Ultimaker showcases new partner integration solutions to simplify, enhance, and expedite 3D printing
16 November 2021 – Ultimaker, the global leader in professional 3D printing announces the showcase of new partner integration solutions from Siemens, Autodesk, Lehvoss Group, and Castor at international tradeshow, Formnext, this week in Frankfurt. Keys to increased adoption of 3D printing are to remove user operating barriers and to print high quality prints faster. Ultimaker has rapidly developed its unique 3D printing platform, helping businesses to use 3D printing to embrace mass customization, compete anywhere, leverage digital manufacturing and warehousing – while making innovation accessible to all.
The company is committed to achieving this faster and better with the help of a robust ecosystem of world-renowned partners. Together at Formnext this year, they will demonstrate how their partnerships are another strategic leap forward. LEHVOSS will be announced as the first partner in the Ultimaker Certified Material Program. Siemens and Autodesk show their software integration and Castor introduces its newest integrated application for Ultimaker's Digital Factory. Here are additional descriptions of the key announcements:
LEHVOSS LUVOCOM 3F PAHT® 9825 NT is a high-temperature Polyamide-based material – and is the first Ultimaker Certified Material on the Ultimaker platform. Certifying materials helps 3D printing end-users safely use materials, machines, and processes for the optimal reproduction of products and parts. They can confidently print with the best-in-class third-party materials and enjoy the best experience on an Ultimaker printer. Ultimaker Certified Materials are validated materials that have their print profiles activated by means of an NFC chip, which eliminates complexity and increases print quality and speed. In addition, these filaments are readily available via the Ultimaker reseller network.
Autodesk’s Fusion 360 offers a full end-to-end CAD platform, with tight integration across dedicated additive manufacturing spaces, such as Ultimaker Cura and Ultimaker Digital Factory. With the software, users can simulate and engineer their work, then carry it over to a dedicated additive manufacturing space, for granular control over setup, support materials, orientation, slicing, and the creation of STL or 3MF files for printing. Users don’t have to worry about setting up and slicing parts every time they need to make a new print; Fusion 360 will automate that through the additive manufacturing space.
Siemens NX is now integrated with Ultimaker’s software platform, combining Ultimaker Cura, the world's most popular slicing engine, with leading CAD/CAM software. This enables end-users to turn to 3D printing as their go-to manufacturing solution, one which delivers first-time-right results where and when they are needed. For engineers and operators using Siemens NX, this integration simplifies their 3D printing processes, so they can print directly from existing, established software rather than adding to their tech stack.
CASTOR offers part identification software that solves the initial problem of finding the right parts, both technically and economically, and simplify the 3D print process of those parts. CASTOR’s integration with the Ultimaker Digital Factory allows you to directly export parts from CASTOR to your in-house Ultimaker 3D printer. This saves both time and effort, streamlining the 3D printing process, as there is no need to switch between platforms.
Established in 2011, Ultimaker is on a mission to accelerate the world’s transformation to flexible, empowering, and sustainable solutions. More than 380 employees collaborate globally to deliver a platform that offers the largest diversity of 3D printing products and services in the industry. Ultimaker provides a seamless integration of hardware, software and materials that simply works.