Tinkercad Now Sculpteos

By on February 28th, 2012 in Service, Software

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Everyone’s favourite web-based 3D modeling software now has another partner: 3D print service Sculpteo. Previously Tinkercad could automatically send your 3D design directly to Materialise, Ponoko or Shapeways, but now you have a fourth option: France-based Sculpteo. 
Actually there is a fifth option: download the 3D model to your own computer and print it on your personal 3D printer, if you have one. If you don’t or need unusual materials, higher quality output or color, you’d best use one of the 3D print services. 
While this announcement is good for Sculpteo, we think it’s even better for Tinkercad, who at this point have created a pretty decent 3D printing ecosystem around their web service. The choice of print services will attract more Tinkercad users who will create more designs that attract more users that attract more 3D print services, and so on.

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!