The Ultimaker 2 uses a remote mount head correct? If so then we have components to make ours the bowden style extruder.
We are able to keep a modular style setup that can be easily altered to allow for quick changes and revisions.
As far as weight goes, our components weigh around 165 grams, where a single extruder weight is 110 grams, the big savings is only one stepper over two stepper motors, which is the heaviest component by far. Our nema 17 weighs 389 grams, though we are testing smaller motors to find more savings.
How much does this head weigh? Currently the acceleration for X/Y axis is 5000mm/sec (in comparison I think the makerbot is more like 200mm/sec but I could be wrong). The main advantage of the UM over other printers is the light weight head.
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