Ultimaker, one of the leading 3D printer manufacturers announced Wednesday that Robert Bosch GmbH, a leading global supplier of technology and services, will invest, on a global scale, in Ultimaker 3 Extended 3D printers. The Germany-based multinational engineering and electronics company decided to invest in Ultimaker’s 3D printers globally to boost innovation and at the same time reduce manufacturing and design costs.
Bosch will now use the 3D printers from Ultimaker for different purposes. These include printing prototypes, toolings, jigs and fixtures. The global investments marks that the company will use 3D printers from Ultimaker across different countries, including Germany, Hungary, China, India, United States, and Mexico.
Being the world’s largest supplier of automotive components and an important supplier of industrial technologies, consumer goods, and energy building technology, Bosch’s strategic objective is to deliver innovation for a connected world. The company’s decision to invest in the 3D printing technology on a global scale has come in the light of the technology’s ability to aid companies save time and costs, and ensure a faster time-to-market for new products.
With the Ultimaker rollout, all the Additive Manufacturing departments of Bosch will have a uniform access to 3D printing solutions with materials, training and global support. This uniformed approach will ensure consistent, quality 3D printed results across teams and across different locations.
Expressing delight over the new global deal with Bosch, Jos Burger, CEO at Ultimaker said, “We are very happy that this well-respected, leading supplier of technology and services chose our desktop 3D printers after an intensive selection procedure by its Additive Manufacturing department.”
Offering details of how Ultimaker is trying to make 3D printing accessible to a large number of companies, Burger stated, “The team at Ultimaker is working hard to make 3D printing accessible by continuously improving our hardware, software, materials, and services. This global investment of Bosch confirms that our 3D printing ecosystem is ready to advance innovation on a global scale. The quality and speed of our service is the same in all countries, which helps our clients to go from an idea to manufacturing validation in just a few days, no matter where they are in the world.”