From now, Ultimaker integrates HP scanning software with its Ultimaker Cura. This drastically simplifies the workflow that facilitates 3D printing of scans from HP’s Sprout and 3D Structured Light Scanner Pro S3.

Ultimaker Cura supports a number of applications. This integration of HP is just an example among others. Integrations with Siemens NX and SolidWorks for instance, have already been created to ensure 3D Printing workflows from CAD and PLM systems.

As for HP, its aim is now to collaborate with software vendors for end-to-end production of 3D printed parts, from design to production.

Frans Rintjema, Managing Director Immersive Computing at HP, explained that this collaboration with 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker fills a growing need in the market that implies to embed 3D printing capabilities into professional workflows. Customers can now consider to use together scanning and desktop 3D printing in order to replace obsolete parts or adding value in professional and education environments.

Paul Heiden, Senior Vice President Product Management at Ultimaker: “By allowing other parties, such as HP, to integrate Ultimaker Cura in their workflow unlocks a whole range of new possibilities for consumers and professionals to fully make use of 3D printing technology. The integration with HP’s market-leading 3D scanning software really contributes to the adoption of professional desktop 3D printing. We’re very proud to collaborate with HP to offer this for our customers.”

Last year, during its release, Ultimaker strongly relied on its software in order to develop its 3D printing strategy. Apart from partnerships or additive education programs, this strategy enables the manufacturer to provide solutions both for users and businesses.

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