Posts made in March, 2017


Among the wide range of 3D printing materials that our online 3D printing service offers, you might not know which one to choose for your application, or have a clear idea of the properties of each one. Of course, you can always refer to our material pages, technical specifications, etc. But it can help also to have a comparison of unfamiliar 3D printing materials with more familiar materials that you encounter in your everyday life...

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No matter what’s your 3D printing application, you might at some point need to attach two parts together thanks to screws, whether you want your object to be easy to put together, or you want it to fit into another pre-existing object. Because 3D printing is the champion of integrated assembly, it is tempting to design the screws and threads directly into your 3D printed object. Today, we’ll answer the questions: Should you 3D print...

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We recently launched our new metal laser cutting offer. Online metal laser cutting is an easy, fast, and high-quality way to create your mechanical and aesthetic parts, but, to make the most of it, it is important to apply some essential design rules. Today, we share with you those design rules, as well as some information about how metal laser cutting works, that will help you understand the reasons behind the design rules.  ...

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What are the options to 3D print in colors? Of course, you can paint a monochrome part created with SLS (Selective Laser Sintering), SLA (Stereolithography) or another technology. You can also use a multi-nozzles FDM (Fused Desposition Modeling) 3D printer to have several separated colors directly in your 3D print. Or you can 3D print directly in multicolor, directly in the 3D printer, with pretty much as many colors options as you...

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Spring is here already, the sun starts to bring more warm and bright days and so do we. At Sculpteo we are giving our best to provide ways to realize the ideas using the digital manufacturing technologies of 3D Printing and Laser Cutting.  To thank you for your commitment to our services, we offer you free shipping worldwide for all Laser Cutting orders until March 28 at 12 pm PST, using the promo code FLYLASERFLY at checkout.  ...

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Flexible Polyurethane is now available in our online 3D printing service platform in addition to our other CLIP resins for 3D printing: Prototyping Acrylate, Rigid Polyurethane, Cyanate Ester and Elastomeric Polyurethane. Following the previous article about FPU and other Clip Resins, today we will explore in detail about the FPU Clip Resin, in a complete Q&A.   What is the Flexible Polyurethane CLIP resin? FPU CLIP Resin is...

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On Monday, we were at Paris Pionnières, the Parisian business incubator for female founders, for the first #3DTalk held in France! The event was organized by Women In 3D Printing, the organization created by Nora Toure, Business Developer at Sculpteo. It asked the question: “What does it mean to be a 3D printing entrepreneur?” to three young women entrepreneurs: Claire Chabaud, founder of Endeer, Pauline Eveno, founder of Syos, and...

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3D Printing is creating new opportunities in a wide range of sectors, enabling easier prototyping processes, renewed approaches of the production line (remote production, cheaper small batch production, reduced tooling and machine costs, use of online 3D printing services…), and designs that were impossible before. We’ve been writing about 3D printing and the advantages it brings to various industries on this blog, and today we give...

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We recently released our new metals for laser cutting: stainless steel, raw steel and aluminium. This service, directly available online, is a great tool to create mechanical parts, directly from your 2D file. But what if you want to create 3D objects with our laser cut metals? Well, you can! You just need to fold the laser cut metal sheets. And with the right design, it’s possible to do this by hand, without the need to invest in...

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All the CLIP resins are now out of our BETA program, and directly available on our online 3D printing platform! The Flexible Polyurethane (FPU) is now available for all our users on our interface. In this article, find out all you need to know about Flexible Polyurethane and the other CLIP resins: how to use the resins and how to design with CLIP.   What is CLIP CLIP stands for Continuous Liquid Interface Production. CLIP is a...

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