3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker has announced the integration of HP scanning software with its Ultimaker Cura. This integration significantly simplifies the workflow to 3D print scans from HP's Sprout and 3D Structured Light Scanner Pro S3.
The integration is another example in the growing list of Ultimaker Cura-supported 3D applications. Ultimaker has already created integrations with, among others, Siemens NX and SolidWorks, to ensure seamless 3D Printing workflows from CAD and PLM systems. HP is also working with software vendors to integrate solutions for end-to-end production of 3D printed parts, from design to production.
Frans Rintjema, Managing Director Immersive Computing at HP, explained: "This integration is filling a growing need in the market by embedding 3D printing capabilities into professional workflows. This enables customers to consider combining scanning and desktop 3D printing to replace obsolete parts, adding value in professional and education environments."
Paul Heiden, Senior Vice President Product Management at Ultimaker: "By allowing other parties, such as HP, to integrate Ultimaker Cura in their workflow unlocks a whole range of new possibilities for consumers and professionals to fully make use of 3D printing technology. The integration with HP's market-leading 3D scanning software really contributes to the adoption of professional desktop 3D printing. We're very proud to collaborate with HP to offer this for our customers".