Posts made in April, 2015


As a 3D printing service, we have our mind set on two things: offering you the widest control over our machines and bringing you innovative finishes to your 3D prints. That’s why, a few weeks ago, we launched a new printing resolution for our plastic material. Once a week, we dedicate one of our SLS printers to all orders with a 60µm layer thickness. After 8 weeks of trial and error, here are our first guidelines to better...

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3D printing is not a unique process with just one material or one technology. In fact, when you’re looking for a 3D printed part, you can choose between many solutions and this choice will largely impact the outcome. Depending on where you are in the development lifecycle of your product, choosing the best material can be the key to your project’s success. Let us guide you through the process of picking the right material when you...

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At Sculpteo, we want to ease access to 3D printing to everyone. This means… for women too! 3D printing belongs to the industrial field, which generally definitely lacks of women. That is why we are involved in groups deserved to women in 3D printing. To all of you women simply curious about 3D printing or expert into this field are welcome to join: designers, engineers, students, researchers, entrepreneurs… This group is...

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It’s no breaking news : 3D modeling is exploding. However knowing how to create incredible 3D models can still be tricky. In this quest to file perfection, 3D Training Institute (3DTi) will be one of your best ally. The online platform is delivering online training on all major Autodesk software to let you bring your best ideas to life. In order to push it a bit further, we partnered with them to let students enrolled in...

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3D Slash software was born from an observation: great things are possible with 3D printing, but CAD software is just too complex and hermetic for a non-designer audience. So in order to make 3D printing more accessible, we have to make the modeling process easier. How? By looking to our childhood for inspiration: with building blocks. 3D Slash allows you to create 3D models by adding or removing cube-based units. It’s the same...

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Maker Faire is coming to Paris on the 2nd and 3rd of May. This worldwide show, born in San Mateo in 2006, is coming to the French capital for the second time. It’s all happening inside the Foire de Paris, at the Parc des Expositions. In total, 6000 square meters are dedicated to creativity and technology to make it the biggest show and tell Paris has seen in a long time. We have one word : Makers, unite! What is the Maker spirit...

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Being able to construct an object through 3D printing—directly in color to boot—is a very enticing prospect. To achieve this, some 3D printer manufacturers have developed technologies that allow color to be added directly during the 3D printing process. Objects created through this process serve as mock-ups or are ornamental in nature, owing to their mechanical weaknesses. This is characteristic of this new technology, which is...

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If you’re interested in 3D printing and our manufacturing methods, you probably know about the most widely used 3D printing materials. Those include polyamide, resin, alumide, multicolor and some metals. However, these materials are just the tip of the iceburg, 3D printing has many other hidden surprises. The following guide will help you learn more about the materials and manufacturing methods that are not found in conventional...

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This week, the Sculpteo’s free 3D printing tutorial series is growing. We’re happy to announce the latest: the CATIA tutorial! Catia is not the most easy 3D modeling software out there, but it sure is the most complete if you’re looking at making a complex system with multiple assemblies. Now if you already know the software, you might not be familiar with all the tricks to make your file printable directly within...

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A while ago, we’ve been introducing our very first webinar series : Ask a 3D Designer. Thanks to its growing success, we’ve been thinking that not everyone knows how to use a 3D printing service online. That’s why, we’re launching a new series called The Guided Tour to let you discover every useful features and resources available on Sculpteo.com in 30 minutes. This webinar will get you started in no time to...

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