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George Hart Keynote at Construction3D

Recap: Construct3D 2018, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia

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Earlier this month, Ultimaker participated in the second edition of the Construct3D academic 3D Printing and Digital Fabrication conference. Over 250 educators, students, and industry allies converged upon Georgia Tech's campus and conference hotel in Atlanta, Georgia, October 5-8, to attend presentations, keynotes, technical workshops, panels, an expo hall, industry demos, poster sessions, and other networking opportunities. The goal: to continue to raise the level of discourse surrounding education and 3D printing in academia within K12, Higher Ed, and Informal Ed, building upon the achievements of the 2017 conference.

Supporting education remains a core value for Ultimaker from the earliest days of the company. Not only does Ultimaker develop hardware, software, and materials to meet the needs of a diverse and growing worldwide education community, but we also take the additional steps to provide this community with extensive online teaching and training resources, an education-focused blog series, and participation in real-world activities like Construct3D.

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Ultimaker continues its role as a co-founding Construct3D sponsor for the second year, along with Autodesk, Duke OIT, and Shopbot, and also contributes significant staff time and resources to help make Construct3D possible for the educators it serves.

Day One

The conference weekend began on Friday with seven different academic and industry-led workshops, along with chances to tour the Georgia Tech Invention StudioThe Materials Innovation & Learning Lab, and TI Makerspace within the Interdisciplinary Design Commons. The workshops offered educators in-depth professional CAD training sessions and an introduction to the use of Drones in academic contexts.

An evening kickoff event featured the first Keynote Speaker, artist and mathematician George Hart, filling the auditorium at the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute.

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George Hart is an interdisciplinary sculptor, mathematician, computer scientist, and educator. A former research professor at Stony Brook University, Hart is a pioneer in using computer technology and 3D printing in the design and fabrication of sculpture. Examples of his artwork can be seen at M.I.T., U.C. Berkeley, Duke University, Princeton University, and Stony Brook University.

As many who attended his presentation might testify, Hart is a passionate and powerful force for evangelizing the beauty and wonder of mathematics. He has inspired generations of students and learners to shed their apprehensions and prejudices at the door and step across the threshold into the vast chamber of this universal science.

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Completed Zonodome

Hart also introduced the Zonodome community artwork. The Zonodome was made possible by a collaboration with, who provided the platform our community used to crowdprint the 300+ parts produced for Hart's Zonodome geodesic structure. Over the course of Day Two, attendees joined Hart, boxes full of 3D printed parts, and a bushel of dowel rods in the Expo hall, where they put together the structure.

Day Two

The academic conference programming began in earnest early Saturday morning with the second Keynote session, presented by Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg of Nervous System. Nervous System is a generative design studio in Somerville, Mass, that works at the intersection of science, art, and technology. Writing computer programs based on processes and patterns found in nature, the studio creates unique and affordable art, jewelry, and housewares.

Nervous System Keynote - Construct3D 2018

A few of their projects, such as their Hyphae lamps and naturally-draping Kinematics Dress 3D printed garments pop up so frequently in articles about the future of design that they are often used as totems, synonymous with the rise in interest, from designers and audiences alike, with techniques that permit them to create in collaboration with nature and other complex and elegant natural systems. They have done much to raise interest in, and understanding of, the principles of generative design.

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Day Two was also the launch of the conference Expo Hall, which featured booths and technical demos contributed from the sponsors and exhibitors that made Construct3D 2018 possible. See the conference site for the full list of the 2018 sponsors and exhibitors.

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Ultimaker was among these vendors included, contributing a number of Ultimaker printers for the use of the conference presenters as well as introducing the Ultimaker S5 to many educators and educational institutions for the first time. Clemson professor Insun Kwon returned for the second year to display his intricate designs at the Ultimaker booth, sharing details and techniques he has developed for fabricating his challenging, high-resolution digitally sculpted models using affordable desktop 3D printing technologies, and this time bring work from several of his promising students, executing in a similar fashion using Ultimaker printers.

