Previously used for rapid prototyping, 3D printing is now considered as a manufacturing solution and is available to all, thanks to an easy-to-use online service created by Sculpteo for 3DVIA. Users simply click the "Send to Sculpteo 3D Print" button on their own 3DVIA model's view page, specify the size they wish to print and choose a white, black or full-color print option. Final printed models are shipped directly to users' mailboxes. During the online printing process, 3D models are automatically analyzed to ensure the best results. Digital repair and optimization are just one of the many features provided through Dassault Systèmes and Sculpteo's partnership.
"We are very excited to serve the 3DVIA community with Sculpteo's technology by offering a new and seamless service to transform files into real objects," said Clément Moreau, CEO and co-founder of Sculpteo.com. "This new alliance contributes to the ineluctable democratization of 3D."
3DVIA.com, one of the top 3D communities on the Web, is an open platform accepting most 3D files, including CAD and other standard formats (OBJ, DAE, 3DXML, STEP and IGES), enabling community members to print almost any creation with the simple click of a button.
Through a crowd-sourced approach, 3DVIA.com community members, including designers, 3D enthusiasts and companies, have long been producing 3D content with Dassault Systèmes solutions. Users host their 3D models, incorporate them in virtual showrooms with 3DVIA Scenes and give them life with the 3DVIA Studio development environment.
The 3DVIA platform is connected with other Dassault Systèmes solutions, such as CATIA and SolidWorks, which already include a Publish to 3DVIA function (starting with CATIA Version 6 and SolidWorks 2009), consequently making the 3D printing process even easier.
"We are providing a valuable service to our creative community," said Lynne Wilson, CEO, 3DVIA, Dassault Systèmes. "We are connecting the virtual to the real, allowing 3DVIA users to literally bring their ideas to life by ordering a printed 3D version."
To learn more about how to use Sculpteo's printing service from 3DVIA.com, visit www.3dvia.com