Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts
KNO56

Original with extrusion upgrade kit or Original+?

Recommended Posts

UMO+

Mainly because it uses the um2 board and you could upgrade it to um2+ hotend in the future to get a bit more quality.

Umo 1.5.7 board has 1 advantage and it's that with some soldering skills you could install silentstep motor chips.

Also umo it's discontinued so you might get a good deal from a reseller that wants to clean stock. But check the numbers $$$.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

UMO+ was around 995 when I purchased it. The upgrade extrusion parts will run you 400. Seems like your saving some cash. If you love tinkering, adjusting then go after the UM0+, if not go with UM2.  When I first purchased the UMO+ there were times when I asked myself "why didn't you just get the UM2 you cheapa***!" LOL

 

I ask myself the same question... I have been tempted to make my printer kindling more then once :p

However the forum community here has been incredibly helpful answering questions. Plus, I have learned A LOT about my printer in the process.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I went with the UMO+. It will take you a couple of days to build it, but after that you won't be afraid to take it apart to fix anything that might go wrong.

Compared to the UM2/UM2+, just think how much filament you can afford with the money you save. Or, you could even buy a second UMO+. :)

BTW the extra cost for a UMO+ vs. UMO is well worth it. The heated bed is a really nice feature.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Announcements

  • Our picks

    • Architect Design Contest | Vehicles.
      We're open for entries! - Design and submit your 3D designs of architectural entourage - vehicles - for a chance to win a large filament pack. Presenting an idea, an architectural design or something as big as an urban project isn't easy. A scaled model can really help to get your idea across.
        • Like
      • 12 replies
    • What The DfAM?
      I'm Steve Cox, an experienced engineer familiar with 3D printing. I wanted to share some DfAM guidelines with this community to help and make stronger parts.
      I'm also an Autodesk Certified Instructor for Fusion 360, so many of the images in ...
        • Thanks
        • Like
      • 17 replies
×

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!