How does 3D Printing work? – Ultimaker: 3D Printing



How does 3D printing work? Printing something in 3D still gets the child in us excited. Seeing a creature we’ve dreamt up materialize before our eyes has never lost any of its fascination. But how does 3D printing work?
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« About Ultimaker »
From the very beginning we’ve nurtured an environment for open source collaboration and sharing. Through our industry-leading products such as Ultimaker 3D printers and Cura software, all realized through open source, people who joined our 3D printing community now have a way of expressing ideas and creating products with ease that just wasn’t there before.

Our innovative Cura software makes 3D printing so easy. It’s a free to download 3D slicer which prepares your 3D models quickly and easily. For newbies it’ll do everything for you, and for experts there’s a world of advanced settings to tinker with. Cura has been engineered to make the very most of the Ultimaker family. And vice versa. Born from open source community collaboration, together they create a stable, reliable and seamless 3D printing experience. The Ultimaker community of 3D printing experts is great for useful tips & tricks, inspiring prints, immediate help and new connections. Start exploring today.

« About 3D printing »
3D printing is often called additive manufacturing as well. It’s a rapid prototyping technology which uses plastic filaments that are extruded under high temperatures. Layer by layer it 3D prints the physical object. Professionals and makers all around the world use Ultimaker 3D printers for rapid prototyping, engineering, product design, 3D printed art, jewelry, and in fashion, medicine and education. With several aftermarket or 3D printed add-ons you can even turn an Ultimaker into a food 3D printer.

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