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Sculpteo is a French company specialized in 3D printing in the cloud.[1] Sculpteo offers an online 3D printing service, using rapid prototyping and a manufacturing process [2] involving laser sintering or stereo lithography. The company was founded in June 2009 by Eric Carreel co-founder of Inventel,[3] acquired by Technicolor in 2005 [4] and Withings, Clement Moreau [5] and Jacques Lewiner.


Sculpteo offers a 3D printing service which is accessible online.[6] Starting with a 3D file, Sculpteo creates real objects such as interior decorations, characters, robots, miniatures and models.[7]

History and background[edit]

  • In January 2014 at Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show Sculpteo unveils 3D Batch Control, a cloud 3D printing service especially designed for professionals and businesses in need of short-run manufacturing. It allows users to upload a 3D file, change the size and dimensions of the object directly within the browser, select a printing material, and order their design to be 3D printed and shipped. [8]
  • In January 2012, Sculpteo launched the 3D printing Cloud Engine and the Sculpteo app at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The app transforms human data into a 3D printed object using an iOS device.[9]
  • In October 2011 Sculpteo launched a 3D silver printing service using Sculpteo's silver process™
  • In June 2011, Sculpteo and 3DVIA announced that they had established a direct printing service provided by Sculpteo via the 3Dvia portal.[10][11]
  • In March 2011, Sculpteo launched Pro.Sculpteo an online 3D printing service for professionals.[12]
  • In January 2011, Sculpteo launched their online 3D printing service to the public:[13] the ability to make your own avatar. Starting with simple 2D photos which are then modeled in 3D.[14]
  • The company was created in June 2009.[15]


• In January 2013, Sculpteo was honoured by the Consumer Electronics Show with a Best of CES Innovations Award for 3DPCase, its new 3D printing mobile application[16] 3DPcase.[17][18]

• In 2012, Sculpteo was honoured by Observeur du Design label from Observeur du Design [19] which can demonstrate how the design world can be seen to recognise the work which Sculpteo does.


  1. ^ Adam Ludwig (2012-04-18). "Sculpteo Takes 3D Printing to the Cloud". Forbes. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  2. ^ April 10, 2011 by Todd Wasserman 91 (2011-04-10). "Will 3D Printing Reboot Manufacturing? [PICS]". Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  3. ^ Les Echos. "Les Echos - Ses décodeurs ont conquis Thomson - Archives". Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  4. ^ Les Echos. "Les Echos - Thomson acquiert la start-up française Inventel - Archives". Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  5. ^ Les Echos. "Les Echos - Sculpteo réalise vos objets à partir de fichiers 3D - Archives". Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ Leach, Anna (2011-03-17). "Order a 3 inch model of yourself from the internet: Sculpteo Mini Me is definitely worth it : Shiny Shiny". Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
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  9. ^ "APP OF THE DAY: Scultpeo review (iOS)". Pocket-lint. 2012-01-12. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  10. ^ Sterling, Bruce (2011-06-27). "Spime Watch: Dassault Systèmes’ 3DVIA and Sculpteo | Beyond The Beyond". Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  11. ^ par Julien Mechin 27 juin 2011 (2011-06-27). "Sculpteo signe un accord historique avec Dassault Systèmes". Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  12. ^ "L'impression 3D à portée de tous ?". Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  13. ^ "Les robots sculpteurs débarquent avec des prix défiant tout concurrence". 2011-08-18. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  14. ^ "Your own mini-me? Sculpteo lets you print a real-life 3D avatar". Retrieved 2013-10-29. 
  15. ^ "Le Figaro - Sciences et Technologies : Une imprimante sculpte vos objets en 3D". Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  16. ^ "2013 - 2014 International CES, January 7 - 10". Retrieved 2013-10-29. 
  17. ^ "Les start-up françaises encore à l'honneur au CES de Las Vegas". 2013-01-07. Retrieved 2013-10-29. 
  18. ^ "Sculpteo awarded Best of the Best at CES 2013 Las Vegas - Personalize | 3D Printing News, 3D Printer reviews & Additive Manufacturing Interviews". 2012-11-13. Retrieved 2013-10-29. 
  19. ^ [2][dead link]

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