Ultimaker 2

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Owner/Loaner: Hive13
Hive13 Asset Tag: None
Make/Model: Ultimaker 2+ (Modified) (google)
Arrival Date: 11/21/2015
Does it work?: Yes
Certification Needed?: Yes
Contact: Lorin Parker
Floorplan: 1A


Ultimaker 2+ 3D Printer. Purchased with Shroff foundation grant to be joint UC, Community education, Hive13 ownership. Heavily Modified by Lorin Parker.


  • Lorin, Ryan, Kevin S, and Mike H are able to instruct on this machine. Probably others. Ask on the list.
    • The ultimaker is sort of like the sport-car of 3D printers. Sport cars are awesome and super useful, but require a little more fine tuning to maintain performance. The problems you may encounter with ultimaker are usually not big issues, but smaller things that have come out of alignment. If in doubt, follow the anatomy guide linked below, and check out the maintenance section as well.
  • See ultimaker's excellent instructions here:


  • "Heater error", clogs, bowden snags, etc can be solved with info in the section on maintenance.
  • The feeder gear box is based upon this design:


  • The quick change feeder is based on robert's feeder:



To be added.