2018 Conference program

After the conference, we created a tally of the broad topics covered by the programming this year. Here is an overview of the 2018 Construct3D conference topics:

Table - Topics covered by 2018 conference

The academic sessions for the conference each year are reviewed and accepted by the programming committees for Higher Ed, K12, and Informal Education. "Thanks to a large number of submissions this year we were able to be more selective," says conference programming chair Lizabeth Arum. "As a result, the quality of the programming across the board was even stronger than last year." Amit Jariwala, Director of Design & Innovation in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech, and this year's conference co-host, also praised the strength and diversity of the programming, saying: "We, at Georgia Tech, were very excited to have such a wide spectrum of passionate educators and makers attend the campus for the conference's second year."

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Over 86 academic sessions, workshops, panels, and networking activities filled the weekend to the brim. In addition to the excellent programming contributed from K12, Informal, and Higher Education from around the country, this year's conference also included the following ten Featured Speakers:

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Day Three

Day Three began with the third and final Keynote presentation: Larry Rosenstock, CEO and founding principal of High Tech High and President of High Tech High Graduate School of Education. From the introduction given by steering committee member Tamara Pearson: "I see Larry as one of the great educational innovators of our time, challenging all of us to change the way we think about children and school. And he has given us the roadmap for doing it, by creating environments where the needs of the children come first. Where children are treated with respect, like human beings."

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Conference sessions continued on Sunday, including a series of panels tacking tough topics such as new approaches to explore workforce development, social equity in Makerspaces, and two focusing on high school digital fabrication in PBL environments and 3D printing and CAD in robotics. Autodesk's Guillermo Melatoni shared a sneak peek into the future roadmap for Tinkercad and Fusion 360 for educators. Activities culminated in a conference wrap up session that celebrated attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, and allies, and introduced some possibilities for next year's conference.

Later that evening, the conference threw a pizza party to invite attendees staying for the workshops on Monday to participate in the 0 Things hackathon orchestrated by conference attendee Josh Ajima. As shared in the 0 Things Community Project page, Ajima challenged the audience to view each empty search for online 3D models as an opportunity, and use the power of 0 Things as inspiration to create powerful, engaging designs and projects.

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"Educators should use the omissions in the popular model repositories to encourage students to research, design, and share new 3D models to fill the missing content areas, and to promote social justice and equality," Ajima said. "The best 0 Things projects are the ones that you most care about and feel passionate about. Students are strongly impacted by things relating to identity, heritage, culture, and interests. As educators, we are most aware of 0 Things in our content area." Quite a few conference attendees joined the 0 Things activity, flooding the lobby and lounge area of the Georgia Tech Hotel with passionate educators, working in groups to add new models and objects to our collective shared resources.

Day Four

Monday had the largest number of technical workshops and training sessions, boasting not only in-depth intermediate CAD sessions, but also hands-on with molding and casting, and an advanced co-polyester discussion with a Technology Fellow from the Eastman Chemical Company. As Steering Committee member Laura Taalman pointed out, "The Construct3D workshops offer professional development opportunities that aren’t available anywhere else, including extensive training on using design software packages like Fusion 360, Mathematica, and Rhino/Grasshopper."

We look forward to seeing you next year!

At the end of each conference, the steering committee also reviews the pertinent data regarding the conference attendees and topics. We have just a few snapshots of the data collected so far, with more to explore as attendee testimonials and feedback rolls in.

Steering Committee - Construct3D 2018 - sm

One of the goals of the conference is to ensure that there is participation across the board from the three educator communities we serve: K12, Informal, and Higher Education. We are really excited that we were able to maintain and even slightly increase the high level of participation and contribution from the previous year. Another one of our goals for the 2018 edition of the conference was to increase student attendees and student speakers with strong participation from students in particular within the Poster Sessions component of the event activity.

