In January 2016, our friends at CES announced the launch of the Ultimaker 2+, one of their most advanced 3D Printers to date and a testament to the community-driven energy that went into designing it.
We have performed extensive research over the past years on 3D printers, and this could be the one.With its interchangeable nozzles, updated filament feeder and optimized cooling, it feels like the best fit for our office. We also love the amazing Ultimaker community, a world-wide user group that is extremely generous with its own experiences and quick solutions to questions of all shapes and sizes.
As an office, we have discovered that 3D printing is not just about the final object it produces. Instead, it is the abundance of ideas that it fosters and generates in between. We recently heard from a group of middle school students who had enrolled in a local workshop for 3D printing at their local library. Upon further investigation, we learned that the program was set-up to promote 3D modeling, and the printers just a lure to allow designers to test their ideas and develop the necessary skills to communicate design ideas. The same principals we push everyday in our office – “looks great, now build it.”