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Review Ultimaker 2+; the best Ultimaker so far!

By - - Price update: 17 April 2024 -

With the Ultimaker 2+, ideas, prototypes and functional prototypes will become a reality in just a few hours of work. The printer is not a completely new successor to the Ultimaker 2, but does have a couple of good innovations that make this Dutch product just a little bit better. The four exchangeable nozzles make up the biggest difference between the 2+ and its predecessor, and they make it possible to more easily switch between high quality and fast prints. And thanks to the leading, free Cura printing software you can not only quickly and easily work with the 3D printer as a veteran professional, but also as a beginner.

The Ultimaker 2+ has multiple nozzles available, which allow you to print quicker or more accurately. With the Ultimaker 2+ with a faster supply and efficient cooling, impressive overhangs and accurate overpasses can be printed that are finished perfectly smooth. The extensive Ultimaker app helps you in learning everything about 3D printing and in setting up your printer.

The Ultimaker 2+ is ready-to-use and can thus be immediately be used. Import the to be printed model and the user-friendly software will show you how much time and material the print will cost. The Ultimaker 2+ can print layer thicknesses of 20 to 600 micron.

Ultimaker also has a very large and tight online community, where they help each other out in case of problems.

What is the expert's opinion?

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3D Printing Geeks:
Review Ultimaker 2+
Ultimaker 2+ is the robust 3D printing solution you've been looking for all your life. It works as an amazing first 3D printer that produces some top-quality 3D prints very quickly! It is a very versatile machine that adapts to any print job you may have. Choose between fast 3D prints, or masterpieces that have some very fine details on them. What else can we say?
Score: 7.4
Review Ultimaker 2+
The Ultimaker 2+ is a high-end 3D printer that?s a great match for anyone looking for reliability and print quality. The Ultimaker 2+ is an evolution ? but not a revolution ? of an important brand in the fused deposition modeling (FDM) printer space. Blink and you?ll miss them, but a series of small but critical refinements have made the machine more of a pleasure to use than ever before.
Score: 8.0
Review Ultimaker 2+
Ultimaker's reputation for superior quality 3D prints is well deserved. The 2+ shows that the company is willing to look at their problem areas and listen to customer feedback to make their machines even better. The really exciting changes are found on the back of the machine. The new feeder improves grip and provides more torque to push the filament through the Bowden tube. ”
Score: 6.8
PC Magazine:
Review Ultimaker 2+
The Ultimaker 2+ 3D printer is easy to set up and use, and has good overall print quality, but it can't unseat our top pick. The Ultimaker 2+ offers some improvements over previous-gen Ultimaker 3D printers, thanks to a more dependable filament-feed system and the switchable filament nozzles. Overall print quality is strong, although the printer had its share of misprints in our testing.
Score: 7.0


The Ultimaker 2+ is an outstanding 3D printer if you are looking for reliability and quality; the device is easy to set up and to use and produces significantly less noise than its predecessor.

The Ultimaker 2+ has, in comparison to the normal '2', multiple improvements in the material feeder and extruder coolers. The print quality of 20 micron is extremely good. Unfortunately the Ultimaker 2+ does not feature a double printhead.

  • User friendly • Detailed printing • Minimum layer thickness 20 microns • Heated printbed • ABS printing • Printing without PC • Silent
  • No Dual Extruder • No wireless printing • High price
  • Specifications

    Print specifications

    Printing technology Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
    Layer Resolution (micron / mm)20-600 / 0,02-0,6


    Filament systeem (Open/closed)Open
    Print speed (mm3/s)8 - 24

    Physical characteristics printer

    Number of extruders 1 (Single Extruder)

    Software/System Requirements

    Software included Cura - supplier (freeware)
    Ultimaker 2+

    icon: Ultimaker 2+

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