Ultimaker, the global leader in desktop 3D printing, has announced that it has been selected by Airbus, a leading aircraft manufacturer, to supply Ultimaker 3D printers, Ultimaker Cura software, and materials to use in its European facilities. Airbus will mainly use the Ultimaker portfolio for the direct, local production of tools, jigs, and fixtures, and printing lightweight design parts with composite materials.
Ultimaker was selected by Airbus because of its ease of use, reliable results, and open technology, which meets the stringent requirements the aerospace industry has in regard to 3D printed applications, such as jigs and fixtures, non-flying parts and tools. The global services and support offered by Ultimaker will continuously ensure consistent and high-quality 3D printing results across the different teams, first in Europe, and later, worldwide. The full portfolio consists of a non-disclosed number of Ultimaker S5 printers and continuous access to Ultimaker Cura software, materials, spare parts, services, and add-ons.
Airbus has historically embraced 3D printing, and the partnership with Ultimaker further underscores their commitment to further utilizing 3D printing within their factories.