Here are some highlights of the testimonials we have received so far:

“Construct3D is an amazing conference like no other that I have been to in my career as an educator. I have been so happy to have been chosen to present and attend it for the past two years. I have had the chance to network with leading educators, researchers, and many others in several different fields of study. From K-12 educators incorporating 3D printing and fabricating into their curriculums, to universities, companies, and individuals in the field of design, art, medicine, and industry who use additive manufacturing in their work, it is all represented at Construct3D. It literally is life changing for an attendee. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to attend a cutting-edge conference with such great locations such as Duke University and Georgia Tech. It is a wonderful event that should not be passed up.” — Christopher Sweeney, Charter High School for Architecture and Design

"Construct3D was brilliant, and my mind is blown; I returned to work absolutely invigorated. I was able to learn from and collaborate with intelligent, inspiring and interesting people. I am excited to have discovered the conference (thanks to a colleague who attended an ALA conference) and am planning to attend as many future events as possible. I look forward to implementing what I learned in my makerspace and continuing to develop my personal goals." — Ashley Gonzales, William & Mary Libraries

"Thanks again for organizing a wonderful conference.  I am still getting lots of positive email feedback from attendees.  Several plan to make their own Zonodome." — George Hart, mathematician & artist, Construct3D 2018 Keynote

If you attended and would like to share your 2018 event conference experiences to add them to those we collected last year, please email them to: [email protected]

Thank you to all of the 2018 Construct3D steering committee members, as well as all of the exhibitors, sponsors, speakers, and attendees for making the 2018 edition special. See you all at Construct3D 2019!

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    3D printing in 2018: Our year in review

    We take a look back at our highlights and developments in 3D printing in 2018, including examples from leading innovators.

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  • Ultimaker S5 applications: Scaling up small batches

    Ultimaker S5 applications: Scaling up small batches

    we explore some of the ways they are using the Ultimaker S5 to develop better quality products and bring them to market faster

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  • Getting familiar with glass fiber – Owens Corning AMA

    Getting familiar with glass fiber – Owens Corning AMA

    To create the perfect 3D print, it’s vital to have access to the right material, but it’s also critical to use the right slicing settings. Preconfigured print profiles in Ultimaker Cura make...

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  • Ultimaker at Formnext 2018

    Recap: Formnext 2018, Frankfurt

    Formnext is the leading global exhibition and conference on additive manufacturing, and an annual fixture in our exhibition calendar. Held at Frankfurt Messe, Formnext brought together experts from a wide range of industry sectors, such as automotive, aer

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    Ultimaker gains certification as part of Materialise 510(k) cleared Mimics inPrint software

    By meeting FDA regulatory guidelines, the Ultimaker S5 is the first FFF 3D printer to receive FDA 510(k) clearance.

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  • Third-party materials in Ultimaker Cura

    The Marketplace: Empowering 3D printing professionals worldwide

    Contributing profiles to the Marketplace is an extremely effective way to broadcast materials to Ultimaker Cura’s user base, which includes hundreds of engineers, designers, architects, and other 3D printing professionals worldwide. To date, over sixty di

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  • Ultimaker achieves ISO 9001 and ISO 14001

    Company update: Ultimaker achieves ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 with flying colors

    Learn how industry benchmarks show customer satisfaction, regulatory compliance, and continuous improvement are embedded in Ultimaker’s DNA.

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  • Introducing more high-performance materials, software updates, and print core CC Red

    Introducing more high-performance materials, software updates, and print core CC Red

    Ultimaker launches optimized printing profiles for world-leading materials in the latest version of Ultimaker Cura. Plus, our wear-resistant print core CC Red 0.6, ideal for printing with composite materials, is now on sale.

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  • How Ultimaker 3D printing can benefit your business supply chain

    6 overlooked benefits of 3D printing for your supply chain

    Couldn't your business benefit from a simpler supply chain? 3D printing offers a standalone production process for end-use and spare parts. Learn more here.

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  • Ultimaker quick-swap print cores maximize uptime

    Red for ruby – Anders Olsson on the new wear-resistant print core

    We talk to one of our most prolific community contributors, Anders Olsson, and how his work led to the development of a new wear-resistant print core.

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  • George Hart Keynote at Construction3D

    Recap: Construct3D 2018, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia

    Ultimaker participated in the second edition of the Construct3D academic 3D Printing and Digital Fabrication conference joining over 250 educators, students, and thought leaders.

