Ultimaker 2+ Product Spotlight

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Picture of Ultimaker2+ whole package at Voxel Factory

Ultimaker 2+ Product Spotlight

Summary:

  • Great printer for testing lots of materials
  • Optimized airflow for increased reliability
  • Innovative geared feeder for consistent quality 
  • Easily swappable nozzles
  • Our thoughts
  • Our prints

 

Main specs

 Build Plate Standard version: 223 x 223 x 205 mm 
Extended version: 223 x 223 x 305 mm
Build Plate Temperature 50 to 100 Celsius
Nozzle Temperature 180 to 260 Celsius
Layer resolution 0.25 nozzle: 150 to 60 microns
0.40 nozzle: 200 to 20 microns
0.60 nozzle: 400 to 20 microns
0.80 nozzle: 600 to 20 microns

 

Picture of Ultimaker 2+ with Printed Solid Safety Enclosure at Voxel Factory 

At Voxel Factory, we offer a free 3-hour training for two people where we pass down all the tips and tricks as well as present you all the main functions of the printer. We also offer a Safety Enclosure for Ultimaker 3D printers (made by Printed Solid) for those who want to print with more complicated materials that require a controlled temperature.

 

Picture of Ultimaker 2+ and extended 3D printer at Voxel Factory

The Ultimaker 2+ is a versatile machine capable of printing with a variety of materials with precision and reliability. It has been tested with multiple filaments, including ABS, PLA, TPU, CPE, CPE+, PC and Nylon. Since the printer is an open filament printer, you can venture outside the usual materials and find the one that suits your needs.

Picture of Ultimaker filaments for 3D printers at Voxel Factory

The printer head comes with new fan caps for an optimized airflow that is aimed perfectly below the nozzle to allow needed cooling without affecting the nozzle temperature. The airflow is also calibrated to flow equally from both sides for a smooth finish.

Picture of Fan caps for an optimized airflow for the Ultimaker2+ extended

The innovative geared feeder gives you control over the tightness of the gear when its pull the filament into the printer, an important feature to have when experimenting with multiple materials. This comes in handy when you have a project needing some flexible material (TPU).

Picture of Geared feeder from Ultimaker2+ extended 3D printer

A whole nozzle kit is included with the printer to give you the chance to start experimenting with different nozzle from the get-go. Important to note that they crafted to be easily swappable without a hassle. Nozzles sizes included are 0.25, 0.4, 0.6 and 0.8 mm. We also carry a 0.5 mm steel nozzle.

Picture of Mixed Nozzles sizes for Ultimaker2+

We’ve had quite some time to put the Ultimaker 2+ to the test and explore most of its features. We pimped our machine with an Olsson Ruby to print abrasive materials without worrying about the nozzle. Needless to say, we did some funky stuff and we are pleased with the quality of the prints.

Picture of Olsson Ruby nozzle on Ultimaker2+ 3D printer

So far, we’ve tested:

PLA from Ultimaker and Materio3D

TPU from Ultimaker (95A), NinjaFLex and SemiFlex

Nylon from Ultimaker and Taulman3D (910, PCTPE, 645)

T-Glase from Taulman3D (a.k.a. PETT)

Carbon Fibre from ColorFabb (XT_CF20)

 

Here’s a little gallery of what we printed on the Ultimaker 2+

Carbon Fiber Colorfabb Fibre XT_CF20 printed on Ultimaker 2+ with Olsson Ruby  Picture of Materio3D Sandy Beige Pangolin Printed on Ultimaker 2+ Penguin printed on Ultimaker 2+ Volvo two colour print on Ultimaker 2+ Taulman3D Nylon 910 printed on Ultimaker 2+ Marble Machine printed on Ultimaker 2+

 


 

Also, you can play Pong on the printer. Because why not!

Playing Pong on Ultimaker2+

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