Ultimaker Family at CES
At CES 2015, Ultimaker launched two new machines to compliment their much-loved Ultimaker 2 3D Printer and today they have launched three promotional videos that show how they all fit their specific target audience.
The Dutch firm is also keen to point out that it's currently one of the only desktop printer manufacturers to offer a one-year warranty (excluding the hot-end). Direct rivals MakerBot only offer a six-month limited warranty for their Replicators and 3D Systsems just the 90 days on the desktop Cube machines. Ultimaker's full 12 months shows great confidence in their machines but if 3D printing does want to become a true consumer technology this should, as the rest of the industry is, be the minimum.
The cheapest and smallest of the Ultimaker family is the Ultimaker 2 Go, priced at just under the £1,000 mark (exc. VAT) and is sold at being the portable solution for small businesses and students alike. The smallest of the range fits perfectly in with Ultimaker's educational focus.
Ultimaker 2 Go
Next in line is the Ultimaker 2, which was first seen in the UK at TCT Show 2014, is now one of the industry's most popular machines. If 3D Hubs latest trend report is anything to go by it is Europe and Asia's most active 3D printer.
The final machine in the range is the Ultimaker 2 Extended, as you can probably guessed it is the biggest of the family and priced as such (£1919 exc. VAT). Ultimaker say the machine is aimed at those thinking of big prototyping projects in which 3D printing can really speed up the process. Aiming high the promo showcases how the machine could be used in both medical and aerospace applications.
Ultimaker 2 Extended
Ultimaker will bringing the entire family and more to this year's TCT Show + Personalize at the NEC Birmingham, Sep 30th - Oct 1st. REGISTER FOR FREE HERE.