Posts made in June, 2016


When designing a technical piece, you need to know the properties of the material you are going to use in order to know how it will behave, and to prevent any ruptures or breaks. Several physical entities can be used to do so, and the most common one is the Young modulus. This characteristic is often given by raw material providers, however it heavily depends on the production process you are going to use. This is why the Sculpteo...

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If you look for a 3D modeling software on the Internet, you will soon realize that there are tons of them.  Each one of them gives you the opportunity to answer specific needs, but you may find yourself overwhelmed by all the tools and processes you would encounter. This is why we decided to bring you today our Top 5 Best 3D Modeling Softwares for 3D Printing. Our choices are based on their versality, and how well they can handle 3D...

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You still have one day if you want to meet us and other additive manufacturing actors at the RAI in Amsterdam ! Tomorrow is the last chance for you to come and consider the vast opportunities that the 3D printing sector offers.   A three-day professional-oriented event The Additive Manufacturing Europe is a business-to-business show, gathering nearly 100 exhibitors, among which 3D printing services, material resellers and 3D...

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Nyles Nettleton is an engineer and inventor with a number of patents, he is also the principal hardware engineer for Oracle and today we are going to share his responses to some of the more common questions that we receive from engineers that use our services. Many of the engineers who create inventions are doing so to solve a problem that either they have faced or a problem they know has been an issue for others. If the old adage is...

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Most companies are aware that implementing 3D printing in their strategy is key. But how can they do it effectively? What are the main aspects to consider when looking for such a change in your production process? Is this investment really worth it? If you are asking yourself these questions, then this article is tailor-made for you. Based on the result of our State of 3D printing study, we are going to define 5 ways to ensure that...

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Next week Sculpteo’s team is flying all around the world from Tianjin to Amsterdam. Indeed we are taking part to Additive Manufacturing Europe 2016 event in The Netherlands, and  the World Economic Forum in China in the next days. Have a look to this article to check the location and dates and if you are thinking about attending come to meet us! World Economic Forum at Tianjin, 26th – 28th of June   Established in...

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PA11 and PA12, also known as Nylon 11 and Nylon 12, are polyamides that we offer in our selection of materials. Indeed, PA12 is in our plastic material and PA11 is our new black plastic material. As for our grey plastic material, it combines both PA11 and PA12 to give off its color. However, one question remains : are there any differences between PA11 and PA12 ?   What is Nylon? What does the numbers mean ? Before we delve into...

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Last week we released our annual State of 3D Printing Report, the biggest statistical survey on trends and business uses of additive manufacturing. One of the most interesting key findings is the dramatic increase in the professionalization of 3D Printing within respondent organizations. The professionals who responded to the survey are leading the shift toward additive manufacturing within their organizations, and among this group a...

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We are launching today our Solid Black Plastic, a very resistant polyamide printing. For this special occasion, you can benefit from a 20% discount !   What is Solid Black Plastic ? Solid Black Plastic is a fine black polyamide powder. It is produced thanks to the Selective Laser Sintering technology (SLS), based on a powder bed fusion process. Here, no need to dye or paint your part. Your part is directly taken out of the 3D...

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One of the five CLIP materials, the Carbon Rigid Polyurethane, is now directly available on our website. Once you’ve uploaded your part on Sculpteo, you can choose to 3D print it in Rigid Polyurethane (RPU). We are proud to say that we are the only online service that gives you the opportunity to have an RPU printed part in one click.   More than a year ago, CARBON launched its new CARBON 3D M1. On the 1st of March, we made...

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