Everyone is talking 3D. Now, 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker, www.ultimaker.com, has unveiled the Ultimaker² Go and Ultimaker² Extended desktop 3D printers featuring high-definition printing technology bringing out the designer in all of us. These new offerings follow the company’s well-regarded Ultimaker² product.

The launch of these two new printers is accompanied by an addition to the Ultimaker Website that provides a “stage” for community members to share their projects and get inspiration from others. This addition, exclaims the company, gives 3D printing “enthusiasts” the unique opportunity to get insight on upcoming Ultimaker projects, interact with Ultimaker experts and influence decisions on new experimental products, contributing to the whole Ultimaker 3D printing experience.

“After receiving recognition and awards from the leaders in the industry, we were inspired to make these new versions of the groundbreaking Ultimaker², supporting our vision to aim for the ultimate 3D printing experience,” says Siert Wijnia, CEO, Ultimaker.

“The Ultimaker² Go is a compact printer that is easy to use as a starting printer,” continues Wijnia, “while the Ultimaker² Extended has added a 10-centimeter larger build volume for users who want to create larger and more complex projects.”

The Ultimaker² Go is a compact 3D printer geared for “makers” and designers who want to start with 3D printing on a premium level. The printer is described as a high-quality product with a friendly interface that makes it an ideal starter machine for new users. With a slimmed design, and dedicated portable packaging, it is believed to be the perfect 3D printer for the “maker on-the-go,” and allows people to use it easily in different contexts.

For those who just want a higher level of capability, the Ultimaker² Extended boasts high speed and accuracy in desktop 3D printing. This larger desktop printer offers speeds of up to 300mm/s, 0.02mm layer resolution and a 10 cm (4-in.) larger build volume.

The 3D printer manufacturer was founded in 2011 by three Dutch makers who invented the original Ultimaker, which is designed to print larger objects while the 3D printer itself occupies only a small space on a desktop.

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