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Ultimaker 2 - better by release date?


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Posted · Ultimaker 2 - better by release date?

Hello,

Thanks for the reply.

Can i get these updates remotely myself?

My situation is that i have the opportunity to purchase a used Ultimaker 2. I was just wondering if the later models get updated with newer parts, stronger materials, etc...

Is there anything i have to look out for when obtaining a used printer?

 

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    Posted · Ultimaker 2 - better by release date?

    In terms of hardware, I don't know of any 'updates' since release.

    There are a number of upgrades that you can print and install on your machine though. Most notably Robert's extruder.

    https://www.youmagine.com/designs/alternative-um2-feeder-version-two

    You can upgrade this yourself, and update cura & firmware yourself. Rarely would you need to send the machine in unless it has some unfixable flaw somewhere. The support and people here will try and get you up and running by you if possible.

    They might come out with new upgrades later like dual extrusion, in which you might have to order from them directly if and when it comes out if that interests you. Just be aware, shipping to Toronto is kinda expensive + duties.

    If buying used, if you have an opportunity, test print something and evaluate the print. It's hard to tell if it's in full working order just by looking at it.

     

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    Posted · Ultimaker 2 - better by release date?

    thank you Markus!

    That is the information i was looking for.

    So it is not a big risk to buy an older UM2? A used one is still quite expensive and I dont want to buy something that will break easily.

    Lester

     

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