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Solvay, L’Oréal, and Ultimaker organize third edition of the AM Cup

Solvay is partnering with L’Oréal, the world’s beauty specialist, and Ultimaker, an expert in professional 3D printing, to launch the third edition of its international AM Cup competition. The contest gives students, engineers, and manufacturers from around the world the chance to demonstrate their aptitude for 3D printing and create an innovative design for a 3D-printed real application.

Ultimaker Cura 4.9 Focuses on Digital Library Feature

The company produces new versions of the software on a regular basis for many years, and the most recent release is version 4.9. This release is largely focused around Ultimaker’s cloud ecosystem, the Digital Factory.

Ultimaker Cura 4.9: What’s New

According to Ultimaker, the choicest new feature of the 4.9 update is the integration of the Digital Factory’s library. If you use an Ultimaker 3D printer and have access to an Ultimaker Essentials, Professional, or Excellence subscription, you can now access any print file from the account’s Digital Library.

Forget digging for fossils. This museum 3D printed a full T-Rex skeleton instead

“Printing an entire T. rex is a monster job,” Jacobs said — pun possibly intended. “It took almost a year on two giant Builder Extreme 3D printers and eight Ultimaker 2+ printers to print all the 320-plus bones. Some of the bones were still too large to fit into the printer in its entirety, so those had to be digitally cut to fit.”