3D Printing Blog - News and Trends - Page 3
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.
Online Repairing Tools: Diagnose and Fix Your 3D File.
In 3D printing, one small fact needs to be taken into an account: not all 3D files are printable. How can it be possible? The software that most people use is directly programmed to export the 3D file without analyzing the closed volume to 3D print which is why your 3D file often cannot be printed. At Sculpteo, we created repairing tools with multiple algorithms that will analyze and automatically repair your 3D files as soon as they... Read More
Laser Cutting vs. Water Jet Cutting: Which is Best for Your Application?
When it comes to digital manufacturing cutting techniques, there are several options, that can each take the information from your 2D file in order to create your object directly. The two main ones are laser cutting and waterjet cutting. Today, we will compare those two techniques, and see which one fits which application best. How does laser cutting work? Laser cutting is a subtractive manufacturing technique that uses a focused... Read More
News on our Alumide 3D Printing Material: Faster & Just as Colorful
Our 3D printed Alumide can now be shipped faster, the dyeing option is cheaper, and its maximum dimensions are changed. Read all the 3D printed alumide news, as well as a reminder on this 3D printing material’s characteristics, and available colors. New maximum sizes for 3D printed alumide When you design to 3D print in alumide, make sure you respect these maximum sizes: For raw 3D printed alumide: 315 x 240 x 190 mm. When raw,... Read More
What are the Challenges of Running a 3D Printing Factory?
3D Printing is one of the key elements of the era of the factory of the future. 3D printing services make it possible for any person or business with a 3D file to virtually run their own 3D printing factory, distantly, and go from a file to an object, easily, at a moderated cost, and without the need to invest in machines and in their running, maintenance and update. But what goes on behind this apparent seamlessness? What happens... Read More
Online Optimization Tools Help You 3D Print Stronger & Cheaper Objects
Our main mission as digital manufacturing service is not only to provide the best 3D printing and laser cutting service, materials quality but also to make 3D printing accessible to everyone. That’s why we do our best to enable you to manage your 3D file directly from our online interface without returning to the 3D modeling software. Today we explain one of the sets of online optimization tools we have created to help you improve... Read More
Best free CAD software: Top of 20 simple CAD program
To make a 3D print, you need a 3D file, but to get it you don’t need to be an expert or have a significant budget; you can download 3D files from dedicated marketplaces or try to create it by yourself using 3D CAD & Modeling software. One of the main advantages of free modeling software is that they are often more intuitive than professional software, and are user-friendly for all experience levels. Today we are going to give you... Read More
3D Printing Materials: Our Focus on Material Simulation.
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... Read More
3D Printed Screws & Threads: Which 3D Printing Material, Which Design?
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... Read More
Design guidelines for Metal Laser Cutting
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. ... Read More
Multicolor 3D printing: How does it Work and What Is It For?
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... 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.