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  • Students making a rocketship

    Setting students up for success with 3D printing

    Failure is good for innovation. That's the culture adopted by many businesses today – fail fast, learn fast, iterate. How does 3D printing help teach young people these agile skills?

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  • Ultimaker at SIGGRAPH

    Recap: SIGGRAPH 2018, Vancouver, British Columbia

    The Ultimaker North America team collaborated with local partners and professional CAD peers to introduce the latest updates to Ultimaker hardware, software, materials, and best practices at the leading conference for computer graphics professionals, desi

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  • Owens Corning XSTRAND™ material

    Our complete solution: 3D printing with high-performance plastics and composites

    Discover easy abrasive 3D printing with our new print core, using the world's most advanced plastics and composites from Owens Corning and DSM.

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  • Designing with an Ultimaker

    4 remarkable 3D printing applications

    Here are a few ways that 3D printing is finding its way into the everyday workflow of other, less obvious applications

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    How we test 3D printing material combinations

    In this blog we offer insight into this process and look at how we test and develop various combinations of 3D printing materials.

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  • Singapore skyline

    Company update: Ultimaker opens new Singapore office

    Ultimaker recently opened a new office in Singapore in order to meet the growing demand for Ultimaker 3D printers in the APAC region.

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    In the spotlight: Dinara Kasko, pastry artist

    We always love to see social media posts, blogs, and videos about how people are using Ultimaker 3D printers. For some time, Dinara Kasko has been lighting up news feeds with her ‘geometric desserts’, where she has creatively used 3D printing to produce m

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  • Volkswagen

    What’s a manufacturing minute worth?

    Almost every major auto brand, including Volkswagen, has documented the benefits that 3D printing has brought to their design and production process, noting significant reductions in both time and cost. To demonstrate the potential financial impact of th

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  • Developments and trends in 3D printing

    Developments and trends in 3D printing

    The past few years have shown a steady maturing of the FFF 3D printing market, followed by increased awareness as a viable manufacturing method.

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  • 3D printing – Outsource, or print in-house?

    3D printing – Outsource, or print in-house?

    3D printing is becoming increasingly integral in the workplace. It helps companies validate designs, perform functional tests, and bring products to market more quickly. 3D printed prototypes are useful for communicating concepts with stakeholders, result

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  • FFF-sla-sls

    Comparing FFF, SLA, and SLS technologies

    All 3D printing technologies are based on a common principle – a 3D CAD model is sliced horizontally into separate cross-sections, that are then printed sequentially on top of each other to form a three-dimensional object. However, FFF, SLA, and SLS take

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  • Ultimaker S5 with Tough PLA

    Which 3D printing material should I use?

    When it comes to 3D printing, the filament you use can have a big impact on your final product. Each material has different properties that you can choose to suit your specific needs. Here’s a handy guide to help you figure out which is which.

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  • Ultimaker 3 Jorge Valle product design studio

    In the spotlight: Jorge Valle, 3D artist and product designer

    We spoke to product designer Jorge Valle about how 3D printing helps him turn his ideas for new products into reality in next to no time, and how it fits into his 3D design workflow.

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  • The five key 3D printing applications

    The five key 3D printing applications

    Integrating a desktop 3D printer into your workflow can yield impressive results, from creating concepts and prototypes for products to small batches of tooling, or even medical models for surgeons. Here’s a look at five of the ways 3D printing can improv

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  • Architects looking at a 3D model

    Six reasons why every architect needs a 3D printer

    From helping you present concepts to clients faster to allowing for more iterations during the process, 3D printing in architecture makes a lot of sense. Here are six reasons why you should consider one.

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  • RepRap printer

    Reminiscing about RepRap: 10 years on

    Today, May 29th, 2018, marks the 10 year anniversary of the RepRap project. 3D printing has undergone an immense journey – inspiring minds, encouraging collaboration, and influencing the way we think about production.

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  • Ultimaker S5 applications: Scaling up small batches

    Alliances with leading material companies to deliver choice and quality

    Ultimaker is forming collaborative alliances with global material companies to meet the growing demand for industrial-grade engineering materials compatible with Ultimaker 3D printers.

