Ultimaker files “defensive” patents for Active Bed Leveling in 3D printing

Ultimaker files “defensive” patents for Active Bed Leveling in 3D printing

As of February 2017, Netherlands-based 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker has filed its first patent in the 3D printing industry. The patent protects the Active Bed Leveling technology found inside the Ultimaker 3 series. The 3D printer was first released in October 2016 . A gyro 3D printed on an Ultimaker 3 using water soluble supports. Photo via Ultimaker on YouTube Protecting IP in the industrial market As explained by Lana Lozova in a post on the company’s blog , this action is a defensive patent. Ultimaker says the patent is intended to protect the company’s inventions from competitors. As […]

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