French company Sculpteo has announced that it will discontinue its online marketplace for 3D printed models on November 4, 2023. The platform allowed designers and creatives to offer their model files for sale.
According to Sculpteo in an email to users, the marketplace was a vibrant community for the 3D printing industry for over a decade. Now, however, it is to be closed in order to focus on its core business. The platform now belongs to BASF and 3D printing services are offered.
According to Sculpteo, previously uploaded designs will remain available in user libraries and can still be managed. Still, the company regrets the disruption to designers who had set up their own stores or prices. They are grateful for the community’s years of dedication.
For users with open questions, Sculpteo makes its support team available. With the move, the 3D printing service provider says it is focusing on its main business. However, for over a decade, the marketplace contributed to the diversity of the industry.