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  • PLA materials og

    How to 3D print with PLA and which materials to choose

    Thanks to its accuracy, reliability, and cost-effectiveness, PLA (polylactic acid) 3D printing material is a great choice for many industries.

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  • Ultimaker 2+ in Sierra Leone

    Empowering locals in Sierra Leone with Ultimaker 3D printers

    While aid initiatives involving 3D printed functional prosthetics in Sierra Leone already exist, they are not time and cost-efficient. Surgical resident Lars Brouwers believed that there must be a better way to get aid to those affected.

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  • Jabil-Ultimaker

    Jabil Auburn Hills sees 80% reduction in production time with Ultimaker

    Jabil, one of the largest manufacturing service providers in the world, is overcoming production challenges with cost-efficient Ultimaker 3D printers.

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  • Print detailed objects faster using adaptive layers in Ultimaker Cura

    Print detailed objects faster using adaptive layers in Ultimaker Cura

    Most slicing software will assign a constant spacing between each layer–known as the layer height. Very fine layer height will result in a high-resolution model, but each extra layer will add time to the printing process. A thicker layer height will print

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  • Firmware 4.3

    Firmware 4.3 available for the Ultimaker 3

    Get the latest features and a better Cura Connect experience by upgrading your Ultimaker 3 to Firmware 4.3. The latest firmware release takes your hardware further with a new accessibility feature. Learn more here.

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    Bosch announces global investment in Ultimaker 3D printers

    Electronics and engineering giant Bosch is investing in Ultimaker 3D printers for its global facilities to drive innovation while cutting manufacturing and design costs.

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  • PVA filament on Ultimaker 3D printer

    3D printing tips: How to store PVA material

    Storing your PVA in optimal conditions is key to a high-quality 3D print. If stored improperly, PVA can absorb ambient moisture and cause failed prints. Follow our storage and care tips.

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  • SolidWorks integration

    Ultimaker Cura 3D printing software - SolidWorks integration for a better workflow

    One of the benefits of Ultimaker Cura is the ability for users to extend the core functionality of the software to streamline the 3D printing workflow. Users can experiment and deploy modifications to Ultimaker Cura to integrate different software, read c

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  • Ultimaker support material 3D prints

    Which 3D printing supports to use: PLA, PVA or Breakaway

    With the launch of Ultimaker’s Breakaway support material, there are now even more options for supporting your 3D prints. But which one is right for your design? Let’s take a look at the different options and when to use each one.

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  • Firmware 4.1 and Cura Connect

    Ultimaker Firmware 4.1 released

    Ultimaker Firmware 4.1 release adds new functionality, features, and printing performance to your Ultimaker 3 and Cura Connect. Discover what's new in this blog post.

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  • Siemens PLM

    Recap: Siemens PLM Connection 2017

    At the Siemens PLM event, Ultimaker exhibited innovations that aim to enhance manufacturing. We showcased several successful business cases, including custom-made jigs and fixtures developed by Volkswagen Autoeuropa.

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    Library Stories: Growing opportunities with 3D printing

    Andrea Puglisi is a serials and reference librarian from Pittsfield, Massachusetts. In this library story, she shares her experience of how 3D printers can be used as powerful educational outreach tools for the local community.

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  • What’s an automotive minute worth?

    What’s an automotive minute worth?

    To demonstrate the potential financial impact of the newfound efficiencies brought on by 3D printing, Ultimaker sought out to answer: what exactly is an automotive minute worth?

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  • Developments and trends in 3D printing

    Company update: Ultimaker receives major funding to fuel global expansion

    We are excited to announce an agreement for major funding from NPM Capital. With this new funding, we are able to accelerate product development and further grow the company.

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  • Ultimaker 3

    Hardware designs for the Ultimaker 3 and Ultimaker 3 Extended released

    At Ultimaker, we believe in the value of openness, collaboration, and accessibility. That is why today, we are making the hardware designs for the Ultimaker 3 and Ultimaker 3 Extended available.

