In the world of 3D printing, there are companies and products that hold a lot of popularity. They are trusted by many consumers and envied by other manufacturers. Ultimaker is such a brand. They have created fast and reliable machines that are friendly to users and difficult to match. To state an interesting fact, the 3D Hubs Trend Report, a documentation of the most popular companies and 3D printing products, has stated that the Ultimaker 2 is at the forefront of the “Most Wanted Printers” in the world.
If you are interested in getting yourself a 3D printer, then this brand is going to provide great service for you. You should also know that they have recently released two new and better versions of their most widely known and high-end printer. They have revealed at the CES 2016 their newest products: The Ultimaker 2+ and the Ultimaker 2+ Advanced, two essential updates to such a well-known machine.
These two new models have nozzles that are interchangeable. These nozzles can be taken out and replaced quite easily with a built-in model of the Olsson Block. The feeder is more resilient and durable, allowing the printer to provide a smoother and more seamless printing capability. The cooling system of these machines is also improved and optimized, making the process of printing a more agreeable and effective one.
The price of the Ultimaker 2+ is $2,499 while the 2+ Advanced has a price of $2,999. The dimensions of the former are 493 x 342 x 588 mm; the latter’s dimensions are 493 x 342 x 688 mm. You may wonder what the differences of these two are. Well, while both of them can easily be placed on a tabletop as they are both desktop 3D printers, the Ultimaker 2+ Advanced is made to handle larger and more sophisticated prints.
Both of them have nozzles that come in four different sizes, namely the 0.25mm, the default 0.40mm, the 0.60 and 0.80mm. The size of the nozzle that’s being used would affect the layer resolution and the build speed of your printing process. If you want a more detailed model, then you would choose the 0.25mm nozzle; otherwise, a fast print would be better with the 0.80mm one, but without much fine detail.
The build volume of the Ultimaker 2+ is 223 x 223 x 205 mm; The 2+ Advanced: 223 x 223 x 305 mm. The build plates for both are a 50˚ to 100˚ C heated glass build plate. The print-technology used for both of them are: Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF). The travel speed of the print head is 30 to 300 mm/s. The XYZ accuracy is 12.5, 12.5, 5 micron. The nozzle temperature: 180˚ to 260˚ C.
Ultimaker did not only present two of their most advanced products at CES 2016; they also made their plans for the rest of the year. The company felt that it has given consumers quite a set of choices for their 3D printing needs. They would continue to improve upon their experiences and learnings as the year continues.