The Ultimaker 2 3D Printer

Ultimaker has long been regarded as one of the fastest and most reliable personal 3D printers. But it's been quite a while since it was released. Now the company has announced a new version: Ultimaker 2. 
 
The new unit is not simply more attractive with its shiny case: 
 
Every part has been redesigned to create one of the highest performing 3D printer available on the market, but also a very reliable one.
 
Other specs: 
 
  • Expanded print volume to a large 230 x 225 x 205 mm
  • Heated print bed
  • Super quiet - only 49dB
  • 0.2mm accuracy
  • Print speeds up to 300mm/s
  • SD card slot to accept print jobs; also connects via WiFi
  • OLED display
  • Single extruder
  • Generic plastic filament capability
 
The Ultimaker 2 remains an open source solution, although it is sold in assembled form at a price of €1.895,00 (USD$2562). We suspect they've priced the unit to directly compete against the MakerBot Replicator 2, which retails for USD$2199 (or USD$2549 when you include their support package). 
 
It's a high price compared to many of the 3D printer kit solutions, which tend to be under USD$1000, but for a quality assembled, solution, why not? 
 

General Fabb

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has been writing Fabbaloo posts since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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