Ultimaker, an open source 3D printer manufacturer, has recently launched a new Extrusion upgrade kit for their previous models Ultimaker 2 and Ultimaker 2 Extended 3D printers at 2016 South by Southwest Interactive. Immediately available for purchase, the kit, which was created with the help of Ultimaker’s community, will provide all of the upgraded features found in Ultimaker’s newest printer, the Ultimaker 2+. The Extrusion upgrade kit enables users to upgrade the previous model to the latest standard for improved print results.
The Extrusion upgrade includes a geared feeder and increased reliability, The innovative feeder allows users to easily change filament and choose the correct filament pressure. Swappable nozzle for greater control, 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 new fan caps ensure the airflow is aimed perfectly below the nozzle and equally from each side.
“Not only do we introduce new features for our 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 users who already own an Ultimaker 2 to benefit from our latest technology.”