When it comes to 3D printing, NASA has always been a forerunner. Not only are they using the first 3D printer in space to print tools and spare parts on the International Space Station (ISS), but they also manage to actively include their community in their projects. In this post, we review NASA’s contribution to the field of 3D printing and take a look at their 3D model database and show you how it can be used to create 3D prints
Since each printing material and 3D model is different, choosing the right wall thickness can be confusing. Yet, keeping these simple tips in mind will ensure that you won’t receive an unpleasant surprise and the walls of your object will have just the thickness they need
How do you take into account thermal shrinkage and printing resolution when you’re designing your 3D model? Matthew, process engineer at Sculpteo, explains the process in detail and give tips for your mechanical parts.
This blog post is reprinted from Public Knowledge, and is quite timely. On Thursday of this week, we'll be discussing this very topic at our Copia Inaugural Summit , with Natalia Krasnodebska from Shapeways. We'll also be distributing copies of this new report at the event
This past CES we released one of our most innovative tools to date – 3D Print Dossier & FinalProof. When used effectively, it is one of the most powerful tools in Sculpteo’s arsenal of free online functions. What are some of the other free online functions?
Mass customisation isn’t just for smartphone cases, but security cameras too! Since they usually peer into their environments, the CCTV business Kitwatch wants to combine security and quality aesthetic, by making customizable 3D printed camera shells.
Sculpteo’s Glossary pages are finally available in both French and English! Defining the complex technology that is 3D printing and additive manufacturing without using a technical term can be a bit complicated. We decided to clear up any confusion when it comes to those tricky 3D printing words by putting together our recently new Glossary pages . From now on, you can traverse our resource pages in full confidence knowing that each word will have a quick and easily accessible definition
Learning how to model for 3D print? Creating a realistic looking chess piece can seem like a simple task but it poses a few fun challenges that can be tackled with basic Blender techniques.
The gifting season may have just ended, but at Sculpteo we’re offering a treat anyway. We’re launching three new precious metal finishes: pink gold, white rhodium and black rhodium! Now all you need is an inspired design for jewelry and you’ll have a custom piece (or even the means to start your own business). Brass and silver just got even better
If you’re a professional designer that’s looking to take your manufacturing and prototyping into the 3rd dimension through Autodesk Inventor, we’ve put together the tutorial for you. In Sculpteo’s continuing series of 3D modeling tutorials, the next on the list is Autodesk’s Inventor