Sculpteo Blog - 3D Printing News and Trends


Additive Manufacturing not only permeates many sectors, but it is also creating a world emulation. Many emerging countries see additive manufacturing as a way to keep up with the “industrialized countries”. As the industry is expanding drastically, each country is keen to be involved in 3D printing investment. We will see in this article how each country can be considered advanced in this field, regarding public and private investment...

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Nanotechnology, like 3D printing, is one of the areas in which research and progress have been most plentiful in the past few years. They’re both on their way to revolutionizing a wide range of fields, from medicine to production, from the global economy to space exploration. How are the paths of these two advancing revolutions linked and intertwined? How can nanotechnology be applied to 3D printing and vice versa? What is...

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If you have a 3D printing project, you surely had the opportunity to study the 3D printing techniques, materials, finishes, options, and tools Sculpteo offers, and knowing the constraints your project must comply with, maybe you already know which options suit you best! But how can you exactly know the impact of these options in term of price? Sculpteo offers a direct, interactive pricing tool: once you’ve uploaded your 3D file, you...

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During his mechanical engineering studies, Alexis Massol was in charge of his school’s Fablab. That’s when he first started to imagine building his own drone. He looked up plans, materials, electrical components on the internet… and, over the course of five months he built a 1.5 kg fully functioning drone, using his school’s FDM 3D printer. Then he started an internship at Sculpteo, and revised his drone’s model to 3D Print a lighter,...

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It’s summer, let’s dream about Martian sand! 3D printing has proven many times how revolutionizing it is for production. In this article, by discussing 3D Printing in the context of Mars exploration, we’ll see that it can go much further: when we manage to broaden the list of materials available to us, not even the sky will be the limit. Literally: by using materials like regolith, a layer of rock and dust covering the surface of...

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You’ve created a beautiful 3D printed part? Make it colorful! We are launching today new paint options for our White Plastic, available with two different finishes. Check them out, try them out, let us know if you like them!   Add color without losing details! Our new painting option, exclusively available for white plastic as of today, will allow you to give colors to the parts you’ve created with us. Spread on the...

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We all know that time is the most important resource, and that we should do everything we can to preserve it as much as possible. 3D Printing is a time-consuming process, and it sometimes may be hard to use it in the most efficient way. This is why we are bringing you today Five 3D Printing tips to save you precious time.   1- Use a good CAD program   Before any 3D Printing, you need a 3D model. And to get one that fits your...

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You need a 3D file to send to an online 3D printing service or to use on your own 3D printer? Several possibilities are available to you: you can design your own 3D file or get one from the internet, of course, but you can also 3D scan an existing object! We want to help you find your way through the many 3D scanners options, so we’ve combined what we believe are the best ones: from the free photogrammetry smartphone app to the...

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Trademark, patent law, industrial design, model law… All these words sound the same in your mind? You want to launch a new product, print an object and be sure you do it legally? This article is here to make Intellectual Property as simple as possible for you!   We recently edited an e-book describing intellectual property rights (specifically for 3D Printing; it can apply for laser cutting). It is meant to give you the...

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We know that some of our users are passionate about 3D printing, want to make the most of the technology and to push its limits as far as possible. That’s why we are launching two new features: the Expert User status, and the Print it Anyway option.   What is an Expert user? You’ve made 5 or more successful orders with us? Then you are an Expert user. We serve many users, some new to digital manufacturing and other who have many...

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