I’m floored that this isn’t getting more press. Really.
Looks like things are coming together for Erik and company – they’re now taking pre-orders for their Ultimaker 3D printer!!
I got to meet Erik and see this printer at Botacon, back in December, and was really quite impressed. It looks very clean. It moves at speeds that border on psychotic. It’s got more than twice as much room on X/Y/Z than my trusty old Cupcake does (aka: +8x build volume) but the machine itself is only a little bit bigger.
I’m a little nervous about the lack of a heated platform. I’m not too, too worried, though – I expect that either the Ultimaker people will have one before too much longer or that something like the one that MakerGear has on their Prusa will work on it.
Also nervous that the Ultimaker is fed by a Bowden cable.. It’ll be interesting to see how well that deals with ooze.
Even with those (potential) issues, this thing still seems like it’s going to be a monster. I’m excited.. 🙂