CES 2016: 3D Printing is possibly the most exciting technological development in recent years and has the potential to change the world. This is a bold statement, but the option to scan any custom design and create a working 3D model is astonishing. Since 2013, Ultimaker have been a popular choice in the medical profession and small production lines due to the precision and reliability of their 3D printing hardware. Furthermore, the company has priced their 3D printers quite competitively which makes them a great value proposition. During CES 2016, the company showcased two new products; the Ultimaker2+ and the Ultimaker2 Extended+.
As the name suggests, the Extended+ is designed to print off larger items. Both units now feature interchangeable nozzles which can be easily changed in seconds. This makes maintenance extremely easy. Additionally, the products now have a more powerful gear feeder and enhanced print head cooling. In terms of pricing, the Ultimaker2+ retails for $2,499 while the Ultimaker2 Extended+ costs $3,030.