Ultimaker, Imaginables and FUJIFILM Business Innovation Australia collaborate to bring 3D printing to classroomsEngineering360 News Desk | November 03, 2021
Ultimaker, a developer of 3D printing technology, has launched a reseller partnership with FUJIFILM Business Innovation Australia to supply the growing demands of educational institutions looking to plug the additive manufacturing (AM) skills gap and empower students to enter the workforce as leaders with an AM-ready mindset. Providing onsite technical support with a 24-hour turnaround, the company is offering Australian universities and educational institutions a smarter, more efficient, and cost-effective 3D printing solution to integrate into their classrooms and curriculums.
Companies continue to adopt 3D printing for prototyping, product design and production – across a range of industries such as aerospace, automotive, defense and medical. And as AM has become globally recognized as a mainstream manufacturing technology, the demand for an AM curriculum has also increased.
Ultimaker provides an ideal platform for developing creative young minds. Combining affordability, connectivity and advanced dual extrusion, Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle also ensures a safer working environment. The Air Manager provides a closed, inside-out airflow for the Ultimaker S5 3D printer, filtering up to 95% of all ultrafine particles emitted during 3D printing. With the build chamber and material spools safely inside, users can enjoy peace of mind and a safer workplace.
Mr. Benjamin Tan, vice president of Ultimaker Asia Pacific commented, “Our trusted distributor in Australia, Imaginables, signaled a growing need for enhanced support services for the educational sector and I believe together with FUJIFILM Business Innovation Australia, we can deliver a turnkey holistic 3D printing curriculum to better support Australian educators in their printing needs.”
“We are extremely excited to partner with Ultimaker as it enables us to broaden our technology offering to our current education customers, offering a complementary solution that meets the needs of students along with providing 3D curriculum support for educators in the classroom. With our existing expertise and knowledge in the education space, the addition of Ultimaker will help educators nurture the STEAM professionals of tomorrow. Ultimately, the partnership helps us deliver upon our company values and customer promise of both innovation and exceptional value,” said Tony O’Connor, chief sales officer, FUJIFILM Business Innovation Australia.