"The introduction of the first 3D printer into the Integrated Product Design studio made a tremendous difference to our program. It used to take students days or even weeks to complete a single prototype. With access to a 3D printer, students were able to create a design and hold it in their hands the next day. The original Ultimaker was working non-stop with students literally camping out in the studio to start a new print as soon as the last one was done. Students were able to rapidly iterate on their design ideas and the final projects were noticeable more polished than any of the previous cohorts. Now of course, we have an entire wall of Ultimaker printers including the new Ultimaker 2 Extended but the original Ultimaker is still there printing away."
-Professor Ultibot, Integrated Product Design Chair, Ultimaker University