3D Printing Blog - News and Trends
The Sculpteo blog delivers the latest news and trends about 3D printing. You'll find information about the latest 3D printing technologies, 3D files, tutorials and the best 3D modeling software.
13 Best crowdsourcing platforms for product design
Whether you’re creating a 3D printing business or simply have a hint of an idea that could change the world, crowdsourcing platforms can help your business and your project virtually from start to finish: from growing your idea to getting your funding, from design to notoriety. Today, we give you a guide of the 13 best crowdsourcing platforms for product design – from idea to realization. Afterward, all you’ll have... Read More
The best materials to 3D print in a hurry
Most of our customers at Sculpteo like things to be done fast. Thankfully our online 3D printing service and laser cutting service are both intuitive and quick. As we like to say, it’s easy as 1, 2, 3: you upload it, we manufacture it, you receive it. Yet you may have to wait a little time to receive your product and some delays cannot be erased, even by our super fast and efficient engineers. These delays vary according to various... Read More
A tour of our free 3D Printing & Laser Cutting Tutorials
Are you familiar with our 3D printing tutorials and our laser cutting tutorials? They’re free! And they’ll help you prepare your 3D files and 2D files for 3D Printing and Laser Cutting, before using our online services, on various design software. We have a lot of resources to help you navigate 3D printing, laser cutting, and digital manufacturing as a whole. Both with how to use our services, and with the field in general.... Read More
Back to school in style with laser cutting
Your kids are back to school and you’d like to offer them a classier way to do maths exercises? You like geometry and laser cutting? You are curious of the level of details our laser cutter can reach? This laser cut back to school kit is made for you. We designed this beautiful back to school kit to show the amount of details that is reachable thanks to our new laser cutting service, and to invite you to try out your own creations: we... Read More
Presenting our infographic: Digital Manufacturing is here today!
In a recent article, we exposed our reflexion over Digital Manufacturing and Agile Manufacturing, how they differ but also how digital manufacturing can strengthen agile manufacturing. Today, we are sharing with you this infographic that explains what is digital manufacturing! Sources To conceive this infographic, we first used our expertise in the manufacturing field. In fact, our clients are more and more inclined to use our... Read More
3 new features in CAD software for 3D printing material testing
One major issue while dealing with digital manufacturing is the ability to test your 3D printed model. Thanks to a better understanding of materials, new features in computer aided design software allow you to improve this process. Here is a list of a few new functionalities in CAD software, based on generative design implementations in molding simulation, structure optimization or mechanical behaviors. Enhance your CAD experience in... Read More
Is IoT a bigger game-changer than 3D printing?
Last September, Forbes Magazine published new IoT numbers, based on multiple recent surveys. One of them, led by the organization CompTIA, focused on the impact of IoT on the business compared to other new technology such as 3D printing, robotics or artificial intelligence (see chart below). According to the CompTIA survey, the IoT is the technology that is having the most impact on the firm size and its success. Would IoT then be a... Read More
Neri Oxman: A 3D printing pioneer and visionary
Scientist, designer, architect, artist, sustainability advocate, 3D printing pioneer… the reasons to admire Neri Oxman can’t all be listed in one sentence. Today, we give you a glance at her accomplishments. Because her work is an apology of the possibilities of 3D printing and digital manufacturing… and because we just love Neri Oxman! For those who don’t know Neri Oxman Neri Oxman is an... Read More
The History of Laser Cutting: From MASERs to CO2 Laser Cutting
From the first lasers (and their ancestors the MASERs) to today’s laser cutting, there’s quite an interesting history of trials and errors, dismissal and discoveries. To understand a bit better what’s behind our new laser cutting service, take this historical journey with us. This article is directly inspired from our latest ebook, The Ultimate Laser Cutting Guide. If you want to know more about laser cutting,... Read More
How to overcome 3D printing fails: top 5 best practices
3D Printing is an outstanding technology, but it’s important to remember that, as revolutionary as it may be, it’s just another production technique. As such, and like all production techniques, it has its own specific limitations, issues, and challenges. Today, we present you with 5 issues that are directly linked with the production process of 3D printing, technical challenges that are to keep in mind and overcome. And... Read More
Discover more about 3D printing and digital manufacturing with our blog
Sculpteo is a digital manufacturing service that provides both a 3D printing and a laser cutting service. We decided to add a blog to our website back when the company was created. The overall goal is keep you updated on all the latest news and trends of the digital manufacturing in general and 3D printing in particular. On our blog you’ll find information on the 3D printers, on 3D modeling with detailed tutorials, comparisons between the technologies, events and even discounts.