Ultimaker releases open-source files for 3D printing technology
Ultimaker Original+, Ultimaker 2, and Ultimaker Heated Bed Upgrades Are Now Available To the Public
Ultimaker, a top 3D printer manufacturer, is leading the open source 3D printing movement by sharing the Ultimaker Original+ and Ultimaker heated bed upgrade files with the public. Working to foster a community collaboration of like-minded people to share ideas and inspire other users, Ultimaker is dedicated to improving its 3D printing technology to reflect what the customers really want. By turning its audience into a development partner, Ultimaker expects to learn and understand the best ways to improve its product to fit the needs of the 3D printing community.
Ultimaker is committed to sharing new designs, functions and updates with our customers to give them the freedom to 3D print to the best of their ability. Being open source enables Ultimaker to focus not only on what we think is important, but also allow our uses to grow and transform with us as we develop new technology.
Ultimaker’s decision to be open source is a reflection of the constant growth of its industry. As a new technology, 3D printing is constantly evolving and reinventing itself. Ultimaker understands that to keep up, there needs to be constant dialogue with the tech community. One of the key benefits of releasing the files is the new channel of communication with its users to help improve manuals as well as printer assembly and mechanics.
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.