Awards for Lancashire 3D printing firm

Ultimaker 3D printer Director Alex Mayor
Ultimaker 3D printer Director Alex Mayor
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A Lancashire-based 3D printing firm has scooped two awards for its products.

Chorley-based Ultimaker was rewarded at the 3D Printshow Global Awards in London.

Winners are selected independently through voting by the public.

Ultimaker has been a loyal supporter of the show and secured two awards at the 2014 edition.

The Ultimaker 2 received public recognition as the Best Consumer Product 2014 because of its ease in use and reliability in its printing.

The second award Ultimaker won was for Best Consumer Software 2014.

Besides focusing on just the hardware, Ultimaker also runs software called Cura.

Ultimaker’s chief executive officer Siert Wijnia had only just left the stage after collecting the first award, when he was called back up to collect the second award.

Cura originally started as a community-project which later joined Ultimaker.

The company says it shows that being open source and having a close relationship with your community is the right way to go.

Ultimaker CEO Siert Wijnia told the audience at the awards: “It is a great honor to collect these two awards.

“I am proud to be here and want to dedicate these awards to our community who helped us become the company we are today, and will be tomorrow.’’