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Good News for Ultimaker 2 Owners: New Extrusion Upgrade Kit Lets You Turn Your Older Printer Into an Ultimaker 2+

by • March 10, 2016 • No Comments

3dp_ultimanufacturer_logoEveryone’s been there. You save up for a fancy new piece of innovation – a phone, a desktop, a 3D printing device – and finally have adequate to buy it. You bring it home, set it up, and happily begin via what you see as the coolest device you’ve at any time had. A month later, the developer releases a new edition – faster, advantageous, with additional capabilities and options. If only you’d known, you may have waited only a little bit longer. Sigh.

Obviously, such a predicament is far of the end of the world, but it can be frustrating, especially when it comes to phones and sure desktops, which become obsolete faster than you can say “Windows Vista.” With 3D printing devices, it’s less of an inconvenience, but it’s yet disappointing when a company unveils rad new showcases right after you’ve purchased their newest (until now) printing device.

ult2Anyone who bought an Ultimanufacturer 2 last year knows what I’m talking of. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a excellent printing device, one which consistently ranks as one of the many talked about 3D printing devices in trend reports of 3D Hubs and other experts. But in January Ultimanufacturer added the Ultimanufacturer 2+ and 2 Extended+, which contribute new showcases which manufacture them smoother, additional effective and additional versatile than the original. Not a total printing device overhaul, but adequate to donate you a really great case of printing device envy when your friend goes out and buys a brand new version.

Envy no additional, for the reason Ultimanufacturer has now added a new extrusion upgrade kit which can allow you to turn your plain old Ultimanufacturer 2 or 2 Extended into a 2+. The upgrade kit, which is being officially added by Ultimanufacturer at SXSW 2016, contains at any timeything you require to revamp your printing device. Once the upgrade is installed, you can enjoy all the benefits of the 2+, including:

Swappable nozzles which allow you to easily switch between 0.25, 0.4, 0.6 and 0.8 mm nozzle sizeGeared feeder which practuallyts print skipping and allows for you to easily alter filament and filament pressureFan caps which optimize air flow, aiming it directly at a lower place the nozzle and actuallyly of both sides for smoother prints

“Not only do we commence new showcases for our printing devices based on what we ponder is valuable, we listen to the requires and wishes of our users,” said Siert Wijnia, CTO and founder of Ultimanufacturer. “By introducing the Extrusion upgrade kit we allow our users who may already own an Ultimanufacturer 2 to benefit of our latest innovation.”


The kit, which can be purchased now for $395, actually comes with “+” stickers so you can manufacture the transition of 2 to 2+ official. The upgrade shouldn’t take any additional than an hour, and there are a lot of step-by-step instructions in the form of manuals and videos on Ultimanufacturer’s website.

Ultimanufacturer can be at SXSW’s Interactive Festival, which is bringing place of March 11-15 and focuses on emerging innovation. Ultimanufacturer has been nominated for an Interactive Innovation Award for the Ultimanufacturer 2 Go and 2 Extended printing devices, and representative Iris Smeekes can be at the convention to demonstrate the new extrusion kit and speak with attendees.