Sculpteo Blog - 3D Printing News and Trends


Holo-Z is a starting business which provides hologram supporting for various kinds of screens. They use Sculpteo’s service for 3D printing and delivery. We had an interview with Cyril Dieumegard, the company’s founder, and he told us about why he chose 3D printing, what it brought to him, how the concept-to-production process went, how his Sculpteo experience went, which difficulties he encountered and how he overcame...

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Our Second Edition of the State of 3D Printing gives a clear view of the evolution the additive manufacturing industry is taking. The Year-over-Year contrast Section highlights very accurate information and details. We are zooming into them for you today, to give you the keys to elaborate an accurate strategy.   Two main applications for 3D printing as for 2016 : prototyping and production   Compared to 2015, Prototyping and...

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Direct manufacturing is the type of manufacturing in which you can go directly from a digital file to a produced part, without any intermediary. Direct manufacturing, and in particular additive manufacturing (AM), gives a true advantage to the companies that use them. But it is important to know how to best use it, and to have the skills, within your team, to carry your project forward. What do you need to implement a direct...

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Manufacturing locally has many benefits, almost as many benefits as using 3D printing to create customized parts. Today we explore the benefits of producing your parts locally, and we take a deep look at what is produced in the US factory vs. what is produced in our French factory.     Made in the USA or Made in France: What are the benefits to buying local? Manufacturing is critically important to the economy of any nation, and...

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Today, we want to share with you an interesting way to use the different laser cutting materials we offer: making efficient, memorable and creative business cards.   To promote your business, you know very well that the everyday challenge is to leave a lasting memory on your interlocutors. A business card is a marketing tool that can definitely not be overlooked. Here are some tips for you to achieve quickly and accurately a...

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We’re pleased to announce that two of our CLIP resins, Cyanate Ester, and Prototyping Acrylate, are exiting their beta phase and becoming available to the general public! We’re incredibly thankful for the feedback and data our testers have produced throughout the pilot program, and we hope that all testers will continue to enjoy the updates that we have implemented based on their feedback. The Launch March 1, 2016, you might remember...

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Recently, some voices have been announcing the death of 3D Printing. We believe they are deeply mistaken, and 3D Printing is very much alive! Where do these claims come from? Why are they wrong? And what is 3D Printing heading towards?   Looking back: a brief history of 3D Printing 3D Printing first started as a tool to make prototyping more efficient: when the first additive manufacturing patents were issued in the 1980s, the...

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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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Now that laser cutting is available at Sculpteo, you’ll be able to incorporate laser cut elements into your projects, and associate them with 3D printing! Here we present you a drone whose frame is entirely 3D printed and laser cut, with a wingspan of 450mm for a weight of only 200g. 3D printed shell and motor mounts: solidity, lightness, and freedom in design SLS (Selective Laser Sintering) 3D Printing allows to create shapes very...

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