Check out our new stand!
We shot a promo video of the ‘XYZ expo’ experience for the people who haven’t been there yet. For those visiting Amsterdam in the next couple of weeks the expo will run until the 2nd of June. Hope to see you there!
A while back we posted a blog about aluminum casting involving 3D printed PLA by Jeshua (3DTOPO). He has used this technique for several of his parts now and decided to post a longer tutorial on youtube plus a shorter video (see bellow) that shows the highlights.
Take a look!
We are pleased to present to you, the Ultimaker Toy Design Challenge in collaboration with our partners at Grabcad.
Here is an excerpt of the challenge on their website:
‘Ultimaker is one of the best-known and best-selling 3D printers on the market. Many people use their Ultimakers to create toys for their young ones or friends. We want you to be creative and have fun creating your design! Basically toy around with your thoughts, put them into CAD form, and then submit.’
The challenge has gone live and will continue until the 5th of June. There is a whole range of Ultimaker prizes you can win, check out Grabcad for more details. Everybody can view the entries of our contest, here. There are already some very cool submissions! Here is an interesting one by Rade Jovanovic ‘Torus puzzle’:
The judges for this contest are:
Protospace Team (Fablab in Utrecht and birthplace of Ultimaker).
Ground3d Team, the Dutch 3D printing platform.
James Woodcock, Editor, TCT Magazine.
Dan Costa, Editor-in-Chief, PCMag.com
Kaspar Kils, GrabCAD, Engineer.
Eetu Kuneinen, Co-founder, 3dprintingindustry.com
Entries will be judged based on creativity, feasibility in 3D printing on an Ultimaker, and overall coolness .
Stay tuned for more info!
Here is another cool video from Barnacules Nerdgasm, enjoy!
From Saturday 18th May until Sunday 19th May we will be at Maker Faire Bay Area in San Fransisco. Well, actually we will be there TWICE,¬† since Ultimaker will be apart of the regular Maker Faire and the Makershed.
In the Makershed we will be at ’3d Printing’ venue and you will have the opportunity to buy Ultimakers (kit & assembled) at our stand (limited availability).
For the US costumers that means you don’t pay for transportation cost or import cost + we will add a little something to sweeten the deal. Hope to see you there!
Our R&D department has fixed some issues on our open source slicing platform Cura. Both for the Windows and Mac version, here you can download the new version of Cura.
The fixes are:
* Fix: preference window failed to open properly on Mac.
* Fix: mac “E steps preference” not used in actual GCode.
* Fix: serial port settings not functioning for USB printing on Mac.
* Fix: bed temperature not working for Mac.
* Update: added keyboard support to switch layers in slicing viewer*.
* Fix: objects turned black in some mirror & rotation uses.
* Fix: slicing objects with¬†Russian¬†filenames.
* Fix: saving projects in the project planner.
* Update: default profiles (low/mid/high quality) have been tweaked for improved prints.
* Fix: dual-extrusion slicing with 2 parts no longer stops at the lowest object.
* Improved: installation on Linux.
* Fix: defaults to full screen.
Check out the photos of the Perpetual plastic Project (PPP) rocking it with their Ultimaker at ING Bank. They design the lion themselves (for 3D) and it looks kinda cool with the white cord and all .
Monday 6th of May (next week) we will have our Ulti-evening event at Protospace in Utrecht (see directions). This is an excellent time to meet-up with other Ulti-heads and their machines, but the Ulti-evening is not only for those who have an Ultimaker, everyone who is interested in 3D printing or wants to see the Ultimaker in action is more than welcome.
The speaker line-up for this evening:
17:00-18:00 ¬† Set-up your Ultimaker (if you brought one) and start mingling with the¬† crowd.
18:00-18:30 ¬† Give your order for ‚Äėtake away‚Äô (10 euro pp).
21:30-22:30¬†¬† Possibility to mingle again.
22:30-22:45 ¬† Closing the evening.
See you there!
Protospace & Ultimaker
We could not keep this from you guys and girls! It’s a youtube from Barnacules Nerdgasm. Who made a nice un-boxing video of the Ultimaker!