Ultimaker, a leading 3D printer manufacturer, launches two new 3D printers at CES Las Vegas 2016. Ultimaker will reveal the new Ultimaker 2+ and Ultimaker 2 Extended+ based on the popular Ultimaker 2 family of 3D printers. Ultimaker will also share its vision and projection of the 3D printing market in 2016.
“We are excited to release two new 3D printers at CES this year,” says Jos Burger, CEO of Ultimaker. “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.”
Introduction of the New Ultimaker 2+ Machines
As a part of the Ultimaker vision and its modular machine strategy, Ultimaker announces two new 3D printers, the Ultimaker 2+ and Ultimaker 2 Extended+. Both machines are the successors of the current Ultimaker 2 and Ultimaker 2 Extended and are available for purchase immediately. Due to Ultimakers open source strategy, they collaborated with the community for the following upgraded features on both machines:
- Interchangeable Nozzles: Freedom to change nozzles in a matter of seconds makes working with different materials easier, eases maintenance and gives the possibility to choose between highly detailed prints or high speed prints.
- Optimized Print Results: With the inclusion of a more powerful geared feeder, printing materials are less likely to skip.
- Enhanced Surface Quality: Improved surface quality with astonishing results due to improved cooling.
Ultimaker’s mission is to provide the ultimate tools to empower professionals, educators and makers to discover, learn and create more efficiently by offering and supporting a full infrastructure of 3D printers, software and materials strengthened by integration with key industry partners such as Solidworks, Spark, the 3MF Consortium and leading global manufacturers of materials. As part of this infrastructure, Ultimaker introduces its newest 3D Printers. More innovations will be released in 2016.
Ultimaker’s annual revenue doubled in 2015 which is a result of professional users and an increase in the education sector. 35% of Ultimaker’s sales now come from clients in North America/The United States. During 2015, Ultimaker printers have been adopted by several leading North American Universities. In addition, we are working with the Illinois Makerlab at the University of Illinois to develop a new massive open online course (MOOC) on 3D Printing that is scheduled for release via Coursera in 2016. Ultimaker’s goals and vision position it to be the top Desktop 3D printing company in North America in 2016.
“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,” says Jos Burger, CEO of Ultimaker. “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.”