Hollowing your design

The hollowing tool allows you to hollow out your object automatically. To use, simply activate this feature by clicking on "Hollowing" in the menu on the left.

Our algorithms do the job automatically. You simply need to place at least two holes that will evacuate the printing material unused and present inside of your object.

To place a hole, simply click the desired location in the 3D viewer. Once the two holes placed successively, just click "Done".

This option allows you to reduce the amount of material used to print your 3D object and thus its printing prices. For more information, you can watch the video below or read our article on the 'Hollowing' functionality.



Can I hollow the part myself?

It is possible in your 3D software to hollow your object before the uploading onto the Sculpteo website. There is a restriction that there must be at least 2 holes that are at least 5 mm in diameter.

This also means inside the object like a figure of a person, the minimum size of the channels in the legs or arms needs to be at least 5 mm.

The 5 mm diameter is required to allow the excess powder removed correctly.

Should you not respect this 5 mm minimum diameter, it is possible that the production center will refuse the production of the object.