From filling us in on the state of the 3D printing industry with helpful data reports to the best way for fabricating a quality Rubik’s cube, Sculpteo is one of those companies we always look forward to checking in on. With their energy matched only perhaps by their passionate making community, this international force was founded in 2009 by industry visionaries whose growing and dedicated team has created one of the leading 3D printing services and online marketplaces in the world.
‘Obsessed with simplicity,’ their mission is to see 3D printing technology become accessible to all—and to offer superior 3D printing services, as well as ongoing new features for their community of users and designers. Now they are sharing with us a new smoothing process that will be unveiled today at RAPID 2016 in Orlando. This ‘revolutionary physicochemical process’ is called Smoothing Beautifier, and undoubtedly will be responsible for transforming the texture of many SLS 3D printed parts in the future. If you are looking for a smooth and glossy finish, akin to that injection molded look, you will want to check out this new method which Sculpteo is going to be offering in a beta testing program beginning today, May 17th.
And if you are indeed one of the many visitors attending RAPID today (with the show running in Orlando from May 16-20), you will see Sculpteo unveil a display of parts that have been treated with the new Smoothing Beautifier, including electronic enclosures—all to be viewed at booth #639.
“Our customers are constantly looking for ways to close the gap between prototyping and production to accelerate their own business growth,” said Sculpteo co-founder and CEO Clément Moreau. “This new finishing technology gives SLS-parts the look and feel of high end production parts which means they can be used as part of the production process, saving time and the expense of injection molding.”
The Sculpteo team created this new process with many applications in mind, to include 3D printed fashion and art, and they expect the new technology to set a new standard in the industry for finishing. If you are 3D printing prototypes or small batch productions that will require a high quality surface finish, Smoothing Beautifier is recommended.
“The Smoothing Beautifier process from Sculpteo gives 3D printing a new touch,” said Serge Renouard, CEO of Invoxia, a maker of innovative telecommunications products, speakers and connected devices. “Prototypes and small series can now be manufactured using 3D printing with a finish as good as with injection molding. Once again Sculpteo offers the fastest solution to go from the idea to the final product.”
Currently, Sculpteo has factories in both Europe and the US, and they offer on-demand 3D printing of objects as well as that of short-run manufacturing. The online 3D printing marketplace offers 45 materials, colors, and finishes, along with superior file analysis and repair. They also offer worldwide delivery of prototypes and parts, promising fast turnaround. Based in San Francisco and Paris, the company was founded in 2009 by Eric Carreel and Clément Moreau. Do you want to try this new smoothing process? Discuss in the Sculpteo Smoothing Beautifier for 3D Printed Objects forum over at 3DPB.com.