In the beginning of 2016 Ultimaker released the Ultimaker 2+ and the Ultimaker 2 Extended+. These updated models had some novelties. Now Ultimaker has launched an Extrusion Upgrade kit for the older models to be updated, which allows you to turn your Ultimaker 2 or Ultimaker 2 Extended into an Ultimaker 2+ or 2 Extended+.
Some of these updates where a renewed feeder motor, standard replaceable nozzles in different diameters and a new, improved fan. These items, and so much more, are included in the Extrusion upgrade kit. The Extrusion Upgrade Kit will make sure your old models are up to date!
Included in the box are the following items (see photo):
1. Fully assembled print head
The print head comes fully assembled with all parts and wires in place. The new fancaps ensure the airflow is aimed perfectly below the nozzle and equally from both sides and the new Sunon fans are more silent than ever. The heater cartridge is now 35W which improves heat up times and print speeds. The PTFE isolator is made from TFM, which has a longer life span. We've removed the spring and implemented a spacer, this puts less pressure on the PTFE isolator which also expands its life span. We're using a new sensitive PT-100 temperature sensor, it provides accurate readings so you can tweak the settings with precision.
2. Swappable nozzles
Thanks to the swappable nozzle, you can quickly switch between different nozzles. The standard nozzle size is 0.4 mm, but you also have the option to use a 0.25 mm nozzle for detailed prints or a 0.6 mm/0.8 mm for faster prints.
3. Geared feeder motor
A new geared feeder motor is included that connects to the geared feeder.
4. Geared feeder
The innovative feeder allows you to easily swap filament and choose the correct pressure for your filament. For example with a softer filament you’ll need to choose a lower pressure. Such control increases the success rate of your prints. It also features a lever which, when raised, lets you manually insert or remove filament.
5. Print head shafts
New print head shafts are included, just in case you’ll bend your current print head shafts while removing the print head.
6. Ultimaker calibration card
A calibration card is included to level the build plate to the correct height.
7. Filament reel holder
To save desktop space, a shorter filament reel holder is included.
8. Axis tools
The axis tools are included to correctly remove and insert the print head shafts. The axis alignment tools are included to properly align the print head shafts for as little friction as possible.
9. Build plate clamps
New build plate clamps are included that are much easier to open and close by hand. This allows you to easily remove the glass plate for cleaning or access to a print.
10. ‘+’ stickers
The final touch in transforming your Ultimaker 2 to an Ultimaker 2+.
Do you want to know how easy it is to assemble your Extrusion Upgrade Kit? Download the manual here!