By using 3D printed tools, jigs, and fixtures, Volkswagen Autoeuropa reduces cycle time operation, labor, and the need for reworking, while improving tool ergonomics. Furthermore, they achieve this at a tenth of the usual cost. The company estimates that they saved €325,000 in 2017 alone.
Great advances have been made in the last few years with 3D printer materials (the filament, or ‘ink’ for 3D printers). Because of advanced 3D printer materials and technology, more materials and colours are now printable. We always recommend new users to start with PLA (poly acetic acid), as it’s easy to work with, safe … Continue reading Advanced Materials for 3D Printing
Ultimaker has just revealed the winners of their global Ultimaker education challenge, and we are proud to announce that the International School of Moshi, Arusha Campus is the winner of the East African region! The school has been awarded an Ultimaker 2+ to carry out a student project, led by Design & Technology teacher Paula … Continue reading Announcing the Winner of the 2017 Ultimaker Education Challenge
In November 2016, a team from Kuunda 3D Tanzania took our Ultimaker 2Go 3D printer on an adventure into rural Tanzania. There were several goals of this trip: 1) test whether a 3D printer could be used in a rural village with intermittent electricity, dust, and no computers 2) test whether it’s possible to … Continue reading Kuunda 3D Takes Ultimaker to a Tanzanian Village