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Royal Netherlands Air Force: Speeding up maintenance with 3D printed tools

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The Royal Netherlands Air Force is the Netherlands' guardian of the skies. Their fleet contains a wide range of helicopters, fighter jets, and large cargo planes. These aircraft have many unique, custom-made parts which are difficult to work on with off-the-shelf tools. That’s why the Royal Netherlands Air Force started printing custom-made tools with Ultimaker 3D printers.

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Setup to success: 3D printing for engineers

3D printing provides engineers with a better way to prototype ideas and create durable end-use parts that can be ready for visual and functional evaluation in a matter of hours. This eliminates the need for outsourcing and complex production machinery, while allowing you to create more iterations and improve product quality. Once you have finalized your design, 3D printing enables you to print durable, low-volume, and customized parts with minimal tooling costs and lead time.

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UltiMaker S7 3D Printer

UltiMaker S7 3D Printer

£7,350.00 Exc VAT

Best-in-class reliability We took everything our users loved about the award winning UltiMaker S5, and we made it even better. The UltiMaker S7 can be trusted to do its job,...


UltiMaker S7 Pro Bundle

UltiMaker S7 Pro Bundle

£9,800.00 Exc VAT

Best-in-class reliability We took everything our users loved about the award winning UltiMaker S5, and we made it even better. The UltiMaker S7 can be trusted to do its job,...


Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle with PVA Removal Station

Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle with PVA Removal Station

£9,915.00 Exc VAT

Optimise your post processing workflow with the Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle and the PVA Removal Station.


Ultimaker S5 3D Printer

Ultimaker S5 3D Printer

£6,230.00£5,195.00

Discover the easy-to-use desktop 3D printer with a large build volume that delivers accurate, industrial-grade parts, time and again. With simple setup, high uptime, and reliable dual extrusion.


Ultimaker S3 3D Printer

Ultimaker S3 3D Printer

£3,875.00 Exc VAT

The Ultimaker S3 delivers high-quality, composite-ready performanceš all efficiently from your desktop. Packed with the latest technology, it is as easy to use as it is powerful.


Ultimaker 2+ Connect 3D Printer

Ultimaker 2+ Connect 3D Printer

£2,210.00 Exc VAT

At home or in the office, sending print jobs to the Ultimaker 2+ Connect is a breeze. Via Wi-Fi or Ethernet, cloud 3D printing allows remote file transfer with added...


Ultimaker 3 3D Printer | Reconditioned

Ultimaker 3 3D Printer | Reconditioned

£2,925.00£2,486.25

Delivering accuracy and consistency Enjoy complete design freedom with the Ultimaker 3. With market-leading dual extrusion and water-soluble support materials.


Ultimaker Materials Range

Ultimaker PLA Silver Metallic Filament | 2.85mm | 750g

Ultimaker PLA Silver Metallic Filament | 2.85mm | 750g

£32.50 Exc VAT

Silver Metallic PLA plastic 0.75kg. 2.85mm diameter and approximately 90m long. Ultimaker PLA is really easy to print with, it's reliable, gives good surface quality and it's made from renewable sources,...


Ultimaker PLA White Filament | 2.85mm | 750g

Ultimaker PLA White Filament | 2.85mm | 750g

£32.50 Exc VAT

White PLA plastic 0.75kg. 2.85mm diameter and approximately 90m long. Ultimaker PLA is really easy to print with, it's reliable, gives good surface quality and it's made from renewable sources, so...


Ultimaker Tough PLA Black | 2.85mm | 750g

Ultimaker Tough PLA Black | 2.85mm | 750g

£39.50 Exc VAT

Black Tough PLA plastic 0.75kg. 2.85mm diameter and approximately 90m long. Ultimaker Tough PLA is a technical PLA filament with toughness comparable to Ultimaker ABS. Ideal for reliably printing technical...


Ultimaker Breakaway | 2.85mm | 750g

Ultimaker Breakaway | 2.85mm | 750g

£53.50 Exc VAT

White Breakaway Filament 0.75kg. 2.85mm diameter and approximately 90m long Ultimaker Breakaway is a support material for multi-extrusion 3D printing. Breakaway support is quick to remove and does not need further...


Ultimaker PLA Orange Filament | 2.85mm | 750g

Ultimaker PLA Orange Filament | 2.85mm | 750g

£32.50 Exc VAT

Orange PLA plastic 0.75kg. 2.85mm diameter and approximately 90m long. Ultimaker PLA is really easy to print with, it's reliable, gives good surface quality and it's made from renewable sources, so...


Ultimaker PLA Transparent Filament | 2.85mm | 750g

Ultimaker PLA Transparent Filament | 2.85mm | 750g

£32.50 Exc VAT

Transparent PLA plastic 0.75kg. 2.85mm diameter and approximately 90m long. Ultimaker PLA is really easy to print with, it's reliable, gives good surface quality and it's made from renewable sources,...


Ultimaker PLA Red Filament | 2.85mm | 750g

Ultimaker PLA Red Filament | 2.85mm | 750g

£32.50 Exc VAT

Red PLA plastic 0.75kg. 2.85mm diameter and approximately 90m long. Ultimaker PLA is really easy to print with, it's reliable, gives good surface quality and it's made from renewable sources,...


Ultimaker Nylon Black Filament | 2.85mm | 750g

Ultimaker Nylon Black Filament | 2.85mm | 750g

£53.50 Exc VAT

Black Nylon Filament 0.75kg. 2.85mm diameter and approximately 90m long Used by many manufacturers worldwide, Nylon (polyamide) is well-known for its impressive durability, high strength-to-weight ratio, flexibility, low friction, and...


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