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20 Free eBooks on 3D Printing – Further your eLearning with Sculpteo

Posted By Zach Correa on Dec 14, 2015 | 0 comments

You will find a series 3D printing related eBooks below; each was created with your eLearning in mind! We know that it can be difficult to start your 3D printing journey, and so Sculpteo compiled a range of helpful resources and packed it all into these 20 eBooks that you see below. 3D Printing is constantly evolving so make sure that you favorite this page. We will continue to update it with future 3D printing related eLearning tools.

To date, Sculpteo has released 20 eBooks on 3D printing, this article will give you a quick summary of each, and you will find links that will lead you directly to the location of each eBook. Enjoy!




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Every year, at Sculpteo, we conduct a survey over 1000 professionals from the 3D printing market. They all come from various sectors that use additive manufacturing, from industrial goods to consumer goods, from aeronautics to healthcare. We ask them several questions regarding their use of 3D printing, and how it impacts their businesses. All the knowledge we gather, we present to you in the State of 3D printing 2018 edition ebook. In this additive manufacturing study, you will learn about multiple topics related to the 3D printing market, discover them all and learn from the best in the industry now!


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Ever wondered what it would be for your company to have its own 3D printing lab? But where would you start? What resources, printers, and personnel would you need? Not to mention, what exactly are the advantages of having a 3D printing lab of your own for the company to use?

We conducted interviews with 5 experts in the field of 3D printing labs in order to answer your questions. These experts speak on behalf of companies such as Google and will tell us more about their experience in how to start a 3D printing Lab.


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Have you ever thought about using a Cloud solution to run your 3D printing factory? A Cloud-based 3D printing software could simplify your daily work, make your team more efficient and secure all your data.

Discover our free ebook now and see all the reasons why you should use a Cloud solution to run your business!

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Ever wondered what 3D printing experts have to say regarding this technology? How they experienced 3D printing, the business tips they would like to share and their visions for the future of 3D printing: here are all of the different questions we asked them to help you learn more about additive manufacturing. Discover our free ebook now!

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3D printing resins using the Digital Light Synthesis technology, formerly known as CLIP, deliver incredible results but might not always be easy due to some specificities of this innovative process. Indeed, you should adapt to some special design constraints when creating your 3D model. To help you get the most of the technology we prepared for you an ebook How to design for Digital Light Synthesis (CLIP)

To help you master them, we created this DLS (CLIP) design white paper. Get the answers to all of your questions now

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Metal 3D printing is much more complex and specific than regular 3D printing, to help you understand the technology better we created this ebook. Thermal constraints, technologies, design rules and many other subjects are covered by this complete metal 3D printing guide.

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From small startups to large industries, our customers are diverse in sizes, profiles, and projects. They meet on one simple aspect of their work: they need to iterate fast, and to produce easily. These customer stories are here to give you concrete examples of what can be realized thanks to a 3D printing service.

We’ve compiled 21 of our best 3D Printing customer stories since 2014. We hope they will inspire you to make the most of 3D printing for your application.

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To give you the best experience at Sculpteo we also offer Laser Cutting online service. Laser cutting is a digital manufacturing technique that enables you to cut a wide range of materials with high precision and excellent finish.

To mark the launch of our new online laser cutting service, we present your our ultimate guide to laser cutting! You will learn the origins and the operating of the laser cutting technique, how to turn your design into a finished object and in which industrial fields laser cutters can be used.

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Do you know how to protect your 3D printing design? How to share your creation while ensuring your copyright? Are you certain you’re allowed to print that 3D model? If you’re in doubt, this ebook is for you. 3D printing is a gold mine for creative possibilities… but also for fraudulent copies. This is a key issue of the Third Industrial Revolution. The legal framework lacks precision, which gives leeway for copyright abuses. Laws do exist already to protect and regulate this digital market. There are no doubts they will evolve and gain in relevance in the next few years, while 3D printing reaches a larger public through the action of large companies. In the mid time, whether you practice in the United-States or in Europe, our ebook 3D printing and intellectual property offers a clear understanding of the legal framework.

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Since 3D printing’s early days (back in the late 80s), we’ve come a long way and from one material choice only, there are now many materials available for 3D printing. With our ebook 3D Printing Material Bible, you will learn about each material available, what are their properties, which 3D Printing technology is used to create your 3D prints with specific material and what the results will look like.


