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22 06, 2022

Ultimaker Announces Metal 3D Printing Capability

By |2022-06-22T08:11:08-04:00June 22nd, 2022|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Ultimaker|0 Comments

Reprinted from Fabbaloo Metal parts made on an Ultimaker S5 3D printer [Source: Ultimaker] Ultimaker announced the “Ultimaker Metal Expansion Kit”, which enables metal 3D printing on their S5 model. Metal 3D printing is usually a rather costly affair, involving specialized equipment, metal powder, complex HVAC environments, expensive post-processing equipment, sophisticated thermal simulation software, and a squad of engineers. As a result, it can be extraordinarily expensive to undertake and is applicable to [...]

13 05, 2022

MakerBot and Ultimaker Merger will Accelerate Global Adoption of Additive Manufacturing

By |2022-05-13T08:27:16-04:00May 13th, 2022|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, MakerBot, Ultimaker|0 Comments

MakerBot and Ultimaker, two leaders in desktop 3D printing, announced that they have come to a business combination agreement that will accelerate the adoption of additive manufacturing by providing a comprehensive desktop 3D printing ecosystem of hardware, software, and materials. The new entity will be backed by existing investors, NPM Capital and Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS), and will benefit from a planned cash investment of $62.4 million to fuel innovation and expansion into new markets. The [...]

29 10, 2021

Ultimaker Recently Announced PVA Removal Station

By |2021-10-29T08:18:06-04:00October 29th, 2021|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Ultimaker|0 Comments

a reprint from   Ultimaker CTO Miguel Calvo introduces the new PVA Removal Station [Source: Ultimaker] In an unusual online announcement, Ultimaker revealed an upcoming cleaning station. The company now bills itself as the “number one maker of professional 3D printers”, and they’re likely correct on that count. They’ve fully transformed from the hobbyist background from their launch, some ten years ago. Now the company markets equipment for professionals in various industries and [...]

7 10, 2021

Gain Production Freedom With Ultimaker

By |2021-10-07T09:01:49-04:00October 7th, 2021|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, News / Promos, Ultimaker|0 Comments

Do you want to avoid outsourcing parts and gain production freedom? Paul Klopper (Technical Specialist at Trivium) did just that and this is what he had to say . . . "Our supplier didn't supply a part we needed. It was obsolete. And sometimes we have to replace this part inside the machine because of wear. First, we copied the original design, we 3D printed it in ABS, but ABS wore down pretty fast. Afterward, [...]

17 03, 2021

Keep it Real – Four Applications to Increase Productivity

By |2021-03-17T08:41:43-04:00March 17th, 2021|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Ultimaker|0 Comments

Working more efficiently and effectively is a goal of essentially every organization, regardless of sector or industry. Using 3D printing, many companies around the world can increase productivity in warehouses, assembly lines, and factories, enabling them to achieve results otherwise impossible. Read on for real-world applications that companies are leveraging to increase their productivity. Support Tools and Quick Fixes In a fast-moving environment, time matters. Take Heineken’s bottling plant in Seville, Spain, for instance, which [...]

22 01, 2021

Casting Metal Parts for Prototyping from 3D Prints

By |2021-01-22T08:26:19-05:00January 22nd, 2021|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Ultimaker|0 Comments

Sylatech is an investment casting firm that uses Ultimaker 3D printers to speed up their rapid prototyping process. Sylatech offers services in CNC machining, radio frequency and microwave manufacturing, and investment casting. They have been around for over 53 years and have customers in aerospace, space, defense, medical, automotive, and construction. Sylatech uses 3D printing as part of their investment casting process. Before using Ultimaker 3D printers, customers had to directly invest in tooling needed [...]

8 01, 2021

ZEISS 3D Printing Precision Parts for Serial Production

By |2021-01-08T08:16:58-05:00January 8th, 2021|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Ultimaker|0 Comments

For Carl Zeiss Optical Components, a subsidiary of Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH, precision matters – sometimes down to the hundredth of a millimeter. The company manufactures microscopes, multi-sensoric machines, and optical sensors for industrial measurement and quality assurance purposes. Organizations around the world use ZEISS machines to confirm that they produce literally perfect results, every time. That means 'reliability' and 'repeatability' are words to live by at the Wangen, Germany-based company. "The machines we [...]

17 12, 2020

Maximizing Production Efficiency with 3D Printed Tools

By |2020-12-18T08:33:56-05:00December 17th, 2020|Categories: 3D Printing / Additive Mfg, Ultimaker|0 Comments

Volkswagen Autoeuropa: Maximizing production efficiency with 3D printed tools, jigs, and fixtures Volkswagen Autoeuropa, who is responsible for manufacturing iconic Volkswagen models such as the Scirocco and Sharan, and has yearly output levels of 100,000 cars, now uses 3D printing to revolutionize its workflow. The facility 3D prints manufacturing aids that are used daily on the assembly line. No longer having to rely on external suppliers for its tools, jigs, and fixtures greatly reduces the [...]

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