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Posted · Ultimaker 2 vs newer ender Printer

Hi there

I have a 8+ year old ultimaker 2.

Im wondering how much better print quality (if at all) newer printers like Ender and Prusa are?

 

Does anyone have first hand experience?

Im looking for printing flex PLA (which mu ultimaker isnt great at)

and generic prototyping prints.

Is there a real leap in quality these days? or is it all much the same once you put on a 0.2mm print nozzle and print fine?

 

thanks

 

 

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    Posted · Ultimaker 2 vs newer ender Printer

    To print flexible filament you need a direct drive extruder, with a Bowden it is hard to print.

     

    I don't know an Ender printer, but I know the Prusa. The Prusa has a nice print quality, but not better than an UM2. On the other hand, when you compare the handling, the look and feel of the printer itself, there is a big difference. The Prusa is completely open, no enclosure and has the feeling of a prototype. Again it prints nicely but I would say it is a step back. 

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