If you find the Ultimaker 2 3D printer either too big or two small, Ultimaker has other options for you.
The 3D vendor officially announced today the Ultimaker 2 Go and Ultimaker 2 Extended, which are the compact and enlarged versions of the Ultimaker 2, respectively. Prior to this, both printers were showcased at CES 2015.
The Ultimaker 2 Go is tiny and offers a relatively small build volume of 4.7 x 4.7 x 4.5 inches (12 x 12 x 11.5 cm). On top of that, it doesn't support a heated build plate. It costs $1,450 (roughly £960, AU$1,800 as a direct conversion).
The Ultimaker 2 Extended, on the other hand, is much larger with a very large max build volume of 9.1 x 8.9 x 12 inches (230 x 225 x 305 mm). Ultimaker says the Extended also boasts some of its highest speed and accuracy, printing at up to 300mm/s, and at 0.02mm layer resolution. It's going to cost $3,000 (which converts to around £1,985, AU$3,710).
Beyond those things, both new printers are very similar to the Ultimaker 2 in terms of design and functionality. This means they are both great-looking and well-built but at the same time will require manual calibration. Most importantly, they are among the most expensive consumer-grade 3D printers on the market.
Both printers will be available for purchase in April 2015.