Sep.20, 2013

Ultimaker today launches Ultimaker 2, an open-source 3D printer for more accurate and faster results with simpler processing.

Ultimaker 2 comes with a customisable software called Cura, which has the ability to pre-process 3D files 60 times faster than the typical slicing engines which can take up to an hour, according to the company.

"Speed often has a big impact on the 3D printing experience, and we have spent a lot of time and effort to come up with the fastest technology. Our machine is so fast that the engine finishes processing before you have the opportunity to press print," says Ultimaker Founder, Erik de Bruijn.

Its advance technology also enables quiet printing, which produces only 49 decibels of sound (three times a whisper). When the print is completed, the output is released from the heated plate which means that no messy peeling is required.


  • Build volume: 230 x 225 x 205 mm (9x8.9x8.1 inches)
  • Desktop space: 338 x 358 x 389 mm (13.3x14.1x15.3 inches)
  • Speed: 30 - 300 mm/s
  • Quality: up to 20 micron (0.02mm)
  • Heated bed
  • supports printing on multiple materials
  • WiFi connections

The retail price of the Ultimaker 2 is €1,895 ($2,500 / £1,600).

Update: Ultimaker will unveil the Ultimaker 2 today at Brooklyn Navy Yard's New Lab in New York. For German makers, iGo3D, the first 3D printer store in Germany will stream live on YouTube via Google Hangouts today September 20, 2013 at 20:00 CEST (2:00pm EDT), the Ultimaker 2 unboxing with a hands-on session, as well as the discussion about the latest technologies being developed by Ultimaker. You can sign up for the live event by sending an email to: iGo3D will send out the Live-URL for streaming prior the broadcast.

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Emmanuel wrote at 9/23/2013 10:35:52 AM:

and without a BOM it's half-opensource...

JD90 wrote at 9/22/2013 7:50:07 PM:

It looks like someone did a terrible job setting up their material profile for the machine.

Ben wrote at 9/22/2013 8:45:26 AM:

Adam: print is really ugly ;) My RepRap have 10x better quality than this ultimultimaker ;)

Adam wrote at 9/20/2013 11:51:28 PM:

I would like to see some prints, not the printer lol the original ultimer was so much better then the competition. I doubt this one will be any sort of game changer but it has to be very good

Ben wrote at 9/20/2013 8:17:04 PM:

where I can find stp files and documentation with new ultimaker 2?

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