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Ultimaker announces enterprise software and e-learning platform


Ultimaker is delighted to unveil two new products to help organizations adopt and scale 3D printing – Ultimaker Essentials and Ultimaker 3D Printing Academy.

  • Ultimaker Essentials is an enterprise-grade package of Ultimaker software platforms that can be centrally deployed throughout the organization, with greater stability and a higher level of security

  • Ultimaker 3D Printing Academy is an e-learning platform that teaches the ins and outs of 3D printing – from basics to expert knowledge – through flexible online courses


Together, they are designed to help businesses to break down two of the biggest barriers preventing 3D printing adoption – embedding the technology within a secure IT infrastructure and quickly onboarding and upskilling users.

Both products are available now for free early access for a limited time until October 2020.

Keep reading to learn more about these products.

(Alternatively, you can check out the launch event replay or listen to this special bonus episode of the Talking Additive podcast.)

Ultimaker Essentials

With millions of users across the globe, Ultimaker Cura is already the first choice of many designers and engineers working with 3D printing.

But we weren’t ready to stop there. Talking to users, we often heard of challenges adopting and scaling 3D printing within their organizations because of IT requirements.

So, we developed Ultimaker Essentials not only to benefit those who use our 3D printers day-to-day, but for the IT admins and teams responsible for setting up and maintaining a secure, stable infrastructure.

An Ultimaker Essentials subscription offers major benefits across the end-to-end digital manufacturing workflow. Its main features include:

  • Ultimaker Cura Enterprise. A new enterprise edition of Ultimaker Cura makes distribution and management easy for IT professionals. With each release independently security tested, you can deploy a tested, stable, and more secure slicing application to anywhere employees need to work

  • Ultimaker Digital Factory. Manage your organization’s 3D printing operations with an overview of multiple machines, by starting and queueing print jobs remotely, and creating teams of users. It’s also your central hub for downloading Ultimaker Cura Enterprise and accessing support

  • Ultimaker Marketplace. Access a controlled version of the Ultimaker Marketplace. Only verified and security assessed plugins and third-party material profiles are allowed, maintaining a higher level of security and stability

  • Ultimaker 3D Printing Academy. An Ultimaker Essentials subscription gives you access to online learning content for IT admins developed by our experts. (Keep reading for more on our new e-learning platform!)

  • Support. Get direct support during business hours for any technical query browse a comprehensive knowledge base


Ultimaker Essentials is available now for free early access to organizations until October 2020. From October we will introduce affordable pricing plans starting at €250 ($300) per year per organizational unit. But until then, you can try it risk-free, at no cost for over two months.

So, if you want to scale 3D printing innovation in your organization, share the link below with your IT admin and encourage them so sign up to Ultimaker Essentials today.

What do you get with Ultimaker Essentials?

Deploy and scale enterprise 3D printing



Distribute software that drives innovation


Now IT can roll-out 3D printing across your business. Distribute software that not only boosts 3D printing innovation, but that's also built based on our commitment to your security.

Here's what's included in an Ultimaker Essentials subscription:

  • Ultimaker Cura Enterprise

  • Ultimaker Digital Factory

  • Ultimaker Marketplace

  • Ultimaker 3D Printing Academy

  • Plus technical support



Deploy 3D printing where you couldn't before


With Ultimaker Essentials, you can now deploy our full 3D printing platform across regulated enterprise environments. Use the Ultimaker Digital Factory to increase productivity and efficiency, and 3D print easily with advanced material profiles via the managed Marketplace.



360-degree business support


Documentation, e-learning, or direct support – we've got you covered. Whether you're new to 3D printing technology or just need some guidance, we can help, with a stable, end-to-end 3D printing platform that works inside your existing infrastructure.

Ultimaker Cura Enterprise



Distribute software that drives innovation


Ultimaker Cura Enterprise makes distribution and management easy for IT professionals. Packaged for businesses in MSI format, Ultimaker Cura Enterprise can be configured and managed with cross-platform systems distribution.



Keep your infrastructure rock-solid


Ultimaker Cura Enterprise receives two updates a year. These are thoroughly tested by our community and ensure the most stable desktop application. We support updates for 12 months after release (including security patches and bug fixes).



Your security is our priority


Each release of Ultimaker Cura Enterprise is independently scanned, tested, and analyzed for vulnerabilities. We publish a summary of that report and commit to continuously improving security.

Ultimaker Digital Factory

Maximize 3D printing efficiency at scale


Manage multiple printers


Manage multiple printers based on your workflow. See an overview of printers, material configurations, print jobs, and firmware versions for easy printer management.



Optimize 3D printing efficiency with team sharing


Share 3D printers among teams within your business with granular control. By combining and supplying 3D printing resources, you can help teams optimize their production.



Oversee a remote 3D printing workflow


Wherever you are, send secure print jobs via the cloud to Ultimaker 3D printers on your network. Then stay informed of print progress thanks to remote device monitoring.



Gain deep insight from printing analytics


See the big picture of your 3D printing process through detailed analytics. Optimize your workflow by monitoring printer idle time, time in queue for print jobs, material usage, and more.



Queue print jobs


Schedule print jobs from a centralized queue for maximum production uptime. Stay informed on print progress, printer status, and reprint from the job history to avoid re-slicing.

Ultimaker Marketplace

Build your tailor-made 3D printing workflow



Verified plugins for secure customization


With the managed Ultimaker Marketplace, users can download plugins to improve their 3D printing workflow. But only verified plugins are available – to increase infrastructure stability and security.



Know your plugins are verified and secure


Verified plugin installation can only be done through the Marketplace. Installing unofficial and unverified plugins indirectly is restricted for increased protection.

Support and IT learning

360-degree business support – and the knowledge to implement it​​



Get the answers you need


For any software query, Ultimaker Essentials includes direct email support with an Ultimaker technician (English only). Plus, access a built-in knowledge base to make it easy to find answers instantly.

This means you can add an efficient 3D printing platform to your system with confidence.



Online training for IT admins


Get onboarded and learn to support Essentials users with the Ultimaker 3D Printing Academy for IT admins. Learn best practices for installing and maintaining a productive 3D printing platform for a full enterprise IT solution.

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