Ultimaker gives away community invention with 3D printer purchases

New Olsson Heater Block Included with Every Ultimaker 2 and Ultimaker 2 Extended Purchase for Free

Ultimaker, a leading open source 3D printing manufacturer, will include community invention, the Olsson Block, a new heating block created for Ultimaker 3D printers, with every Ultimaker 2 and Ultimaker 2 Extended purchase during the month of November. As opposed to the original solid heater block, the Olsson Block features removable and interchangeable hot-end nozzles allowing for users to quickly switch nozzles between prints. Produced by community member Anders Olsson, the new heater block offers Ultimaker customers an elevated and more efficient printing process.

We work closely together with our community to innovate our products. As an open spource company, many innovations at Ultimaker are community-powered, ensuring it’s not just about what we believe is important, but also what our users want to see and use.
Siert Wijnia, Founder and CTO at Ultimaker

The Olsson Block simplifies the process of switching nozzles, simply screw in the new nozzle and in a matter of seconds it is ready to print. For a smaller, smoother highly detailed print, use the 0.25mm nozzle. For a faster print screw in a 0.80mm nozzle. Not only do projects greatly benefit from The Olsson Block, but users who change materials regularly are now able to easily switch nozzles.

Included with the purchase of the award-winning machines Ultimaker 2 and the Ultimaker 2 Extended will be The Olsson Block, a socket, a screwdriver and four nozzles in the following sizes: 0.25, 0.4, 0.6 and 0.8mm.

The Ultimaker 2 and Ultimaker 2 Extended can be purchased here.

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About Ultimaker

Since 2011, Ultimaker has built an open and easy-to-use solution of 3D printers, software and materials that enable professional designers and engineers to innovate every day. Today, Ultimaker is the market leader in desktop 3D printing. From offices in the Netherlands, New York, Boston, and Singapore – plus production facilities in Europa and the US – its global team of over 400 employees work together to accelerate the world’s transition to digital distribution and local manufacturing.