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Posted · Hello from Cambridge, UK

Hi All,

I'm Danny from Cambridge in the UK. Just bought my first Ultimaker and have finally gotten it printing pretty well, after some help from the forums!

I bought my Ultimaker Classic/Original/1 like 2 weeks before Ultimaker 2 announcement but after reading all the information I still think I would go for the Ultimaker Original even now.

 

  1. It's cheaper, I know you get all the lovely case and fancy screen but honestly this doesn't matter to me as my printer will be in the garage.
  2. It's for tinkerers like me. After a couple of weeks 3d printing I have realised you need to get your hands dirty with this hobby and the original Ulitmaker is suited for that.
  3. Basic specifications are the same and the Ultiamker Original has been shown to print at obscene accuracy and quality!
  4. I don't think this kind of 3d printing will ever be completely consumer friendly, again this suits the Ultimaker Original.

To be honest I could easily see myself purchasing another Ultimaker in the future (1 printer is so not enough!) so who knows I might get an Ultimaker 2! :)

Another question I had was about Ultimaker meetups around the UK? Do you guys get involved in this kind of thing? I am a member of Cambridge http://makespace.org, Cambridge's only hackerspace/fablab which has bookable rooms for meetups if that would be useful. They don't have an Ultimaker (yet! :) ) but have a Replicator 2X and an UP! printer.

Finally I would like to say I am glad to have joined the community and look forward to lots of printing!

Danny

 

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    Posted · Hello from Cambridge, UK

    Hi Danny!

    Welcome to the forums, and the Ultimaker Community. The 2 is a really nice printer, and I've been seeing some great results from it this weekend at the Maker Faire in NY - but you're absolutely right that for many uses and users, there's nothing wrong at all with the original model - it's still a great printer.

    Don't hesitate to ask on here, if you have any questions - things will probably come up as you get more mileage on your printer :-)

    Cambridge is a pretty city: I lived there for a while, and still try to go back on the rare occasions I'm in the UK :-)

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    Posted · Hello from Cambridge, UK

    Hi Danny - considering you have had first hand experience with the Ultimaker and the Replicator, which would you suggest to a new user?? (honestly please! lol)

    Thank you.

     

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