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  • Ultimaker Cura 3.0

    Welcome to Ultimaker Cura 3.0

    With a fresh new interface, Ultimaker Cura 3.0 offers the easiest and most accessible 3D print preparation experience for users, whether they are novices or professionals.

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  • Beginner’s guide to 3D printing with PP

    Beginner’s guide to 3D printing with PP

    Despite being one of the most used plastics in the world, PP or polypropylene can be hard to use for 3D printing. With Ultimaker’s optimized PP filament and these helpful tips, you’ll be ready to start exploring the possibilities of this material.

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  • Druxbury free library

    Library stories: A librarian's journey of going from zero to maker

    In this article, Jessica Lamarre, a librarian and makerspace coordinator, reflects on her experiences about how a 3D printer in a local community can be a powerful educational tool.

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  • 3D hatching: Grayscale printing on the Ultimaker 3

    3D hatching: Grayscale printing on the Ultimaker 3

    In collaboration with the Delft University of Technology, one of our engineers has developed a technique to achieve grayscale printing using an Ultimaker 3. This enables users to print an object with varying tones using two colors.

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  • Library stories: Marin City Library

    Library stories: A lot more is happening in the library than just borrowing books

    In over two years of our 3D printing program at the Marin City Library, we've had great success. Our intention was to bring new technologies to a community that lacks access to resources that others take for granted.

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  • Building a 3D printed T. rex with your class

    Are you ready to build a 3D printed T. rex with your class?

    If there’s one topic guaranteed to excite students, it’s dinosaurs. In tandem with Ultimaker, Naturalis Biodiversity Center has created an exhilarating, interactive lesson plan, showing you how to build a T. rex skeleton in the classroom.

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  • Essential tools for every 3D printing professional

    Essential tools for every 3D printing professional

    To get the best from your 3D printer, you need to be armed with the right tools for the job. From removing support material to improving build plate adhesion, here’s a list of must-have tools, all designed to make your life easier.

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  • Ultimaker company update

    Company update: Ultimaker files first patents

    If it’s happening in Ultimaker’s world, you can find out about it here. 3D printing stories about inspiring moments, original 3D printed projects and much much more.

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    Understanding firmware

    What is firmware? What does it do? In this article, we'll clear things up and explain how firmware operates inside your Ultimaker printer and how to update it. Let's get started.

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  • Ultimaker 3 dual color drill

    Get started with Cura: Printing with two colors

    Printing with two colors not only looks visually impressive but makes it easier to highlight aspects of your 3D printed model. Here’s a handy guide, explaining how to create a dual color print.

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  • 3D print farm

    Start your 3D printing lab in school

    If it’s happening in Ultimaker’s world, you can find out about it here. 3D printing stories about inspiring moments, original 3D printed projects and much much more.

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  • Ultimaker 2+ and Ultimaker 2 Extended+ source files available

    Ultimaker 2+ and Ultimaker 2 Extended+ source files available

    The Ultimaker brand is deeply rooted in our open source community. By sharing knowledge we will all ultimately have better products. The source files of the Ultimaker 2+ and Ultimaker 2 Extended+ are now available on GitHub.

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  • Jeffrey Wijkhuisen

    Inside Ultimaker: Meet Jeffrey Wijkhuisen

    If it’s happening in Ultimaker’s world, you can find out about it here. 3D printing stories about inspiring moments, original 3D printed projects and much much more.

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  • Jasper van Damme

    Inside Ultimaker: Meet Jasper van Damme

    Our Inside Ultimaker series is designed to provide a deeper look at our talent here at Ultimaker across a variety of different roles, teams, and experience levels. Today, the spotlight is on Jasper Van Damme.

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  • Anouschka Wodrada

    Inside Ultimaker: Meet Anouschka Wodrada

    Ultimaker has a great team of people – who work together to make our company what it is: exciting, dynamic and forward-thinking. Our Inside Ultimaker series provides insight into our talented crew – across a range of different roles and skill-sets.

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  • Marcel Buter

    Inside Ultimaker: Meet Marcel Buter

    If it’s happening in Ultimaker’s world, you can find out about it here. 3D printing stories about inspiring moments, original 3D printed projects and much much more.

