Ultimaker 2+ Features Explained – Ultimaker: 3D Printing Guide

Ultimaker 2+ Features Explained – Ultimaker: 3D Printing Guide


This is the Ultimaker 2+, a
unique 3D printer with an innovative open source platform and a global
community. Let’s take a look at what makes it one of the best desktop 3D
printers ever. The Ultimaker 2+ has a large build volume and yet it can
easily fit onto any desk. It has a swappable nozzle so you can quickly
switch between different nozzle sizes The standard is 0.4 mm, but you also have
the option to use a 0.25 mm nozzle for detailed prints or a 0.8mm nozzle for fast prints.
It’s really easy to level the buildplate using the printer’s
assisted leveling process. Set the right height by turning a knob while using the
Ultimaker calibration card. To clean the plate simply open the clamps and remove
it. To bring your 3D model to life you’ll need to prepare it for print using Cura,
our free slicer software. You can either choose a preset or tinker with the
expert settings. Once done, a gcode file is saved to an SD-card which slots into the
Ultimaker 2+ for stand-alone printing You’ll start the print with a control
panel, which also lets you make any adjustments during the print. Because it
has a heated glass build plate you can print using many different materials.
The Ultimaker 2+ has a powerful 35 Watt heater cartridge which not only
heats the nozzle in under a minute but also allows for really fast prints. The
new fancaps ensure the airflow is aimed perfectly below the nozzle and equally
from both sides, whilst the new Sunon fans are barely audible. Its new sensitive
temperature sensor provides accurate readings so you can tweak the settings with precision for
optimized print quality. The Ultimaker 2+ uses an open filament system so you
can use any kind of filament you want When you combine the numerous materials
that are available with different nozzles, the possibilities are endless The powerful geared feeder pushes the filament
into the print head with ease. It also allows you to control the pressure so,
for example, with softer filaments the pressure can be set lower Incredibly, the printhead has a travel
speed of up to 300 millimeter per second and a build speed of up to 24 cubic
millimeter per second. But even at such speed it will reliably and accurately
print your models. It has a remarkable layer resolution range so we can go from
600 microns all the way down to a finely detailed 20 microns. This gives
you the freedom to create really fast drafts, detailed prints, and everything in
between And if that wasn’t enough it also comes
with a comprehensive 12 month warranty, free lifetime technical support via email
or phone and a huge online knowledgebase So when you add it all up the Ultimaker 2+
is one of the most innovative, reliable and altogether powerful desktop
3D printers ever created.

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