result as you can see on the pictures.

There are two ways for you to obtain this nearly transparent finish:

  • You can either shoot a mail at sales@sculpteo.com and request a specific polishing for your order.
  • Or you can polish the print yourself. I will write a tutorial on how to proceed very soon.

As for our other 3D printed resins, parts can also be dyed or painted. However post processing with painting a high detail model leads to a possible loss in detail.

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Translucent Resin by Sculpteo

This new 3D printed material is now online and available for all your orders, and it’s here to stay!