Sacred Heart RC Primary School, Bolton
“In a word… awesome! Since we took ownership of or Ultimaker 2 (3 years ago), the 3D printer at Sacred Heart has grabbed the interest of lots of students, we display it in a central part of school and we regularly have a group of students huddled around it discussing what it may be printing next or handling previous prints – amazed at the intricacy of the designs and what they could design when they next have the chance to use it. Our Ultimaker 2, 3D printer has made its mark mainly in design technology lessons, but has been integrated into computing, English and even RE!
We chose the Ultimaker brand of 3D printers, as they stood out as the most user-friendly and reliable brands available, having tested others previously. The software that comes bundled with the printer – Cura – is easy to use and once downloaded to the computer you can be only a few clicks away from printing your design. 3D print designing is also easy, using free to download Tinkercad software, which our Year 6 pupils mastered in a couple of sessions, again not forgetting the Cura software which allows you to create 3D printable files from black and white images – we even want to get Reception involved in printing their own designs using this.”
Ben Tipton Teacher
Features & Benefits
Geared Feeder, Increased Reliability
The innovative feeder allows you to easily swap filament and choose the correct pressure for your filament.
Swappable Nozzle, Greater Control
Easily switch between 0.25, 0.4, 0.6 and 0.8 mm nozzles for greater detail or faster print speed.
Optimised Airflow, Smoother Prints
The new fan caps ensure the airflow is aimed perfectly below the nozzle and equally from both sides.
Cura Software and Ultimaker
Cura has been engineered to make the very most of the Ultimaker 3D printer. And vice versa. Born from open source collaboration, together they create a stable, reliable and seamless 3D printing experience. This free innovative software makes 3D printing so easy. For newbies, it’ll do everything for you, and for experts, there’s a world of advanced settings to tinker with. As it’s open source, developers work with the community to enrich it even more. Download it for free!
Industry Leading 12 Month Warranty and Lifetime Support
All the parts, except the hot end, come with a 1-year warranty. Ultimaker also offers lifetime support through email and phone. There’s also an awesome community with plenty of knowledge to help you out when you’re in need.
The Ultimaker Community Has Over 10,00 3D Printing Experts
It’s an active community of experts who are full of useful tips and tricks, are always on hand for troubleshooting and collectively create a great networking platform. In fact, some of our key product upgrades and ideas were conceived in this very community. So when you add it all up, it’s an open source experience you need to be a part of and don’t want to miss out on!
Ultimaker 2+ Manual
The Ultimaker 2+ support pages show you how easy it is to produce great quality prints as soon as you get started.