3D Printer manufacturer Ultimaker has kept to their promise and now made available to the files for the Ultimaker Original+ 3D printer together with the heated bed.
Ultimaker BV is a Dutch based 3D printer company which was founded in 2011 by Martijn Elserman, Erik de Bruijn, and Siert Wijnia and has created the Ultimaker 2 and Ultimaker Original.
Being an open source company the files are now available via GitHub for anyone to download and modify for their needs and to help develop the technology and designs even further. Ultimaker’s Sander Van Geelen explained online :
“The Ultimaker Original files were open and made available for anyone who showed interest. This helped us and the community a great deal in terms of improving manuals but also improving parts of the assembly and mechanics. This all leads to what continues to be one of the strongest and fastest DIY-3D Printers out there today; the Ultimaker Original. Little did we know that being open source influenced us in totally different ways as well.
Being open source enables quick iterations and innovation which pushes the boundaries of the impossible every time. It means the innovations are community-powered and our focus lies not only on what we think is important, but also what the user wants to see.
When we upgraded the Ultimaker Original to Ultimaker Original+ we felt it would be wise to follow the same path, and share the files when we are ready for you. Along with the Ultimaker Original+ files we also want to share the Ultimaker heated bed upgrade files with you.”
The Ultimaker Original+ and its heated bed files are now available to view and download from GitHub. For more information on the new files being made available jump over to the Ultimaker news website for details.