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, aerospace, mechanical engineering, medical technology, electrical engineering, and many more.
The first day of Formnext kicked off with Ultimaker Senior VP of Product Management, Paul Heiden, hosting a crowded press conference together with representatives from DSM, BASF, Clariant and DuPont, who are part of Ultimaker’s Material Alliance Program.
This conference revealed the first available print profiles in Ultimaker Cura’s Marketplace and was followed by an in-depth discussion about the importance of the alliances initiated by Ultimaker, and the possible applications that will be unlocked by making our hardware and software compatible with many more materials.
The press conference coincided with the latest release of our print preparation software, Ultimaker Cura 3.6. This release introduces the Marketplace, enabling users to quickly and simply prepare jobs for a range of diverse materials, including composite, flame retardant, ESD, or transparent materials, coming from global leaders in the industry.
From left to right: Ernst A. Poppe of DuPont, Patrick Duis of DSM, Jeroen Wiggers of BASF, David McCann of Clariant, and Paul Heiden of Ultimaker
The Ultimaker booth at Formnext 2018
We’d like to offer a special thanks to everyone who visited the Ultimaker booth, and to our special guests at this exhibition: Anne Debauge, Digital Manager Packaging and Development at L'Oréal, Kevin Pevern, Prototype Engineer at Decathlon, Lars Bognar, Advanced Materials and Processes at Ford Vehicle Technologies and Materials, Lars Brouwers at ETZ, Ernst A. Poppe at DuPont, Patrick Duis at DSM, Jeroen Wiggers at BASF, and David McCann at Clariant.
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