Ultimaker 2

95% Recommended


The Ultimaker 2 is a high end FDM machine capable of producing great prints with minimal fuss. It was designed as part of the Open Source movement and comes with its own print software called Cura. It can print with a variety of different materials including PLA, ABS, and flexible TPU.

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Improve Printer Specifications
Printer Type
Print Bed Size (mm)
230 x 220 x 200
Layer Resolution
20-300 microns
Material Types
Maximum Temperature
260° C
Open Source

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Small finalist By Mark Simmons on Oct 20 2016
Ultimaker 2 Extended+

I purchased the Ultimaker to allow for better resolution and control of print settings and filament options. The print quality is incredible for it's class of FDM. My success rate in print is overwhelmingly high compared to other printers we own. However, the bed leveling is more unforgiving. The precision of the leveling is much tighter and dependent on print success. But after several prints you soon get the feel of the printer and leveling does become easier. The ability to use a multitude of various filaments as well as 1.75mm or 3.00mm is incredibly useful. The Cura software is a perfect blend of beginner and intermediate users. However, I prefer using Simplify3D for greater control of settings. Overall, the printer is a great choice for the serious hobbyist as well as the professional.

Small 11107166 799253393498343 216389272024612938 n By noud_ponjee on Oct 20 2016
Nice, good machine

Good choice for FDM printer, maybe the best for this time. Quality and succes rate is very satisfying.

Small 12219619 111709659194591 1782875629772217929 n By alfred_tuellmann on Oct 26 2016
Very god machine!

one of the best FDM-printers for the money. Nearly all prints are good. only a few misprints (mostly my own fault)

Small amid 03 noborder 01 By 3D Print Tech Design on Oct 27 2016
Good and open-source. Can (if you put time to it) deliver amazing results

The Ultimaker 2 is for me a very good and solid machine that works well for most cases. It does however need to be upgraded with a better drive system (either 2+ kit or Bondtech) and a new hotend (2+ kit or just Olsson block to get the best results.

Small thumbnail img 0217 1 By DeathMachine on Nov 04 2016
3 months on less happy with it now.

after you buy the machine you need to do a $400 upgrade , half of it you don't need.  after their promise of a dual color upgrade never panned out very unhappy with them.  if you are only do PLA  you could be happy with it.  Thinking of selling mine and going with A DIFFERENT MACHINE.  I wouldn't even bother with their UM3 untell it's been out for a 6 months min. I bet they will drop some other $500 upgrade on people. 

Small profile By jakejake on Jun 25 2017
I would only recommend if you can 3d model and know you will get a lot of use out of it, lots of $$$

I wrote in depth about my experience with the 3D printer here:


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Avatar small By Angus McIntosh on May 12 2018
Awesome printer for a school

The one I have been using with students  has approximately 300 hours or so of print time on it this year, and it just keeps on going without problems. Awesome unit!

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