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Looking for a premium 3D printer that is capable of dishing out detailed designs and objects? Ultimaker, an Amsterdam-based 3D printer manufacturer, just released two new additions to the Ultimaker2 family.

“We are very excited to share these two top-quality products with our customers,” says Siert Wijnia, CEO of Ultimaker. “At Ultimaker, we work every day to improve our printers with new technology and we feel that the Ultimaker² Go and Ultimaker² Extended are two great additions to our line of 3D printers.”

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Not sure which model is right for you? Check out our detailed guide below.

The Ultimaker2 Go

The Ultimaker2 Go is the perfect 3D printer for portable use. Designed for versatile printing, the unit fits nicely in a well-padded bag. With a build volume of 4.7 x 4.7 x 4.5 inches, users can work next to a computer and store the device easily when they’re done. It prints quietly too, operating at an impressive 49dBA- the same noise level as a soft whisper.

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Don’t let the small size fool you; this model can handle the same workload as a regular desktop printer. It’s designed to print efficiently at 300mm/s and 0.02mm layer resolution. Unfortunately, the mini FDM printer does not support a heated build plate, but that shouldn’t hold you back.

The Ultimaker2 Go comes with the standard Cura software. It is compatible with Windows XP, Mac OS X 10.6 and Linux Ubuntu 12.10. Designs can be loaded on the ABS and PLA single extruder printer using a stand-alone SD card. Supported file types include the following: STL, OBJ, DAE and AMF. A one-year manufacturer’s warranty comes with the product, as well as a handy travel case. 

The Ultimaker2 Extended 

For demanding 3D printing jobs, the Ultimaker2 Extended is the way to go. It’s the largest model in the Ultimaker2 series with a build volume of 9.1 x 8.9 x 12 inches. When it comes to speed, the unit prints at the same rate as the Ultimaker2 Go. It also uses similar ABS and PLA filaments.

The robust model is an ideal choice for businesses. Other 3D printers in its range sacrifice quality for size, but not this one. Users can print objects up to 10 inches tall with jaw-dropping accuracy of 20 microns. At the moment the unit is equipped with a single extruder. Users can expect a dual extruder upgrade soon.

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Heated bed support ensures high quality end products with minimal warping. “Overhangs and bridging are easily handled thanks to the dual fan print head and a radial scroll wheel offers even heat adjustments while printing,” as indicated in the press release.

The Cura Software Package is downloadable on the official website. After installing the necessary drivers, the software seamlessly connects with the printer. Open source features allow owners to gather valuable knowledge and information from the online community.

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Availability and Price

Pre-orders are currently ongoing for both Ultimaker2 models- availability started in April 2015. The Ultimaker2 Go is priced at $1450/€1195,- excl. VAT. While the Ultimaker2 Extended costs $3030/€2495,- excl. VAT. Printing materials, spare parts and accessories can be purchased directly from the Ultimaker website.

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