Get to know the main components of your Ultimaker 2+ or Ultimaker 2 Extended+. Knowing what's what will help you understand your printer and facilitate your onboarding process.
Tip: The main components of the Ultimaker 2+ and Ultimaker 2 Extended+ are the same. The only difference between the two models is 10 cm (4 in) in height.
|1. Build plate||The Ultimaker 2+ has a heated build platform with a glass build plate. The build plate (or 'Z-stage') moves down layer by layer during printing.|
|2. Print head||The print head moves in the X and Y directions during printing and extrudes filament from the nozzle. The nozzle can be easily exchanged for a different size.|
|3. Print head cable||The print head cable contains the wires for the print head fans, the heater, and the temperature sensor.|
|4. Bowden tube||The Bowden tube guides the filament from the feeder to the print head.|
|5. Glass build plate||The glass build plate is the print surface. It is recommended to apply a thin layer of glue for optimal adhesion.|
|6. Button||Use the rotate-and-click button to navigate through the menu and select actions.|
|7. Display||The small but efficient display shows several menu options and provides information about your print.|
|8. SD card slot||Insert an SD card to start a print.|
|9. Spool holder||Place a spool of material on the spool holder before loading it into the feeder. The spool can turn on the holder during printing.|
|10. Feeder||The geared feeder reliably feeds material to the print head.|
|11. Power switch||Use the switch to power the printer on or off.|
|12. USB port||Insert the USB cable to update the firmware via Ultimaker Cura.|
|13. Power cable||The cable of the power adapter is connected to the back of the printer. Ensure that the flat side of the power cable is facing up.|