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Posted · UP Printer vs Ultimaker

Anyone here have the UP Printer?

Apart from its "ready out of box" nature and less tweaking required, is there any other reason why an UP Printer would be better than an Ultimaker?

Thanks!

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Posted · UP Printer vs Ultimaker

To add, the reason why I am asking this is because I am thinking of getting the UP Printer while I wait for my Ultimaker to ship (just placed order).....

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Posted · UP Printer vs Ultimaker

More expensive doesn't always mean better. However, the UP! doesn't have a bowden tube, which makes it slower but less problematic with stringing. At 150x150 it's smaller then the ultimaker. And it seems to run on closed software. I like the open nature of the Ultimaker. You can tinker and hack with every single part.

I personally didn't think the Ultimaker required much tweaking at all. Once I found the only mechanical problem I had I was printing with ease. It does take 8 hours of assembly.

If I had a spare 2k laying around I wouldn't get a 2nd 3D printer, but a laser cutter.

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Posted · UP Printer vs Ultimaker

Hi daid, thanks for your suggestion.

Laser cutter does sound interesting. Which models might you be considering?

I was also thinking of a 3d scanner... Would really save time!!

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