Cloud power: An Ultimaker Digital Factory update


Whether you’re storing or accessing parts in the Digital Library, remotely updating printers from the printer detail page, or managing production from the printer dashboard, we believe the key to success in 3D printing is constant evolution.

Accordingly, the latest updates – many of which were rolled out in the past weeks – for Ultimaker Digital Factory focus on quality-of-life improvements that create an even more powerful cloud tool, helping you drive innovation within your organization and beyond. Read on for full details!

What’s new with the printer detail page?

The printer detail page gives you more granular control of your printers, enabling you to check printer statuses, remotely update firmware, and more. The implemented improvements here aim to provide you with better control, so you can work more effectively and efficiently.

Set preferred firmware channel. You can now set your preferred firmware channel (latest or stable) to be remotely updated and receive notifications of new updates.

Want to learn more about firmware channels? Check out our support page on the subject here.

Maintenance page. You now have access to a maintenance schedule for every connected 3D printer. This helps keep 3D printers in optimal working condition, so our you can stay productive and prevent unscheduled downtime

Firmware update guidance. You will now receive more guidance when initiating a firmware update. A banner appears when an update is scheduled, and a pop-up window informs you about next steps and release notes.

Printer detail page
The printer detail page, including maintenance schedule
Printer detail page with firmware option
Setting the firmware channel for a printer from Digital Factory

What’s new with the printer dashboard?

The printer dashboard provides you with an overview of all their printers, so you can control your production workflow from a central location. The latest updates to the printer dashboard enable you to more easily manage multiple printers, with sorting options for printers and more information on printer statuses.

Printer dashboard screen
Improvements to the printer dashboard

What’s new with the Digital Library?

The Digital Library acts as a central location in which you can store all the parts and tools your organization creates – a hub that empowers the evolution of increasingly successful 3D printing applications and encourages business-wide collaboration and iteration.

As such, multiple improvements have been implemented to give you more control and improve the overall application development process.

Digital library in Ultimaker Digital Factory
The digital library in Ultimaker Digital Factory

‘Show Gallery’. We’ve added an image gallery so you can easily see the difference between developed models in the Digital Library.

Specify two build materials. When setting requirements, you can now specify two build materials. This is useful if your application requires two materials with different properties, rather than a build and support material.

We’ve also added a dozen other small improvements. “Sticky pagination,” for one, which makes it easier to browse your part catalogue if you have multiple pages of applications, with a list view making life simple for mobile users.

Additionally, you can now sort Digital Library projects in alphabetical order or by addition date, for a more convenient overview.

Digital library information
Information on a part in the digital library

Other new improvements include:

  • Water and oil / grease added as separate categories for “liquid exposure”

  • If required, tag names can now be longer

  • Another project status has been added: “Production”

  • The Ultimaker Cura version is detailed in the print ready files in Digital Library

  • Print core icons have been updated

Additional new features

We have implemented other small tweaks and features throughout Digital Factory that make navigation more intuitive and provide guidance on key steps in your 3D printing workflow. New updates include a new 404 error page message, “Go back” buttons, links to support articles, and a convenient “Share printers” option.

You can also now check the operational status of Digital Factory and other Ultimaker services in real-time via our new service status page.

Are you already using Ultimaker Digital Factory? Sign in now to see the update for yourself.

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      The release of the Ultimaker S5 Material Station opens the door for a wide range of use cases. But how best to configure the materials contained within it?

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    • Ultimaker LEHVOSS Group

      Ultimaker and LEHVOSS Group: Scaling industrial applications for 3D printing

      A partnership between Ultimaker and LEHVOSS Group is the beginning of a new level of 3D printing, lowering the barrier for industrial adoption.

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    • The Ultimaker Material Alliance: Pushing boundaries at K 2019

      The Ultimaker Material Alliance: Pushing boundaries at K 2019

      The impact of the Ultimaker Material Alliance was evident at K 2019, the world’s premier trade fair for plastics and rubber.

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    • Making it work: 3D printing and engineering

      Making it work: 3D printing and engineering

      From rapid prototypes to end-use parts, 3D printing is a perfect addition to an engineer's workflow, in which wasted time is wasted money.

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      Improving industrial applications with the Ultimaker Material Alliance

      Partners of the Ultimaker Material Alliance are doing their part at furthering the 3D printing industry, from UL Blue Card-certification to ESD-safe material to metal-polymer composites.

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      3D printing in 2019: Ultimaker's year in review

      From innovative new products to inspiring success stories, 2019 has been an eventful and exciting year for 3D printing. Here's a look back at a few of the highlights.

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      The Ultimaker Marketplace is more accessible than ever

      Thanks to a new intuitive web interface for the Ultimaker Marketplace, users can now simply browse, search, and subscribe. There's no need to open Ultimaker Cura beforehand – downloaded plugins and print profiles will automatically be associated with your Ultimaker account upon logging in.

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      Webinar recap: How to choose the right composite material

      In the recap of our first webinar, "The 3D printing mindset: How to choose the right composite material", we're offering an overview of what was covered, what was asked, and what's to come.

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      Webinar recap: Unlocking distributed manufacturing

      Check out the recap of our latest webinar, to learn how well-known manufacturers such as Ford are using 3D printing – and how your business can gain a competitive advantage by doing the same.

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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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      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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    • 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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      'Beyond the basement': 3D printing in the age of Industry 4.0

      The rise of 3D printing means the technology is more accessible than ever, paving the way for creation, iteration, and innovation

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      Transformative beauty: L’Oréal prepares for the future with 3D printing

      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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      A perfect fit: 3D printing for molds and casting

      How is additive manufacturing changing the creation of molds and casts? From silicone molds to investment casting metal, check out this blog for inspiration.

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      Ultimaker Cloud: Achieve more together using Teams

      With Ultimaker Cloud's latest feature, Teams, you can connect and collaborate with colleagues and control multiple groups of Ultimaker 3D printers.

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    • Ultimaker S5

      Ultimaker S5: A round-up of reviews

      We took a look at how reviewers have been finding the latest addition to our range of desktop 3D printers - the Ultimaker S5

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      Ultimaker S5 applications: Freeing up time for innovation

      Earlier this year, Ultimaker revealed a new desktop 3D printer, specifically for the professional environment – the Ultimaker S5. In this latest blog looking at how customers are using it, we explore how the printer’s ease-of-use helps engineers and design

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      The state of 3D printing: Making sense of local digital manufacturing today

      If you want to increase efficiency, reduce production time and costs, or optimize product time-to-market, now is a perfect time to get started with 3D printing. This powerful technology has quickly become an essential industry tool, with its effectiveness

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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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    • Ultimaker 3D printers in 2018

      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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      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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      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 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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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

      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 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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      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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    • 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 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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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    • 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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    • 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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      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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      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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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