The story of Ultimaker over the years
It all started with the RepRap project
Martijn created the first Elserbot at the FabLab ProtoSpace workshop. Then the Protobox was built – the predecessor to the Ultimaker Original.
Ultimaker founded and our first product
After Siert, Martijn, and Erik formally founded the company, the team set up a new office and shipped the first Ultimaker Originals.
Cura officially developed by Ultimaker
The company also moves into a new headquarters and visits Maker Faire in New York for the first time.
Launched Ultimaker 2
Production was moved into a new facility. The Ultimaker Original won a MAKE award for the most accurate and fastest 3D printer. And the Ultimaker 2 was launched at Maker Faire.
Ultimaker launches in North America
Ultimaker products are officially launched in the US. Along with the launch of the Ultimaker Original+ at Maker Faire, New York.
Over 1 million Ultimaker Cura downloads
Ultimaker moves offices again to accommodate its over 100 employees. The Ultimaker 2 Go and Ultimaker 2 Extended are launched at CES.
Launch of Ultimaker 3 series
Our first dual extrusion printer is revealed in New York City. Plus, the Ultimaker 2+ and Ultimaker 2 Extended+ are released at CES, with an extrusion upgrade kit for Ultimaker 2 owners.
Launch of Cura Connect
We make our first step toward connected 3D printing, with new printer management software. And release our biggest case study to date, with Volkswagen Autoeuropa.
Launch of Ultimaker S5
We launch our largest build volume 3D printer. Followed by the Ultimaker Material Alliance and Ultimaker Marketplace. We open new offices in Singapore and achieve ISO 9001 and 14001.
Launch of the Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle and Ultimaker S3
We expand the S-line family. The Material Alliance grows, enabling more materials and more applications. Intent profiles in Ultimaker Cura. Case studies with Heineken, Schubert, and more.
2 million slices per week in Ultimaker Cura
Plus we mobilize our 3D printing network to help those fighting Coronavirus. And despite these hard times, there is much more to come this year!
Transformation in our 10th anniversary year
Jürgen von Hollen takes over as CEO, Ultimaker announces its new platform strategy, and launches new software products and a PETG material.