Ultimaker has announced the launch of two new 3D printers for CES 2016 in Las Vegas this week. Las Vegas 2016. Ultimaker will reveal the new Ultimaker 2+ and Ultimaker 2 Extended+ based on the popular Ultimaker 2 family of 3D printers featuring enhancements driven by its user community.
The new machines feature interchangeable nozzles to allow users to work with different materials easier and choose between highly detailed prints or high-speed prints. With the inclusion of a more powerful geared feeder and improved cooling, Ultimaker also claims the machines deliver optimised print results as printing materials are less likely to skip and improved surface quality.
"We are excited to release two new 3D printers at CES this year," Jos Burger, CEO of Ultimaker, commented. "The Ultimaker 2+ and Ultimaker 2 Extended+ are results of countless collaborations and insightful feedback we have received from the Ultimaker community. Both printers feature crucial upgrades based on what our customers are looking for in a 3D printer."
At last year’s CES, the Dutch 3D printing company also introduced two machines, the Ultimaker 2 Go and Ultimaker 2 Extended and throughout 2015, the company’s annual revenue doubled as a result of professional users and an increase in the education sector. Ultimaker plans to keep the momentum going in 2016 with further innovations to come this year.
Burger, added: "We have seen great success this year with professionals and educators who can optimize the modular components of our infrastructure for their own specific needs. Ultimaker has seen an expansion of sales within industries such as Aerospace, Automotive, Healthcare, Energy and Education especially within engineering, design and manufacturing in the past year. We look forward to see how Ultimaker's global community will continue to grow and help it create the products of the future."
CES 2016 takes place on 6-9th in Las Vegas and visitors can find the 3D Printing Marketplace in the Sands Expo, Halls A-C. There’s also still time to register for the CES 2016 3D Printing Conference, organised by TCT + Personalize and featuring speakers from Voxel8, Carbon3D and Made in Space.