Thanks to our global open source community, advancements in 3D printing never stand still and the new Ultimaker 2+ and Ultimaker 2 Extended+ were recently launched with new printing innovations. We promised there would be backwards compatibility, so today we're launching the Extrusion upgrade kit for the Ultimaker 2 and Ultimaker 2 Extended that will be showcased at SXSW 2016 later this week.
The easy-to-install upgrade will give your printer the same abilities as our latest Ultimaker 2+ models:
- Geared feeder for increased reliability: The innovative feeder allows you to easily swap filaments and choose the correct pressure for your filament.
- Swappable nozzles for greater control: Now you can easily switch between 0.25, 0.4, 0.6 and 0.8 mm nozzles for greater detail or faster print speed.
- Optimized airflow for smoother prints: The innovative new fancaps ensure the airflow is aimed perfectly below the nozzle and equally from both sides.
Not only do we introduce new features for our 3D printers based on what we think is valuable, we listen to the needs and wishes of our users.
Essentially you can turn your Ultimaker 2 into an Ultimaker 2+. And to make sure the whole process is nice and simple, we’ve created a film that walks you through the installation process step-by-step:
“Not only do we introduce new features for our 3D printers based on what we think is valuable, we listen to the needs and wishes of our users,” says Siert Wijnia, CTO and founder of Ultimaker. “By introducing the Extrusion upgrade kit we allow our Ultimaker 2 users to benefit from our latest technology.”
The main reason we’re able to offer such innovation is thanks to our global open source community. By sharing our knowledge with them, collaborating with them and listening to their feedback, we’re continuously realizing the next level of 3D printing.
So power up your Ultimaker 2 with the Extrusion upgrade kit for even smoother, faster and more efficient prints. If you’re eager to get your hands on one, you can purchase it today from your local Ultimaker reseller. If you’re not sure who that is, you can find out at our resellers page.