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Ultimaker 2 Source Files Just Released As Company Appoints New CEO

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Back in September of last year, Martijn Elserman, Erik de Bruijn, Siert Wijnia, and the team at Ultimaker announced the release of their second 3D printer, the Ultimaker 2. After the success of the original Ultimaker ultimaker2-2device, sales thus far, have been strong. The printer, which retails for €1,895.00, features incredible print speeds and accuracy, according to the company. Those features likely are not what drives a good deal of the company’s sales though. The aspect which sets Ultimaker printers apart from other similar 3D printers is the fact that they are all completely open source.

Here we are, just under six months after the Ultimaker 2 was unveiled, and the source files have been released to the public, online. The files can be downloaded at the YouMagazine online 3D printing community here:

The company put out a PR last evening explaining their goal of releaing these files for the world to see,

The day has come that we are launching the drawings of the Ultimaker 2 and share them with the world. We are excited to see what kind of ideas, innovations, improvements and products this will lead to. We will continue to share our knowledge and experience and look forward to achieving many remarkable 3D printing goals together.ultimaker2-1

Open sourcing allows, an already innovative 3D printing enthusiastic crowd, to come up with ideas which will drive further progress to the Ultimaker platform. The co-founder of Ultimaker, stated the following, regarding the file release,

“Since its introduction, the Ultimaker 2 received a very positive response and its demand has been beyond expectation. This strengthens our confidence in our philosophy to innovate and improve together with the worldwide community of 3D printer enthusiasts.”

In additional to this news, Ultimaker has also announced that co-founder Siert Wijnia, has been appointed the company’s new CEO, with fellow co-founders, Martijn Elserman and Erik de Bruijn, taking on roles of Ultimaker Experience and Evangelizing 3D printing, respectively. Interim CEO Henk van Gils will be stepping down after two years as the head of the company.  Discuss this news at the Ultimaker forum thread at 3D Print Board.

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