Ultimaker introduced its new single extrusion printer, the Ultimaker 2+ Connect. The new system represents a more accessible entry point to Ultimaker’s ecosytem. The new desktop system costs 2,050 euros, or 2,499 American dollars. It is now available through Ultimaker’s global partner network.
Ultimaker produces open and easy-to-use 3D printers, software and materials for professional designers and engineers. These professionals use the printer to innovate every day by printing models and parts at their desktops. The company is a market leader in desktop 3D printing with offices in the Netherlands, New York, Boston and Singapore. Its productions facilities are located in Europe and the United States.
Jos Burger, CEO at Ultimaker: “True progress happens when reliable technology is accessible to everyone, everywhere. By seriously upgrading our most popular single extrusion 3D printer while maintaining affordable pricing, educators and small enterprises can keep getting their hands-on powerful entry-level 3D printers that simply work, day and night.”
Thanks to its quick setup and easy operation, the Ultimaker 2+ Connect is the right 3D printer to be used in general-access 3D printing labs because it gives higher education students access to additive extrusion technology. It also allows small enterprises to achieve over 80% time and cost savings (compared to outsourcing) by printing prototypes with a wide choice of inexpensive materials.
Every Ultimaker 2+ Connect comes with free e-learning as part of the Ultimaker 3D Printing Academy. Created by Ultimaker’s experts, this course guides you through setup, maintenance, use of Ultimaker Cura, and more.
The clean and updated design keeps scheduled maintenance to just 4 hours per year, ensuring a high uptime – with no special tools required for maintenance tasks.
The Ultimaker 2+ Connect features a 0.4 mm nozzle, which the user can swap for a 0.25 mm for detailed prints, 0.6 mm for faster prints, or 0.8 mm for quick drafts or 3D sketches.
Ultimaker is also introducing the optional Ultimaker 2+ Connect Air Manager, designed to increase user safety. This top cover and front enclosure combination is proven to remove up to 95% of ultrafine particles, and shields users from hot and moving components – providing increased confidence and setup flexibility. This add-on device costs 350 euros, or 450 American dollars.