Amsterdam, (November 7, 2017) – Leading 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker announces the availability of Cura Connect within Ultimaker Cura, the hassle-free software solution that helps to prepare files for digital fabrication. This new functionality enables users to manage an array of Ultimaker 3D printers, creating an accessible solution for prototyping, tooling, and small-scale production. Cura Connect is now available for free through a firmware update and allows users to immediately maximize the efficiency of Ultimaker 3 printers.

Cura Connect is especially useful for organizations that use the Ultimaker 3 for prototyping and small-scale production and need an overview of pending print jobs in one interface. Cura Connect is designed in such a way that it has the ability to select and group printers, to queue jobs, monitor prints, and strategically schedule maintenance operations. Notifications alert users whenever a printer needs attention.

The user experience of Cura Connect is optimized for group sizes of 1 – 15 people sharing 1 – 5 printers. Because it is flexible and scalable, it is suitable for various environments, from a small office to a large enterprise. The software’s grouping of printers and centralized queuing functionality dramatically improves throughput and production planning which results in reliable, more informed manufacturing.

Paul Heiden, Senior Vice President Product Management: “Making professional 3D printing accessible, that’s what we are working on everyday at Ultimaker. By continuously developing our hardware, software, materials and services we are making 3D printing a hassle-free solution in any office or workshop. A lot was invested in user research to make sure that Cura Connect fits our users’ needs exactly. We are positive that Cura Connect gives businesses a competitive edge with a reduced time to market, cutting costs, and an improved product life cycle with faster iterative prototyping, ability to customize and efficient spare part delivery.”

For more information on Cura Connect, see our new blogpost here.

About Ultimaker

Ultimaker has been in operation since 2011, and over the years has grown to become a market-leader; creating powerful, professional and accessible desktop 3D printers. With offices in the Netherlands, New York, and Boston, plus production facilities in Europe and the US, Ultimaker’s team of over 300 employees continually strives to offer the highest-quality 3D printers, software, and materials on the market.

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