The 14 Best 3D Printing Tools to Try in 2017
2017 is closer than ever! And with the new year come all the good resolutions we want to keep. One of the best resolution possible to take this year is to enhance the quality, solidity and functionality of your 3D printed products. To help you set the perfect resolution list, Sculpteo team thought carefully about the best 3D printing tools you should try in 2017 in order to perfect your designs and print the most optimized objects.... Read More
2016: Year in Review at Sculpteo
Almost the end of 2016! It has gone so fast for us! So many things we’re proud of. We’re presenting to you all what we achieved this year. Our last preparation of the year is for… CES 2017! Come and meet us, we’ll be very happy to share with you the upcoming projects! You’ll find in this article our new laser cutting service our new materials: CLIP and solid black our new finishes: smoothing beautifier and paintings our new... Read More
Customer 3D Printing Stories: UVify Racing Drones
A few weeks ago, we published the story of Nanoracing, one of our customers, who builds small-size racing drones. Today, we present to you another of our customers who specializes in racing drones: UVify. Their Head of Business Development, Robert Cheek, talked to us about their shift from autonomous technologies for vehicles to First Person View drone racing, their prototyping experience with our online 3D printing service, and gives... Read More
The History of 3D Printing: 3D Printing Technologies from the 80s to Today
3D printing is not as new as you may think! In 2009 when the FDM patents expired, 3D printing became such a hot topic that it was easy to believe it was a brand new innovation. And because it gained such a wide media coverage, people often imagined that FDM was the only additive manufacturing technique. In reality, the first 3D printing technique was SLA, not FDM, and its first patent was filed as early as the 1980s!! Intrigued... Read More
Top 8 CAD Software for Kids
The Holidays are coming! Wouldn’t it be a good idea to have your kids design themselves the presents to their relatives? To help you create this beautiful moment of family and technology, we combined a list of the top 8 CAD software for kids. These are intuitive software that will help children from 4 to more than 13 years old to 3D design their best ideas. With these software, combined to our tutorials and our production speed,... Read More
Sculpteo is Attending CES 2017 in Las Vegas!
Once again this year, we are attending CES Las Vegas! The Consumer Electronic Show is the largest tradeshow dedicated to technology innovation in electronics for consumers, since 1967. One can read on their website: “For 50 years, CES has been the launch pad for new innovation and technology that has changed the world.” Held from January 5th to January 8th, 2017, CES will gather innovative companies from all around the... Read More
3D printing for electronics: what’s the next revolution?
3D printing is now used in many sectors that were weren’t predicted even 10 years ago. Innovations in medicine, aeronautics, etc. are so advanced that they allow to imagine groundbreaking innovations in the electronics industry. In fact, the combination of 3D printing and the electronics industry is very new. The first printer to print electronic elements was sold in 2015. It’s an incredible revolution that can change the way we... Read More
Interviewing XtreeE: 3D Printing Concrete to Push the limits of Construction
XtreeE is a cutting edge company, working on revolutionizing the construction and architecture industries, through large-scale 3D Printing of concrete. Philippe Morel, XtreeE president, was kind enough to receive us in their Paris office, in the coworking space Cargo. In this interview, you’ll learn about the company, the stakes of 3D printing in construction, and Philippe Morel’s advice for tech entrepreneurs. Part 1:... Read More
Units and Size: Understand your 3D Printing Dimensions
Designing for 3D printing requires to keep in mind that your object will be a physical object with weight, size and constraints. Even if your object is coherent and seems to be at the dimensions you wish on the screen, it is really important to check if the 3D printed object will match your expectations and the machine constraints. Here are some tips to help you manage the units and size for 3D Printing with Sculpteo. How to... Read More
New 3D Scanning Map: Find the Nearest 3D Scanner!
The need for a 3D scanner can be motivated by many reasons: reverse engineering, industrial CAO, medical devices, tooling, etc… but often, buying a 3D scanner is not the adequate solution. A 3D scanning service has the technology and the skills to do a proper 3D scan. At Sculpteo, we created a 3D scanning map to help you find the best and nearest place to scan your object for 3D printing. Why use a 3D scanner Combining a 3D... Read More
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