ultimaker

  • Ultimaker’s latest 3D printer features dual extruders and active bed leveling

    Ultimaker’s latest 3D printer features dual extruders and active bed leveling

    It’s been more than three years since Ultimaker released its last major 3D printer upgrade. Sure, the Dutch company has offered up a couple of iterations on the theme, including the larger Ultimaker 2 Extended and the portable Ultimaker 2 Go (which inspired this bizarre bit of gear), but the company has mostly been toiling away working on the next big sequel. According to the… Read More

  • Here’s a backpack for carrying around a 3D printer

    Here’s a backpack for carrying around a 3D printer

    This is one solution to the problem of 3D printer portability –though, it’s not particularly elegant, as far as such things go. Ultimaker 2 Go backpack is, quite literally, the device’s shipping box with a couple of shoulder straps, so you can roll into the maker party like, The kit includes the aforementioned straps, a metal frame and screws, which anchor into the foam… Read More

  • Fleks3D Lets You Pull Your 3D Prints Out Of Your Printer With A Quickness

    Fleks3D Lets You Pull Your 3D Prints Out Of Your Printer With A Quickness

    Pulling a 3D print out of your printer is usually a process fraught with conflict. Who will do it? Can you hire someone? Why does it have to be so painful? Has the deity abandoned us Earth people, leaving us to fend for ourselves in a cold, unfeeling universe? Probably not, but it’s still a pain in the butt. You see, normal 3D printers extrude onto a smooth build plate treated with either… Read More

  • YouMagine Brings Some Heat To The Free 3D Model Space

    YouMagine Brings Some Heat To The Free 3D Model Space

    Is the 3D modeling space big enough for multiple competitors? Martijn Elserman, Siert Wijnia and Erik de Bruijn sure think so. They’re the founders of a new 3D object sharing site called YouMagine and were the creators of the Ultimaker, a $1,500 3D printer that comes in kit form and is a favorite with the DIY set. Read More