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Inside Ultimaker: Meet Lenneke de Penning

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We’re proud of our team at Ultimaker, and we recognize their vital role in our success. Our series, Inside Ultimaker, is designed to give you some insight into the people who work with us, and what it’s like to be a part of our company. Enjoy!

Team leaders play an important role in any company – and we’re no exception! Lenneke de Penning, our assembly team leader, leads our group of talented assembly operators; and ensures that our production line runs smoothly at all times.

In addition to this, she also takes on a lot of administrative work, not to mention plenty of other tasks from fellow team leaders and supervisors. In fact, Lenneke is so hands-on at Ultimaker, she recently joined the Works Council, who she’ll be working with to ensure Ultimaker progresses even further in the future. How’s that for dedication?

Lenneke de Penning

Before Ultimaker

Before she joined the Ultimaker team, Lenneke actually worked as a photographer which must be where she developed her keen eye for detail and sharp focus!

She was actively seeking a job within a company that was dynamic, progressive and growing steadily which is where we came in. Lenneke says: “When people ask me what kind of work I do, I tell them that we build 3D printers and that it’s really awesome.”

Lenneke’s life outside work

When Lenneke isn’t coordinating her team, she likes to be at home, spending time with her girlfriend. She also loves sports, particularly soccer (she’s a goalkeeper!), and is also with the Dutch Army Reserve – a position that she finds really rewarding.

3D printing is understandably another of Lenneke’s loves in life – and she recently printed a light saber and a scorpion, among many other things. Her big passion is printing tools and objects that can actually be used for practical purposes.

Quick-fire questions

  • What three words describe your team?

    Enthusiastic, diverse, driven.

  • What do you love most about your job?

    To learn about and work with 3D printers. I’ve been a part of the company’s journey, and I hope to see it grow even more.

  • What’s your favorite quote?

    “What do we say to the God of Death? Not today!” – Game of Thrones

Working at Ultimaker is exciting, and no two days are ever the same. If you’d like to find out more about working with us, view our current vacancies today!

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    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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  • Ultimaker 3 and 3 Extended 3D printer

    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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    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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