Jan.31, 2014


Barnacules has had an Ultimaker 1 3D printer for a while and has made quite a lot of nice prints. But it lacks a heated bed which limited his creation. Barnacules recently got his new Ultimaker 2 3D printer, which not only has a heated bed, but also larger build envelope and a beautiful build platform. One of the cooling fans was broken during the transportion and Ultimaker is sending a replacment.

"I was super excited to see the Ultimaker v2 looking like a Ferrari with it's frosted translucent sides and very tidy wiring and not to mention the bed and most beautiful build platform I've ever seen. The printer also had some features that I wasn't expecting like an LED illuminated build platform that will make all my future 3D printing videos on this unit look AMAZING!" says Barnacules.

In the video below Barnacules goes through unboxing, setup, calibration and first printing of the Ultimaker 2 3D printer. Check it out:

The Ultimaker 2 specifications:

  • Layer resolution: up to 20 micron
  • Build volume: 23 x 22.5 x 20.5 cm
  • Position precision X Y Z: 12.5 / 12.5 / 5 micron
  • Print speed: 30 mm/s - 300 mm/s
  • Travel speed: 30 mm/s - 350 mm/s
  • Recommended filament diameter: 2.85 mm
  • Nozzle diameter: 0.4 mm
  • Stand-alone SD-card printing
  • Software: Cura - Official Ultimaker
  • Print technology: Fused filament fabrication (FFF)
  • AC input: 100 - 240 V / ~4 AMPS / 50 - 60 HZ / 221 watt max.
  • Power requirements: 24 V DC @ 9.2 AMPS
  • Usage cost: ~ €0.05 / cm3 (material and power)



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Todd wrote at 11/4/2014 12:42:47 PM:

I just purchased the Ultimaker 2. Great unit for about 1/2 hour, after that it stopped working. Was asked to check the wiring for lose connections. I forgot that I need to do the troubleshooting for an out of box unit! In any event, the printer is still down and going back today.

Art wrote at 8/27/2014 1:49:57 AM:

I recently purchased a Ultimaker 2 and have had nothing but problems with it. Every third print or so comes out with horrible quality or does not finish at all. I have emailed the support email several times with no response and no support. I am getting extremely frustrated at their lack or support and their complete disregard for my issues. I spent a lot of money on the printer and its as though Ultimaker is no longer interested in me as a customer. I am seriously considering returning the printer and moving on to a company that will treat me well, even after the purchase is complete. Extremely disappointed so far.

VUSD wrote at 3/11/2014 1:04:40 PM:

Great Video and informative. I read that it has multiple print heads to do 2 colors. You don't address this. Does that mean that one object can be composed of two colors of filament? Thanks, I'm must learning about 3D printers.



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