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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!

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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

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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.

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I think you would find good service with Adafruit or Dynamism.

Actually all of our resellers in the USA offer a high level of service!

For your information, here is a list of our resellers in the USA.

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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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Everyplace I looked showed out on the Extended....with them expecting to ship at the end of the month

My bad....it looks like a slight wait for an Extended. The U2+ is available tho.

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That is also the information I received.

The Ultimaker 2+ is available, but the Ultimaker 2 Extended+ requires a little bit more patience. This community is a great place to hang out until it is back in stock :)

What will you be using the Ultimaker 2 Extended+ for?

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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!

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After a very satisfying discussion on the phone, I ordered the 2+ extended from 3d universe, even though they won't have them to ship till the 26th.

Hopefully they won't take the payment till they have them in hand, which will extend my 6 Mos interest free financing.

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Great! They are great folks at 3D Universe.

What kind of sculptures are you making?

I know Barnacules has experience in making helmets with his Ultimaker.

He made a full size Halo Master chief helmet and a storm trooper helmet (even an entire suit).

Will you be making props too?

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Yep, I'll be making costume props, parts for them (detail things like skull detail for our Orcs) and might even try doing a orc lower tusk dental prosthetic.

I've got products at daz3d.com, and it would be nice to do some prints of those.

I just saw a sweet model of the Fallout 4 helmet, and since we are doing Atom Cats costumes this year, I think I need to print out that laser gun.

Since we have a few weeks before we get our printer, I can setup where we'll have it, download cura (and other recommended utilities) and see if I can set up some things for printing once it arrives.

I have lightwave 3d and zbrush as my main go to 3d applications now, and both output obj files (and zbrush even has a 3d printing plug in so I should be able to sculpt and output print ready items.

I do a lot of fantasy and sci fi type stuff, and we've been doing costuming a lot in the last few years for things like Dragoncon.

Here's one of my 3d critters...

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