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    2 Questions. .. it was mentioned flexible materials work on the 2+... what specific materials?

    Also when will the 2+ be in stock at resellers? I'm looking at ordering, and I'm seeing "shipment at the end of jan" at one reseller.

    I don't need it tomorrow, but also don't want to wait for 3 weeks if I don't have to.

     

    I am getting mine today from Dynamism in USA. They have them in stock.

     

    Yeah they have the 2+ in stock, but no one is getting the 2+ extended till the 26th


  2. I'll be doing "art" statue prints of my 3d sculpting, but we will also be doing 3d printing of costume parts like body armor and helmets, so the extra size makes more sense, and it's not like you can really expand the print size unless you resell and buy the bigger version.

    I ran into something similar last year looking at the printrbot, and we ended up not buying by the time they finally got them back in stock, so it feels a lot like deja vu...lol!


  3. It looks like adafruit still has only the 2 in stock and doesn't carry the 2+ or 2+ extended yet.

    :(

    Annnnd dynamism doesn't expect them till the end of Jan.

    Makershed only lists the 2, and 3d universe doesn't expect shipments to resume until 1/26.

    So I guess no one has the new models at all yet. :(

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  4. Hi Gareee,

    First thing to know is where you are located!

    Ultimaker resellers are selected carefully so you can assume that you'll get the best service possible anywhere.

    For what to add to your cart, blue tape is not needed, for materials you can order Ultimaker PLA it's good for beginning, ABS is more for advanced users

    For tips you can have a look at 3dverksanten's guides

     

    Thanks for the reply. I'm in the eastern US, and I'll follow That link to see what new information I can dig up.


  5. Thanks, and yes I just replied to that other question. A freind got his ultimaker for christmas, and is looking into how to address the new update today. (He was unaware of the new announcement.)

    I actually have the 2+ extended in the cart at two separate resellers, but am waiting to hear which one (s) has them now, and who is recommended by the community. Once I do, I'll order at one of them.

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  6. Hi @Gareee,

    In this story you'll see Faraday motion who had great success printing flexible materials. The set up remains the same, so flexible materials remain to be a challenge but it is possible. If you have no experience with 3D printing or Ultimaker yet I would recommend to start with PLA and once you are more familiar with the Ultimaker and the concept of 3D Printing move towards flexible materials.

    Ninja flex or our own PLA flex is possible on an Ultimaker, but is not as straight forward as regular PLA.

    The Ultimaker 2+ is already available right now, you may want to check with a few resellers to see who has it on stock.  Where are you based?

     

    Thanks for the advise. I'm in no rush to print a flexible item, but wanted to make sure the possibility was there.

    I'm in the US. My birthday is the 23rd, and my wife wanted to get this for my birthday.

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  7. I'm looking at ordering.... is one reseller considered better than another as far as service, and shipment timeframe?

    In a perfect world, all would be equal, but we don't live in a perfect world...lol!

    Also what should I add to the cart for the 2+? Abs and pla? Blue tape?

    Is there a cheaper/better source for spools than the reseller list?

    Is there a beginner tips post to avoid the mistakes all beginners make?

    Looking foreward to the adventure!


  8. Aa a potential new ultimaker customer, I'm watching this situation closely.

    I've several concerns...

    First, you can no longer buy direct, so new customers are stuck buying from a reseller, adding another iteration to the equation if there is an issue like this.

    Second, typically companies will work with customers in the past 30 days on upgrade issues like these... it's very unsettling to see "talk to your reseller" coming from company reps.

    Instead, I'd MUCH rather see, "Don't worry about this, we will upgrade customers who have purchased in the past xxxx timeframe. Contact your reseller so we can get you on the upgrade list."

    It looks right now like you are leaving customers who just purchased not inexpensive machines out in the cold, even though everyone knew updated versions were right around the corner.

    IMHO, showing good customer support for these guys is a wise investment, and important pr for new potential customers like ne, considering a purchase after reading the ces announcement.


  9. 2 Questions. .. it was mentioned flexible materials work on the 2+... what specific materials?

    Also when will the 2+ be in stock at resellers? I'm looking at ordering, and I'm seeing "shipment at the end of jan" at one reseller.

    I don't need it tomorrow, but also don't want to wait for 3 weeks if I don't have to.

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