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Netherlands-based 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker has launched its third-generation Ultimaker 3.  The new 3D printer startted shipping in November. It is priced at £2,795.
The machine is Ultimaker’s first release since the Ultimaker 2 was launched in 2013 and is its first to have dual extrusion capabilities.
The Ultimaker can print a wide range of materials, including nylon, PVA and PVC. A further Ultimaker Plus range of materials is due to be brought out in the next six to 12 months.
It prints at a maximum size of 215x215x300mm with single extrusion and 197x215x300mm with dual extrusion.
The machine has integrated WiFi capabilities and USB and Ethernet connections. It also has a built-in camera, which is connected to Ultimaker’s open source Cura 3D print-slicing software.
Ultimaker calls itself the “leading open source 3D printer manufacturer”.
Founded in 2011 in Utrecht, Ultimaker employs more than 250 staff.
Elsewhere, in July, Polaroid launched a new 3D printer, the ModelSmart 250S, targeting consumers, designers and schools.