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  • Jacqueline Vulto

    Inside Ultimaker: Meet Jacqueline Vulto

    Our Inside Ultimaker series offers the chance to hear from our team members and find out what it’s like to work with us. If you phone Ultimaker HQ, you’re likely to be greeted by a friendly voice. That’s Jacqueline Vulto, our amazing receptionist.

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  • Lenneke de Penning

    Inside Ultimaker: Meet Lenneke de Penning

    Our series, Inside Ultimaker, is designed to give you some insight into the people who work with us. Meet Lenneke de Penning, our assembly team leader, who leads our group of talented assembly operators; and ensures that our production line runs smoothly

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  • Layla Smid

    Inside Ultimaker: Meet Layla Smid

    Every company needs a great team behind it – which is why we feel very fortunate to have so many talented, passionate people working with us. Our Inside Ultimaker series gives you the chance to meet our team and discover what it’s like to work here.

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  • Ultimaker wins print competition with SLA torture test

    Ultimaker wins print competition with SLA torture test

    We're proud to announce that the Ultimaker 2 Go and Ultimaker 2+ won the first and second prize in the competition, proving that they're up to printing complex models originally designed for SLA printers.

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  • Ultimaker Original upgrades

    Ultimaker Original upgrades

    We owe a lot to our trusty Ultimaker Original. It’s where our journey into 3D printing began and we’ll continue to support it well into the future, just as we know our wonderful community will.

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  • An introduction to the 3MF file format

    An introduction to the 3MF file format

    If it’s happening in Ultimaker’s world, you can find out about it here. 3D printing stories about inspiring moments, original 3D printed projects and much much more.

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    3D printed Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) model

    When we introduced the Ultimaker 2+ printers we asked popular modeler Jacky Wan, also known in the community as Valcrow, to create a model that would show off the new features of the Ultimaker 2+ line. He immediately came up with this beautiful model.

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  • 3D Printed Fallout 4 Mini Nuke

    Designing, 3D printing and painting the Fallout 4 Mini Nuke

    Do you love Fallout 4? In this detailed walkthrough, you will find out how to make your own Fallout 4 Mini Nuke. It covers everything from designing the 3D models to post processing.

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  • Ultimaker Schooling 3D Printing Blog

    Ultimaker Schooling - 3D printing

    When preparing a print, choosing the right 3D printing profile makes a really big difference. To help give you the lowdown on 3D printing best practices we’ve combined the knowledge of our experts with our online knowledge base.

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  • ultimaker 2 family of 3d printers

    Releasing our source files: the Ultimaker 2 Go and Extended are now available

    If it’s happening in Ultimaker’s world, you can find out about it here. 3D printing stories about inspiring moments, original 3D printed projects and much much more.

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  • Ultimaker Original upgrades

    Sharing the Ultimaker Original+ files

    If it’s happening in Ultimaker’s world, you can find out about it here. 3D printing stories about inspiring moments, original 3D printed projects and much much more.

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  • Close-up of Ultimaker Original modified with a pen to become a plotter

    Transform your Ultimaker in a Pen Plotter

    If it’s happening in Ultimaker’s world, you can find out about it here. 3D printing stories about inspiring moments, original 3D printed projects and much much more.

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  • Close-up of 3D printed Ducati motorcycle drivetrain

    3D Printed Ducati 1199 Superbike

    If it’s happening in Ultimaker’s world, you can find out about it here. 3D printing stories about inspiring moments, original 3D printed projects and much much more.

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  • Close-up of an airbrush to paint 3D models with

    Painting 3D-printed models

    Painting 3D-printed models is a great way of adding detail and production value to your models, often making the difference between a ‘cool print’ and a real piece of art.

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  • Side view of the 3D printed Obi-Wan Kenobi's lightsaber by Valcrow

    3D-printed lightsaber design philosophy and printing tips

    For May the 4th, I designed a 3D printed lightsaber in commemoration of Star Wars day in collaboration with Ultimaker. In this guest blog I will explore some of the design nuances and share some tips.

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