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The Ultimaker 2+ and Ultimaker 2 Extended+ are the brand best selling 3D printers on steroids


Ultimaker is a 3D printer manufacturer form Geldermalsen, Netherlands.

Ultimaker is well known for their line of 3D printers capable of producing high quality 3D prints from 3 mm filament. Their first product, called Ultimaker Original, made of wood, has been praised for its affordability, customization options, speed and precision. The Ultimaker Original (Kit) is still available on the manufacturer website. An optimised version of this machine is also commercialized, called Ultimaker Original + (Kit).

The Ultimaker 2 line are the successors of the Ultimaker Original and was released in September 2013. The Ultimaker 2 was selected by MAKE magazine and 3D Hubs 2015 report as one of the best desktop 3D printer.

Ultimaker 2+

At the CES 2016 Ultimaker introduced the Plus version of its biggest machines. They offer 3 major improvements: An optimized feeder system, a dual fan system for cooling off the extruder and the ability to switch easily between 4 different size of nozzles (o.25, 0.4, 0.6 and 0.8 mm).

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Pierre-Antoine Arrighi

Pierre-Antoine Arrighi is Aniwaa’s Technical Advisor and co-founder. Based in Paris, France, he is involved with the most important decisions in regards to the company’s overall strategy. He is also the team’s technical expert for all things related to 3D printing and scanning, as well as for virtual and augmented reality. He is also a Senior Consultant for French consulting firm kxiop.