Guess what we found on CeBIT? Yes, even Ultimaker was represented. I had a nice chat with Erik, showing me some new stuff, we can expect to come soon to our own 3D printing houses.
Ultimaking will soon bring us a small kit that will make your 3D printer part of the "internet" or your own network. BUT more important, there is a software part to it. You will be able to print straight from the internet to your own 3D printer. Slicing will be done in the cloud. How cool is that? check it out: http://my.ultimaker.net Can't tell you about the price either, but it would be less than € 100,00. Nor do I have a picture, but it looked like one of those small wifi routers. Well, you'll find out at the Ultimaker website soon.
But there is more to come, an online design tool, with a very easy interface. Don't believe me? well go check for yourself: http://my.ultimaker.net/ultishaper/ It ain't ready yet, but when it is, it will be a place where people can easily share,create,convert or adapt objects. Here you see Erik with his eyes closed. ;-) and the ultishaper interface on CeBIT 2013.