Earlier this week Sculpteo announced a new round of funding of $2.5 Million from Xange Private Equity and business angels, in order to develop their 3D printing cloud solutions that let customers and businesses manufacture products from their 3D files. The startup recently appeared in headlines after the Minister of the Digital Economy Fleur Pellerin congratulated in a press release the “two French startups who won innovation awards at CES,” referring to Netamo & Sculpteo.
[Internet des objets] Pluie d'awards pour deux startups françaises au prochain CES à Las Vegas http://t.co/zTMaC5Yn #Netatmo #Sculpteo
— frenchweb (@frenchweb) November 15, 2012
Sculpteo has put a real emphasize on their design-to-order iPhone cases, producing some of the most interestingly unique iPhone cases I’ve ever seen with their 3D printing service. One of my favorite aspects of Sculpteo is their marketplace, where designers can upload their 3D models + files and allow other visitors to buy them – they’ve got everything from indoor architecture to beautiful design, and I found myself browsing for about 10 minutes through the interesting 3D creations.
— Sculpteo (@sculpteo) December 11, 2012
Users can easily order a ‘sample kit’ in order to see the quality, colors, and detailed cuts that Sculpteo can provide, for just $5. I think a service like this definitely has potential – there’s no doubt that 3D printing will have some real-life implications, and it’s just a matter of who can fit this revolutionary product to the market.