Ultimaker launches Extrusion upgrade kit at SXSW Interactive 2016

Ultimaker, an open source 3D printer manufacturer, is launching a new Extrusion upgrade kit for their previous models Ultimaker 2 and Ultimaker 2 Extended 3D printers at 2016 South by Southwest Interactive. Immediately available for purchase, the kit, which was created with the help of Ultimaker’s community, will provide all of the upgraded features found in Ultimaker’s newest printer, the Ultimaker 2+. The Extrusion upgrade kit enables users to upgrade the previous model to the latest standard for improved print results.

The Extrusion upgrade includes:

  • Geared Feeder and Increased Reliability - The innovative feeder allows users to easily change filament and choose the correct filament pressure.
  • Swappable Nozzle for Greater Control - Easily switch between 0.25, 0.4, 0.6 and 0.8 mm nozzles for greater detail or faster print speed.
  • Optimized Airflow for Smoother Prints - The new fan caps ensure the airflow is aimed perfectly below the nozzle and equally from each side.
Not only do we introduce new features for our printers based on what we think is valuable, we listen to the needs and wishes of our users. By introducing the Extrusion upgrade kit we allow our users who already own an Ultimaker 2 to benefit from our latest technology.
Siert Wijnia, CTO and founder of Ultimaker

Backwards compatibility

Ultimaker listens carefully to their users and ensures that their products are adapted to users' needs. By working closely with their community they have succeeded in developing an upgrade kit which enables their users to stay up to date and adds to a more enjoyable printing experience.

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.