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this is according to a website called 3D hubs. i believe a leaflet for it came with my ultimaker, so could explain why so many people with UM's have registered on that website, so that's just the stats for that website, however, it shows buyers are going fo the right choice :)


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The article linked to doesn't say there are 2500 Ultimakers - it says that there are 2500 worldwide of any sort registered with 3D hubs. The article is also completely wrong in how it presents the results of the survey - it's not that 'Ultimaker 2 [is] once again taking the top spot among the most popular 3D printers' - far from it. It's that the growth rate of UM2 is the highest among registrations on 3D hubs; which isn't surprising since it's starting from virtually nothing, having only recently been released.

If you dig into the actual details of the release (http://www.3dhubs.com/trends) It shows that UM1 is the single most popular model registered with 3D hubs (with 304 printers registered), while the UM2 has just 53 registered with 3DHubs. Collectively, Ultimaker models are the 3rd most popular brand (with 15% of the total), behind a collected assortment of repraps, and Stratasys (thanks primarily to their ownership of Makerbot).

From my perspective, in the USA, it's interesting that there are far more printers registered in Europe than in the US, and that the disparity is especially acute for Ultimakers. In almost all cases there are fewer printers of any given type in the US than in Europe - but for the Replicator 2, for instance, the US is at almost 70% of the Europe level, whereas for UM, the US numbers are only 10% of counts in Europe. I guess this perhaps highlights the huge opportunity that UM has to focus on the US market in future.

And of course, when all is said and done, these numbers are only representative of the 2500 printers (of any type, worldwide, registered with 3D Hubs. So it really tells us very little about the overall distribution or number of printers.


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