Upon being selected as an Interactive Innovation Award finalist in the 3-DIY category at SXSW Interactive, for their Ultimaker 2 Go and Extended 3D printing equipment, Dutch 3D printing device developer Ultimaker has revealed a new extrusion upgrade kit for owners of previous Ultimaker models, in order to improve their printing capabilities and the overall 3D printing experience.
At SXSW, the company revealed the extrusion upgrade kit, which can be applied to previous 3D printing device models, the Ultimaker 2 and Ultimaker 2 Extended, to donate them the full capabilities of the Ultimaker 2+, revealed at CES this year. These showcases include, a new geared feeder for increased reliability, improved filament loading, and applying correct filament prescertain. The kit in addition allows for users to upgrade their machine to have swappable nozzles, ranging of 0.25, 0.4, 0.6 and 0.8 mm, depending on a user’s desired speed or more detail. And new fan caps can be installed in older Ultimaker models for advantageous airflow aimed at a lower place the nozzle and equally of both sides.
The kit is intended to demonstrate the company’s efforts towards backwards compatibility. Siert Wijnia, CTO and founder of Ultimaker, said of the kit, “Not just do we commence new showcases for our printing equipment based on what we ponder is valuable, we listen to the needs and wishes of our users. By introducing the Extrusion upgrade kit we allow our users who may already own an Ultimaker 2 to benefit of our latest technology.”
From the video at a lower place, installing the kit looks pretty effortless. In addition, be certain to check out this dude’s swing in his apartment! One issue which a few Ultimaker users can have, yet, is the price of the kit, which is near $395. Fair price or no? What are your thoughts?