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Introducing 3D printing of new Translucent Resin material

Hello Everyone! We have great news! We’ve waited a few days until it’s finally online but Alexis, our Production Director, came to the rest of the team with great news somewhere during the week to tell us we were ready to launch a new material: our translucent resin! Your calls for an ideal material to simulate glass and translucent parts have been answered. In other words, it’s a rigid and nearly colorless high detailed resin.

 

Just for the eyes, here are some photos of objects printed with this new translucent resin:

 

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Sculpteo Robot 3D Printed in Translucent Resin

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3D Printed Dragon Translucent Resin – Sculpteo

To achieve such a result, production team uses Stratasys printers with the Veroclear material. The model is printed layer by layer with a high-performance compound, photo polymeric liquid. Each photopolymer layer is cured by UV light immediately after being jetted. The printing resolution is 28 microns. This printing technology uses a support material, and parts must be cleaned after printing. Please consider this cleaning step when you are designing your part. We will specifically develop that part in a more complete post, and also a more documentated material page in the coming weeks. Here are a few points you should of in mind though:

  • Model can include moving parts.
  • Maximum size recommended for this technology is 290 x 190 x 147 mm.
  • Minimum thickness is 2 mm.
  • The object is rigid, opaque, with a smooth surface, highly detailed. It is watertight and airtight.

The prints made with this material are opaque when they come out the machine. However, they can be polished to obtain a glossy and nearly transparent result as you can see on the pictures.

There are two ways for you to obtain this nearly transparent finish:

  • You can either shoot a mail at sales@sculpteo.com and request a specific polishing for your order.
  • Or you can polish the print yourself. I will write a tutorial on how to proceed very soon.

As for our other 3D printed resins, parts can also be dyed or painted. However post processing with painting a high detail model leads to a possible loss in detail.

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Translucent Resin by Sculpteo

This new 3D printed material is now online and available for all your orders, and it’s here to stay!

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Support Sculpteo in its Hack4France run

There are many Hackathon out there, but this one is another kind. The team behind Hack4France imagined a two months online Hackathon during which developers from everywhere can join to imagine new ways to use APIs.

Agenda Hack4France

Agenda Hack4France

The contest is divided in 3 steps. And we need your help for the first one. Along with about 20 others French startups that developed an API, we are running to be selected as finalists and thus let developers master the use of our API. We’ve until April the 6th to collect all the votes we can on the Hack4France page.

If you want to support us, please take a look a this short video. Arthur, our Social Media Manager, explains what you’ll be able to do with our API.

To vote, just click on the “like” button on the right side of the video.

 

Once this step is completed. Developers will be asked to develop new scenarios to use the different APIs and maybe even cross their uses. The finale will reunite all the developers at Epitech School in Paris to let them code for the first place!

1,2,3…VOTE!

 

Announcing the New Upload and Checkout

Hi, I’m Alex, in charge of User Experience here at Sculpteo. I thought I’d take a minute to let you know about some changes that we’ll be rolling out over the coming weeks, starting with new upload and checkout forms.

After working with some of our users over the past few months at our meetups and events, we found our users are generally happy with our features, but they sometimes felt things could be clearer. We’ve been making things a little more focused on the task at hand, so let’s have a look…

Upload, sharing options now front and center

New Upload form

New Upload form

The upload form has been split into two parts to highlight what’s most important at each stage and to avoid any confusion. Now when you upload a file, the first thing you see is the upload zone and file visibility. Just drag and drop your 3D file or browse for one, to start uploading. You can choose to keep your file private, or to make it public. Our change of the default choice to private helps avoid any confusion and to ensure that even if you make a mistake, your privacy takes precedence. You can always change it on the next screen or in the design’s settings.

While your file uploads, you can fill in the rest of your design’s details, including more granular control of the sharing options and new categories such as jewelery.

A Checkout that keeps you informed

New Checkout screen

New checkout

Going through the checkout is always an important moment. Did I remember all the items I wanted to order? Did I give the right address? Did the shipping option include tracking? Making things as clear as possible helps everyone.

So we’ve rehauled the checkout to present all of the important information about your order at the right time. A simple glance to the right lets you know what you’re ordering, where it’s going, what shipping method you chose, any coupons or discounts you’ve applied and more.

Of course, these updates should make ordering your 3D prints easier and more transparent, but if you have any comments, suggestions or ideas for how we can do better, please leave a comment, or even to get in touch directly at alex.gryson@sculpteo.com

Now, go 3D print something! :D

Potatoyz lets kids make their own “Potatoe” models online and print them!

More and more apps are created to let you make 3D models online. However just a few are directly targetted at young children. Antomicsoom had the idea to let kids do just that. With a playful and fun interface you can imagine your own Potatoyz figurine and print it directly in 3D! 

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Atomic Soom is a studio that imagines new digital creations with a specific approach. The team behind it grew a deep relationship with educators and professionals in the childhood’s world with the goal to develop a virtual toy that combines child development and new technologies.

Edit and personalize your model with your children.

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Select from hundreds of stickers, patterns and colors to create the Potatoyz that you like.

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Stretch, throw, bounce, break and take a picture of your toy and let yourself be guided by your wishes and your tablet.

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With the integration of Sculpteo API you can receive a 3D print of your child’s favorite one.

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You can follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

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Come see us at Inside 3D Printing Berlin next week

About three months ago, we launched the German version of our website and a growing number of Sculpteo’s users are coming from Germany. So our team is heading to Berlin next week to participate to the Inside 3D Printing conference. The event is hosted on March 11th – 12th and is being held at the Estrel Berlin.

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Clement Moreau, our CEO, and Marine Coré-Baillais, our CMO, are part of the trip and they’ll be happy to have a chat with you. We’re located on booth #101, so feel free to swing by, say hi and discuss any project that you have.

During the second day of the conference, Clement Moreau will be giving a talk “Customizable Items Manufacturing, the future of 3D Printing”. This will take place at 5:30 pm in the Room: ECC Foyer D. Here is what the talk is about:

Getting involved in 3D printing is not as simple as just popping to your local electronics retailer, picking up a 3D printer and starting to create your own things. Many people cannot design in 2D, let alone 3D, and the parts they will require many different materials. This is where 33-year-old former software engineer Clément Moreau steps in. Clément will present on the theme of Customizable Items Manufacturing, the future of 3D Printing.

See you there!