Ultimaker Partners with University of Illinois to develop a new online 3D printing course
Ultimaker, a leading 3D printer manufacturer, has partnered with the University of Illinois, and Coursera, an education platform that offers online courses from top universities and organizations worldwide, to create a series of 3D printing courses that will be open to learners around the world. Through four cohesive courses and a hands-on capstone, learners will be able to earn an online specialization from Coursera in 3D printing. The courses include:
- An overview of 3D Printing and its revolutionary potential
- An examination of 3D Printing’s applications across a variety of industries
- An in-depth exploration of 3D design software
- An investigation of how 3D printers are made and how they operate
The University of Illinois and the Illinois MakerLab are delighted to be partnering with Ultimaker on this innovative new online program on 3D printing. Ultimaker is one of the world’s leading providers of desktop 3D printers. Thus, our learners will have the privilege of learning from not only leading academics but also leading practitioners in the 3D printing space.
This educational collaboration is just one aspect of a new strategic partnership between Ultimaker and the University of Illinois. In addition to this Coursera initiative, Ultimaker also helped equip the Illinois MakerLab with 17 new Ultimaker 3D Printers. In recognition of this partnership, the Illinois MakerLab has introduced “Free Print Wednesdays,” sponsored by Ultimaker, to give their students the opportunity to experience 3D printing and bring their own ideas to life.
Ultimaker’s vision is to make 3D printing accessible to all and has been reflected in our open source printers and community inspired collaborations. With Coursera and the Illinois MakerLab, we are helping to optimize 3D printing courses that are available to everyone interested in digital making with our hands-on knowledge of 3D printing.
Since 2011, Ultimaker has built an open and easy-to-use solution of 3D printers, software and materials that enable professional designers and engineers to innovate every day. Today, Ultimaker is the market leader in desktop 3D printing. From offices in the Netherlands, New York, Boston, and Singapore – plus production facilities in Europa and the US – its global team of over 400 employees work together to accelerate the world’s transition to digital distribution and local manufacturing.