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The Sculpteo blog delivers the latest news and trends about 3D printing. You'll find information about the latest 3D printing technologies, 3D files, tutorials and the best 3D modeling software.
Customized Part Orientation for Improved 3D Printing Control
With 3D printing, the orientation of your part matters. Because the object is manufactured layer by layer, it might be of importance to you how your part is positioned in the 3D printer. We had already enabled batch orders to control their part orientation, and now we extend this feature to all expert users. Read on to learn: Why part orientation is important How to customize your orientation What qualifies as a batch order, and which... Read More
Know your CAD files: Nine Facts about .STL
The 3D printing sector and the technologies behind it shown a strong growth these two last years. As a standard and for technical simplifications, we used the .STL format file as the common language for 3D printing but do you really know all about this CAD file ? There are 9 facts about STL file to improve your 3D printing skills. 1- The STL name: it comes from the first 3D printing technology STL is a format developed in 1987... Read More
Video Games & 3D Printing: the Customer Story of Lily
3D Printing and video games: when a digital character can be handled in real life. Today we share with you a customer story full of colors and movement: the story of the promising student video game Lily, colors of Santa Luz. This project charmed us, and its creators used our online 3D printing service to give it some life, thanks to a color 3D printed figurine of their main character, the adorable Lily. Florian Coudray, one of the... Read More
Laser Cutting Stories: What Our Team Created #3
Here is the third series of our employees’ creations in laser cutting. Our laser cutting service is now running well and two of our employees are pleased to share their project with you! Our team members are very enthusiastic users of our services. They explain how the service we implemented works, particularly the interactive tools of our platform, and how it accelerated their learning of the technology. Read the other stories!... Read More
New Feature: Request your Favorite Laser Cutting Material
You have a laser cutting project but don’t see your desired material in our laser cutting materials list? Don’t worry! The custom material request feature is here for you. Among more than 60 materials option within our 4 main materials, Sculpteo’s online laser cutting service offers high possibilities for your projects. Laser cutting parts, even if you’re not an expert has never been so easy with our free online tools. But even if we... Read More
What are the Innovations to Come in 3D Printing?
The coming years are probably going to be the most exciting for 3D printing innovations. Indeed, the cost of 3D printing technologies will continue to drop while new expiring patents in industrial printing processes will enable engineers and researchers to create cheaper, more efficient and more innovative services. A brief history of the 3D printing technology 3D printing is often seen as a new technology invented 10... Read More
Is 3D Printing a Threat to the Workforce? 6 Questions & Answers
Automation, AI, collaborative platforms, freelance work, uberization, on-demand consumption, outsourcing, globalization… As we are bathing in what is often called Industry 4.0 or The Fourth Industrial Revolution, many factors seem to be on their way to making work as we know it obsolete. Many fear that their jobs will be replaced by robots in the next few years, and that the only way to keep the population from suffering from the... Read More
How We 3D Printed the Universe
“We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.” Ray Bradbury. Scientists recently built a way for everyone to hold this impossible universe in the palm of their hand with a 3D printed model! And there’s more: they made the 3D file of the universe available for all, and we 3D printed it! How was this representation achieved? How can you have the universe at home? How does one take a picture of the Universe? The first... Read More
What’s the difference between our white acrylics? Make the right choice!
Acrylic is one of the four materials we offer for laser cutting, with plywood, MDF and cardboard. Acrylic being a light-sensitive material, it can be hard to imagine what the material looks like only with the pictures you find on our acrylic material page. Many of you have asked for more precision to make the difference between our three ‘white’ acrylics, and choose wisely for your next laser cutting project. Here it is! ... Read More
Top 10 things that were 3D printed in 2009
A Wednesday is always a good day for a throw-back-Thursday! Today, Sculpteo decided to go back on memory lane and to take you back in the days where 3D printing was only at its beginning. Let’s go back in 2009. The year Barack Obama officially became president, the year Michael Jackson died, the year of the financial crisis was declared the worse one in 70 years, and, most importantly, the year… Sculpteo was born! Even though seven... Read More
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Sculpteo is a digital manufacturing service that provides both a 3D printing and a laser cutting service. We decided to add a blog to our website back when the company was created. The overall goal is keep you updated on all the latest news and trends of the digital manufacturing in general and 3D printing in particular. On our blog you’ll find information on the 3D printers, on 3D modeling with detailed tutorials, comparisons between the technologies, events and even discounts.