olsson block an ultimaker 3d printing community upgrade

Free Olsson Block with Ultimaker 2 and Ultimaker 2 Extended

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(November 30, 2015) UPDATE: Due to the huge popularity of the Olsson Block we have decided to extend the offer up to and including December 24, 2015. So now you have until Christmas to order your Ultimaker 2 or Ultimaker 2 Extended, and still receive an Olsson Block kit with it!

Who likes free things? Well, we’re giving away a free Olsson Block kit worth €100 (excl. VAT) with every Ultimaker 2 and Ultimaker 2 Extended sold. This ingenious little piece of kit gives users the ability to swap nozzles on their 3D printer with ease.

So what is an Olsson Block? It’s a modification for the Ultimaker 2 or 2 Extended 3D printer that allows the extruder nozzle to be swapped within seconds, as opposed to replacing the entire heater block every time. This lets you pick your nozzle on-the-go to fit your particular needs. Created by Anders Olsson, whose story we have detailed in a recent blog, the amazing kit consists of a threaded heater block, installation tools and four nozzles in varying diameters: the standard 0.4mm size nozzle, a smaller 0.25mm nozzle, and a bigger 0.6 and 0.8mm nozzle.

This giveaway means that many makers will now enjoy the freedom to choose the nozzle that is the best fit for their project – for free. If you need large prototypes printed fast, the 0.8mm nozzle will let you extrude the most amount of plastic in the shortest amount of time. If instead your print requires high detail, the 0.25mm nozzle will let you print extremely small objects or give your normal prints an extremely smooth and detailed finish. The 0.4mm and 0.6mm nozzles represent varying balances between these two extremes.

For installation instructions simply visit the installation guide on the support section of our website. Or if you prefer, sit back and watch the following instruction video to see how easy it is to upgrade your printer: