Founded by Martijn Elserman, Erik De Bruijn and Siert Wijnia, Ultimaker started shipping its first Ultimaker 3D printer in May 2011 and has since captured a prominent position within the competitive Maker industry. As one of the most successful open source companies, Ultimaker works very close with its community to create a personal fabrication revolution. The Ultimaker 2 set the bar for 3D printers at a new level and is currently considered one of the best 3D printers available on the market. Ultimaker offers a full 3D print experience. In addition to providing hardware, Ultimaker unleashes creative potential by hosting the community sharing platform called YouMagine and free, highly appreciated 3D printing software Cura.