Sculpteo 3D printing blog

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.

3D model of Mount St. Helens after the 1980 eruption


Posted By on Jan 31, 2011

Mount St. Helens, in Washington State (Northwest U.S.), erupted on May 18, 1980. It was extremely intense, spewing out around 2.9 cubic kilometres of material. The eruption itself was preceded by two months of earthquakes and steam jets caused by the...

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Looking for an original gift for Valentine’s Day? Look no further!


Posted By on Jan 26, 2011

At Sculpteo we have you covered: now you can order a mini-couple. Besides being original it’s also an unique gift because it represent your couple. The principle is the same as for the “mini-you” : you send us 2 photos (face and profile) except that ...

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Withings baby monitor: new evidence of rapid prototyping’s effectiveness


Posted By on Jan 26, 2011

The Smart Baby Monitor is a next-generation baby monitor. You can keep an eye on your kid wherever you are through your smartphone (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Android). This smart baby monitor is fitted with a 3 megapixel wide angle webcam, infrar...

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AR-Media Plugin: view your 3D models in augmented reality


Posted By on Jan 25, 2011

AR-media is an extension for Google SketchUp (Windows and Mac) and Autodesk 3ds Max (Windows) created by Inglobe Technologies. Version 2.0 of the extension, which has just been released, allows you to view your work in augmented reality. Augmented re...

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Sculpteo's guide for short series manufacturing

The Sculpteo Guide to Cost Efficiency Through Short Series Manufacturing is an in depth study that compares 3D Printing to injection molds. It considers a plethora of factors including the size, quantity and complexity of a given object to find when ...

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Patateman: the li’l potato out to conquer the world


Posted By on Jan 23, 2011

Patateman (“spudman”) is a character born in 2004 as a 3D illustration designed with the Lightwave application. This is how its creator, Roland Fuentealba, describes it: “Patateman is a friendly, facetious potato-shaped creature who’s out to conquer ...

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SpaceNavigator: for explorers of 3D worlds


Posted By on Jan 19, 2011

The latest update of Google SketchUp 8 has fixed a shadow bug – a highly anticipated improvement (see full release) The new version has also fixed another issue: when Sketchup 8 launched in September 2010, SpaceNavigator no longer worked with Sketchu...

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Design of the week : The 12 signs of the zodiac


Posted By on Jan 18, 2011

Astrology has featured prominently in the media in recent times. TIME magazine even reports that astronomers at the “Minnesota Planetarium Society” have discovered that the alignment of the stars as seen from Earth has changed as a result of the moon...

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Architectural competition: the winners had chosen Sculpteo to build their model


Posted By on Jan 13, 2011

A team participating in an architectural competition had used Sculpteo services to produce their model of sustainable and socially inclusive housing. Which is why we’re very pleased to announce that they have won! The ALJT (Young Workers Housing Asso...

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Sculpteo's guide for short series manufacturing

The Sculpteo Guide to Cost Efficiency Through Short Series Manufacturing is an in depth study that compares 3D Printing to injection molds. It considers a plethora of factors including the size, quantity and complexity of a given object to find when ...

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Design of the Week: Menger-Sierpinski sponge


Posted By on Jan 7, 2011

The Menger-Sierpinski sponge is a fractal object first described by Austrian mathematician Karl Menger in 1926. Each face of the cube is a Sierpinski carpet, described by Waclaw Sierpinski in 1916. This fractal is a square divided into 9 equal square...

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Quite simply blown away…


Posted By on Jan 5, 2011

There was a time when all you would print was sheet music, but now you can actually print the musical instruments themselves. Amit Zoran from the MIT Media Lab used Rhino 4.0 3D modeling software to model a flute, and a 3D printer (the Connex 500) to...

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