3D Printing Blog - News and Trends - Page 2
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.
Hydroprinting, a Breakthrough Innovation to Print Conductive Patterns.
3D printing has been used broadly in the electronics industry for everything that goes around electronic components. In past few years, production of 3D structures with conductive features attracted the attention of many researchers, especially in the field of Internet of Things (IoT). In this blog post, you will discover what researchers have developed despite the difficulties to produce this kind of structures with the regular 3D... Read More
3D Printing with style – a tribute to Jean Colladon
How to build a digital manufacturing business with style and panache? Jean Colladon was a designer, an entrepreneur, an artist, and a mentor for startups in their early stages. Jean Colladon was also a good friend of Sculpteo, a fervent supporter, a benevolent force, and for two years, a board member. He’s had a huge impact on our business, as well as on many of our personal lives. He passed away on a warm afternoon in June. All our... Read More
From 3D printed gears to functional mechanism
In our previous blogposts, we explained how to create your own spur gear thanks to Sculpteo laser cutting service and to our 3D printing service. We now explain how to choose wisely between both technologies and how to succeed with each one. I. How to drive a Gear There are two ways of transmitting the movement from one gear to another. A.Meshing gears When thinking about gears, the first image that comes to mind is two meshing gears.... Read More
The 7 Best Free STL Editors to Edit and Repair your STL Files
In order to 3D print or to use a 3D printing service, there is one essential thing that you need: a 3D file. You can either design one yourself or find one online. But the files you find might not always correspond exactly to your needs. It might lack some features, have too many elements in it that you don’t need, or even be damaged. Thus, you will need to edit it. How to do so for your STL files? That’s the question we already tried... Read More
The 10 Best Books to start with 3D printing
Learning 3D printing can be difficult and time consuming but nowadays, many resources are available online to teach you the basics and best practices to start using 3D printing for your projects. In this article, we gathered the best books to help you go deeper into 3D printing. Learn 3D Printing With Sculpteo’s Learning Center The main location to expand your knowledge on 3D printing is Sculpteo’s learning center. On our... Read More
3D Printing Trends in Europe versus in America
The third edition of the State of 3D Printing gives us a clear view of the evolution of additive manufacturing. For the study conducted by our team between January and March 2017, we received the answers from nearly 1.000 respondents from 62 different countries. The majority comes from Europe (60%) and America (30%). In this article, we will compare the results of our European and American respondents to discover what are the main... Read More
Young’s Modulus and Tensile Strength
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 ones are Young’s modulus and ultimate strength. These characteristics are often given by raw material providers, however they heavily depend on the production process you are going to use.... Read More
Use Fusion 360 CAD Software for Laser Cutting
Fusion 360 is a CAD software that allows to create both parametric and direct modeling but did you know that it is possible to use it to create laser cut 3D objects? Indeed, thanks to the sketch base design, Fusion 360 has the functionalities to create DXF files that can be used for laser cutting. In this article, learn how to turn Autodesk Fusion 360 projects into laser cut objects. What Is Fusion 360? Fusion 360 is a powerful... Read More
Metal 3D Printing: A Game-Changing Technology
Metal 3D printing becomes more and more essential for manufacturing since it allows to produce fully functioning parts with high mechanical properties and also geometries that would be impossible to produce with traditional manufacturing techniques. According to our annual report, The State of 3D Printing, metal ranks the third of the most used additive manufacturing materials. That is why today you will discover more about what are... Read More
3D Printed Enclosures : Learn the Basic Design Guidelines
Creating electronic products involves a lot of effort but did you know that you can simplify one step thanks to 3D printing? Which one? The creation of enclosures for your product! In this article, we give you all the information you need to know to create your enclosures with 3D printing. Advantages of 3D printed enclosures When you create your electronic device, the design and the ergonomy of the enclosure is as much... Read More
Discover more about 3D printing and digital manufacturing with our blog
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.