Using Custom Supports in Simplify3D

Simplify3D is a 3D printing software that allows you to customise and control the settings for your 3D prints to a professional level. One of the initially useful features is the ability to customise the support structure you use to reinforce the overhangs. Being able to do this allows you to experiment with different densities and position supporting material in problem areas to achieve optimal results on your prints.

Adding custom supports is very simple to do and can be edited and adjusted to achieve the best results, take a look at our video below for a more in depth explanation:

Bring your Ultimaker 2 up to Ultimaker 2+ Standard, with the Extrusion Upgrade Kit

When Ultimaker revealed that they were bringing out the new Ultimaker 2+ a few months ago now, I was pretty confident we would be seeing a kit of some description to upgrade the older machines. It just goes along with everything Ultimaker have always done. The Original is a prime example of Ultimaker offering upgrades for their older machines, which is a fantastic reassurance as a consumer.

The new kit enables you to turn your Ultimaker 2 into the exact same printer as a 2+. It includes a new geared feeder motor and cover, a complete replacement print head with an upgraded cooling system and heater. The print head also offers interchangeable nozzles, of which 4 are supplied (0.25mm, 0.4mm, 0.6mm and 0.8mm).

Take a look at our unboxing video below for a more in-depth look at what you get: