Posts made in July, 2015


How much do you know about the effects of 3D printing on ‘Mechanical Engineering’? If you’re like most people it’s not something that you’re naturally interested in and that’s why I’m excited to share with you why it’s interesting and pretty fun as well. Let’s take a look. 3D printing has been leaking into unexpected areas for the last 10 years, these are areas such as food and fashion. Engineering and hardware manufacturing are areas...

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It’s no mystery that women are underrepresented in activities, industries, and fields like: science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The 3D printing eco-system is yet another industry in technology that is struggling to get women on board. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, women make up 47% of the total U.S. workforce, but comprise only 8.3% of electrical and electronic engineers, and 7.2% of...

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When looking at 3D printing an object with the benefit of the SLS 3D printing technology, there is more than regular plastic. One of the material offered by SLS 3D printing is called Alumide. It’s the perfect material to create stiff parts that need a metallic appearance, that are subject to low stress and that can resist high thermal loads. It makes it the perfect candidates to create part for prototyping and testing. Now what...

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Creating a successful 3D printed object first requires you to anticipate the outcome. Our material pages are there to help you understand your design’s constraints, and provide you with material datasheets, etc. The important question is how 3D printing will render the object and what will be the result. We have therefore created an object to help you see the end product created by 3D printing when using layer-by-layer construction....

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Aerospace and 3D Printing are made for each other and NASA and European Space Agencies are demonstrating this almost every week. At Sculpteo we are proud to 3D-print for prestigious project like the Philae mission and produce some satellite parts for CNES. But there is also a lot of lovers of the stars among the Sculpteo folks. We asked them what’s their favorite story about Aerospace 3D Printing. Alvise likes the First espresso...

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In order to be aware of the latest trends in the 3D printing sphere, following on Twitter  the right influencers allows you to have a relevant insight. Also, we gather for you the TOP 21 3D printing Twitter accounts to get inspired, specialised and surprised. Specific 3D printing Twitter accounts:  some projects are worthing to keep an eye on ! 3D Food printing : https://twitter.com/3dfoodprints 5 years ago, if someone would have told...

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Last night was the very first summer San Francisco Meetup… the topic was Robotics and 3D Printing. If you are not in the San Francisco Bay Area but would still like to attend our Meetup, Sculpteo live streams on Periscope so you don’t have to miss a beat! It was a blast last night at the very first Summer Sculpteo Meetup in San Francisco, CA. Sculpteo has regular Meetups in the Paris area however this is the first of many...

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Are you curious about 3D printing but lack the skills and time to design your idea? This is not an issue anymore. Thousands of designers and users gather together on 3D printing marketplaces to share and sell their designs. It’s good way to enjoy 3D printing without having to experience design issues.       Different kinds of 3D printing marketplaces are defined by people using them 3D printing services companies, like...

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With raw materials often 10 to 50 times more expensive than traditional manufacturing, 3D printing has been often presented as a manufacturing technology suited for small quantities only (and therefore particularly adapted for prototyping).  This was particularly true until a few years ago, 3D printing technologies are now shifting toward more usability because of their recent development in terms of speed, quality and cost. It means...

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3D Printing is already reshaping a large number of industries and no-doubt that all potential applications are not discovered yet. This doesn’t prevent the researchers to work on the next step: 4D Printing. Programmable materials are able to change shape without complex stimulation. Watch them in action. 4D Printing is developed by Self-assembly Lab, which is a cross-disciplinary research lab at MIT inventing self-assembly and...

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