Posts by Nicolas.S_Sculpteo


We all know that time is the most important resource, and that we should do everything we can to preserve it as much as possible. 3D Printing is a time-consuming process, and it sometimes may be hard to use it in the most efficient way. This is why we are bringing you today Five 3D Printing tips to save you precious time.   1- Use a good CAD program   Before any 3D Printing, you need a 3D model. And to get one that fits your...

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Are you a novice in laser cutting and wondering which kind of objects you can create with it? Are you more a regular user, who wants to experience a new way to make laser cut parts? Well, no matter what your skills in laser cutting are, this list of laser-cutting materials will give you a broad overview of the material you can use with this technology and those offered by our service.   In this article, you will learn about: Our...

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Laser cutting is a fascinating process, which enables you to create beautiful objects, most commonly in 2D. However, there are some techniques that exist and that allow you to create 3D objects from flat materials. Among them is what we call living hinges.   How do living hinges work?   This method allows you to bend flat and rigid materials by cutting long and thin strips on the surface, without separating them. Each little...

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With the launch of our laser cutting service, we are bringing you a new world of possibilities! Combining laser cutting and 3D printing, you can design beautiful creations and outstanding projects.  Today, we’ll guide you through the creation of a trophy with laser cutting and 3D printing.   It will use the trophy base we made with laser cutting in our SketchUp tutorial. Of course, do not hesitate to customize it, and add...

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With the recent launch of our Laser Cutting service, it may be interesting to take a look at some of the software you could use to create awesome designs! As a reminder, the SVG format is the one suited for laser cutting, so be careful when creating your files. Without further ado, here is our top 8 of the best Software for Laser Cutting.   Adobe Illustrator   We will start with a software that can either be used alone or...

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Whether it is for professional projects or for hobbyists, a good 3D Modeling Software is a must-have to create efficiently. However, most of them were created and designed for a use on Windows or Mac platforms. Besides the world-famous AutoCAD or SolidWorks, there are some alternatives for Linux users. Here is our Top 7 Best 3D Modeling Software for 3D Printing on Linux.   Blender    We will start right off the bat by one of...

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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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Here at Sculpteo, we encounter a lot of different 3D files. However, some of them are not suitable for 3D printing, and need some more work before being produced. Here are the 6 questions you should ask yourself whenever you want to launch the printing of an object!   Does your 3D design have volume? First of all, you need to be sure that your design is a volume. Try to imagine a flat surface as an object: if it exists in real...

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Hey there! My name is Nicolas, and I just arrived at Sculpteo. I would like to talk to you about a project I have been working on for the last year. Its name is Handesign, and it could help us make the world a better place! Nowadays, there’s more than 30 million amputees around the world. And all the countries don’t have the same capabilites to handle the situation. While in the most developped, like in the United States,...

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