3D printed automotive manufacturing aids

3D printing in manufacturing

Discover a new way to boost productivity

Champion a culture of continuous improvement by giving everyone the power to 3D print problem-solving parts and tools that increase productivity and overall equipment efficiency (OEE).

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    What difference can 3D printing make?

    The benefits of applying 3D printing to lean manufacturing principles

    Boost OEE

    3D print custom parts, tools, and safety devices to reduce short stops and unplanned downtime. Many small improvements over time will result in a big difference to your OEE.

    Using a 3D printed tool to perform a production line changeover

    4 high-gain application categories

    Based on our deep industry knowledge

      Adopted by leading global manufacturers

      Let these success stories inspire you


      "Using 3D printing we have actually saved €350,000 in our production facilities by increasing the yield of our products and eliminating a number of safety hazards."

      Job van de Sande, Head of Technology at ERIKS

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      Optimize your production efficiency

      With Ultimaker's productivity solution


      Our flagship 3D printer delivers always-on productivity to achieve ROI in weeks – starting from day one.

      Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle features include:

      • Automatic, humidity-controlled material handling that reduces the need for operator interaction and enables nearly 24/7 uptime

      • Efficient air filtration – proven to remove up to 95% of ultrafine particles, giving you the confidence to flexibly deploy 3D printing across your business

      • 6 front-loading spool bays, compatible with over 180 third-party materials (including composites) to unlock almost unlimited application opportunities

      Using multiple 3D printers for high-output, continuous productivity

      Why choose Ultimaker?

      Here's our unique value proposition


      Join the 200+ leading manufacturers who have chosen Ultimaker. Our ecosystem is ideal for distribution: powerful but compact printer modules, software and knowledge that's easy to deploy – all backed up by quick access to global support.


      Our ecosystem is characterized by openness without compromising on enterprise security: 3D print with your choice of materials, with the production capacity to create high-value parts and tools, plus seamless integration with infrastructure and workflows.


      Ultimaker isn't your average 3D printer manufacturer. We're on a mission to transform the way the world makes things. We dream of a world in which things are only made in sustainable ways, when and where they matter. To people, businesses, the planet.

      Operator using an Ultimaker 3D printer on the production line

      How to get started

      Agile, scalable 3D printing presents manufacturers with one of the biggest opportunities available today.

      Let us help you achieve the productivity gains you need to propel your organization to new levels of competitive success – one 3D printed part at a time.

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