The open source 3D printer manufacturer, Ultimaker, recently announced the global availability of Ultimaker 3, the next generation of its 3D printing product line.
The advanced capabilities of Ultimaker 3 enable it to print complicated geometries with industrial materials right from the desktop. It provides users with the freedom of design that was unavailable in the professional environment until now. Fully integrated software, hardware and materials configuration along with complete settings alignment provides both accurate print results and efficient workflow. Reliable and professional 3D printing is available to numerous users in the organization with Ultimaker 3.
This Ultimaker 3 offers:
- High uptime and maximum performance: The material-matching print core design enables users to change cores for Ultimaker's industry-grade materials within seconds. This leads to high-quality, repeatable output in a low-maintenance environment.
- Advanced connectivity: USB, Ethernet and integrated Wi-Fi capabilities provide seamless access throughout the organization. Remote monitoring of print output can be done through a built-in camera linked to CURA, the open source software. This helps the organization attain efficient workflow and access across users.
- Enhanced printer automation: Improved printer automation removes the guesswork involved in printing prep. Active bed leveling and smart material detection with NFC technology tweaks Ultimaker 3 to the ideal setting for particular material and rectifies level errors. As a result anyone, irrespective of their skillset or role within the business, can create a consistently accurate model every time.
- An unlimited number of geometry options: The new dual extrusion system of the Ultimaker 3 provides a large number of geometry options as it enables the production of more complex outputs in a complete variety of engineering materials such as dissolvable PVA, two color and Nylon. Consequently, there is no constraint in design, creating opportunities for creativity, innovation and experimentation.
Our team is constantly working to evolve the 3D printing market, and the Ultimaker 3 represents three years of development with the goal of delivering a product that serves the needs of demanding businesses. 3D printers have historically been tapped by businesses for straight-forward prototyping and short run production. The extended capabilities of the Ultimaker 3 introduce a wide variety of new applications and we're excited to get them into the hands of professionals that can capitalize on the benefits of 3D printing across a variety of industries.
"Jos Burger, CEO of Ultimaker
The Ultimaker 3 can be purchased from Ultimaker's network of global partners.
"Additive manufacturing is a key aspect of Jabil's digital manufacturing strategy, positively impacting numerous areas within our business including the acceleration of product development and affording greater supply chain flexibility," said John Dulchinos, Vice President of Digital Manufacturing at Jabil Circuit. "Ultimaker has proven a valuable partner in collaborating with our team to bring solutions to market that meet the needs of our factories and customers."