Dutch manufacturer Ultimaker has been selected to provide Airbus with its portfolio of 3D printing solutions. Ultimaker 3D printers, Ultimaker Cura software, and materials will enable the manufacturer of aircrafts to produce tools, jigs, and fixtures in its European facilities.
Since the release of the Ultimaker S5, Ultimaker has positioned itself as a manufacturer of desktop 3D printers that can be used both by the maker and by the industrial. As a matter of fact, we increasingly observe applications made with its 3D printers by industrials. In addition to Ford in the automotive sector, Bosch also uses its 3D printers in the home appliances sector. The use of Airbus would mark the first applications in the aerospace sector.
Ultimaker 3D printing solutions are said to be easy to use, and would provide reliable results. The 3D printers are also appreciated for their open technology which enables their use with a variety of materials, proprietary and non-proprietary.
The full portfolio supplied to Airbus consists of a non-disclosed number of Ultimaker S5 printers and continuous access to Ultimaker Cura software, materials, spare parts, services, and add-ons.
Jos Burger, CEO at Ultimaker: “We are very proud that Airbus selected Ultimaker. Strict rules regarding safety and certifications can make manufacturing and model-making workflows complicated, especially for engineers in the aerospace industry. I am glad that our certified solution and the possibility to print with composite materials enables these engineers to keep innovating. The team at Airbus can fully rely on our dedicated global sales and partner network for full support.”
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