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For the ultimate experience, we gathered all of our knowledge on how to Graduate in 3D printing in one ebook for you. Through the 4 sections of the eBook, you will find more than 180 courses and resources to learn 3D printing whether you’re looking to enroll for an online training or to find what your next university could be. Each section focuses on a specific set of skills, making it extremely intuitive to find the training that fits you.


Do you want to learn more about 3D printing? Not sure if you want to go to school for a degree in engineering, software development or design? Perfect! This eBook is for you; Part 4 “Graduate in 3D Printing”  is a compilation of online resources that will help you figure out what aspect of 3D printing is suited for you. With this guide you can establish a great foundation for your 3D printing education; it is complete with links to webinars, additional eBooks, and articles. If you’re not ready to head to school for 3D Printing, it’s no problem, luckily our last installment of this series compiled everything you need into one handy eBook. You’ll find the most useful resources about 3D modeling, 3D printing and (3D printing related) Business and Marketing; when you’re done thumbing through this eBook you’ll have a better idea of where and how to start. 




Some say that 3D modeling is the most difficult aspect of creating a 3D print whereas others say that it’s the easiest. Whatever your stance on designing we can all agree that 3D printing technology is going to change the face of manufacturing for many industries! If you would like to learn more about how to bring ideas to life using 3D modeling and CAD software, this is the best eBook for you. Part 3 of our series “Graduate in 3D Printing” is the perfect resource to find a school that can help you develop your skills. With the help of these schools listed in this eBook, you will be able to 3D model new product designs suited for this 3D printing. 



The 3D printing industry is composed of several software companies with a diverse range of specialties. Gone are the days when 3D printing companies focused solely on making 3D printers, today we see that there are almost as many 3D printing software companies as there are 3D printing manufacturing companies. If you’re interested in learning software but you have no background in software engineering, that’s not a problem! You can be sure there’s a location dedicated to help you learn the skills needed to join this diverse industry. This is Part 2 of our series “Graduate in 3D Printing”, our guide will help prepare you to enter the 3D printing eco-system no matter what your background. With the success of our first edition (which can be found below), we have gathered 37 courses specifically dedicated to future software engineers interested in developing for 3D visualization, conception, and optimization for 3D printing. This is the perfect starting point for those interested in learning more about 3D printing software. 




Today, 35% of Engineering jobs require an education in 3D printing, and as the job opportunities increase for this industry the percent climbs as well. Recruiters often have a hard time finding potential candidates due to the lack of experience and education in the 3D printing, so what does all this mean for you? To make yourself attractive to potential engineering and 3D printing recruiters we’ve compiled all of the information and locations that you should consider when seeking a degree in engineering. In this guide you will find 52 engineering schools that focus on 3D printing; begin your 3D printing journey here with Part 1 of our series “Graduate in 3D Printing”.



Our brand-new guide Go The 4 Areas Where 3D Printing Is Unstoppable introduces you to the most attractive feature of 3D printing such as the ability to create shapes and objects that cannot be achieved otherwise. In this eBook, you will see 18 examples of products and research projects from the 4 categories below: complex geometries, mass customization, integrated assembly and engineering redesign.
After reading these 18 cases, you will have a better understanding of what can be achieved with 3D printing, and also the areas where 3D printing is an unstoppable competitor to traditional manufacturing.




The Fix Your Files for 3D Printing Ebook is a comprehensive PDF that includes a list of the most common modeling mistakes, a complete list of Sculpteo’s online 3D printing tools for automatic tasks and the best software to analyze and repair 3D files if you want to get your hands dirty. You’ll find the best solutions if you’re looking at making basic operations on your 3D files like analyze the mesh, repair it, take measures into the 3D files, rework the texture, holowing the model, etc…



Our Design Guidelines for 3D Printing covers the basics for taking your designs into the third dimension with Sculpteo’s services. It covers each of our available materials and the specifics you’ll need to optimize your file for a 3D print in that material. If you need any help getting your idea off the ground, or you’d like to talk to one of our designers in person, feel free to tune into our free.



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 it is most cost-effective to manufacture through 3D printing and when it is the most cost effective through an injection mold. Here’s a hint: 3D printing is often the most cost-effective for smaller series runs!



The Top 20 3D Printing Stories of 2014 offers complete coverage of the most exciting 3D printing projects of 2014. Stories that involve the European Space Agency, Audioquest, ALB Watches and even the Cité D’Architecture in Paris. If you’re looking for some inspiration for your next project, this is a great place to start and see what the rest of the world is doing.

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