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Ultimaker Launches 3D Printing Software Solution, Ultimaker Essentials – To Drive Additive Manufacturing Adoption

Additive Manufacturing Adoption
Above: Ultimaker Essentials to Overcome Barriers in additive manufacturing adoption/Image Credit: Ultimaker

Ultimaker, the global leader in professional desktop 3D printing, recently launched Ultimaker Essentials, a new 3D printing software solution created to aid companies in overcoming major barriers in additive manufacturing adoption. It also launched the Ultimaker 3D Printing Academy an eLearning Platform.

New subscription-based platform puts software at the heart of the enterprise and includes new eLearning platform to bridge widening knowledge gap.

ULTIMAKER ESSENTIALS – 3D PRINTING SOFTWARE SOLUTION

3D Printing Software
Above: Ultimaker Essentials – A new 3D printing software solution/Image Credit: Ultimaker

Ultimaker Essentials enables companies to incorporate 3D printing in existing IT infrastructures and allows for seamless distribution and updating of 3D printing software. The paid subscription-based 3D printing software addresses several glaring IT pain-points, including the need for improvement in the management across workflows and the knowledge gap that exists in the manufacturing industry.

A major concern within enterprise IT departments is the ability to successfully and centrally manage distribution 3D printing software. The Ultimaker Essentials 3D printing software solution addresses this issue by ensuring updates and plugins are rolled out across users in an organization at the same time. This streamlines the process, providing better control across multiple 3D printers in an organization.

The Ultimaker Essentials 3D printing software solution also includes a brand-new direct support function and a catalogue of verified plugins to help effectively scale 3D Printing outputs. Subscribing to Ultimaker Essentials provides organizations with an enterprise grade solution for adopting a full 3D printing infrastructure.

ULTIMAKER 3D PRINTING ACADEMY

3D Printing Academy
Above: Ultimaker 3D Printing Academy was also launched in the same day/Image Credit: Ultimaker

As part of the Ultimaker Essential 3D printing software package, users have access to three eLearning courses from the Ultimaker 3D Printing Academy, which also launches today. Ultimaker’s 2019 3D Printing Sentiment Index found that 69 percent of the professionals surveyed cited knowledge as the most frequent barrier, of which, 40 percent brought up a lack of necessary skillsets to properly leverage 3D printing.

The Ultimaker 3D Printing Academy helps professionals overcome these barriers with curated and developed content catered specifically to the jobs of today. Courses in the Ultimaker 3D Printing Academy, ranging from novice to expert level, will also be available separate from Ultimaker Essentials.

Commenting on the launch of the Ultimaker Essentials 3D printing software solution, Jos Burger, CEO at Ultimaker said, “As one of the core pillars of Industry 4.0, 3D printing is an essential part of progressive business solutions and processes. In the wake of the recent pandemic, companies need to quickly realize, if they haven’t already, that global supply chains and manufacturing workflows can be easily disrupted. The transition to digital distribution and local manufacturing is now imminent and more imperative than ever. The Ultimaker Essentials launch is targeted at addressing these gaps and removing the final barriers in additive manufacturing adoption.”

Nuno Campos, CMO at Ultimaker added, “We are thrilled to roll-out the Ultimaker 3D Printing Academy as a premier platform for learning, which will significantly increase in value over time. This is only the first step of our program as in Q4 we will expand the Academy by releasing multiple role- and topic-based courses, which will lead to additional certifications. We look forward to the continued additive manufacturing adoption and education of 3D printing and are excited to help businesses uncover how 3D printing can benefit their business now and in the future.


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