Ultimaker – the new 3d printer on the block

Seeing stars with the Elserbot prototype in action

Many of us have been quite impressed with the potential and indeed the reality of the game changing 3d printers from Reprap and Makerbot. Well, hold on to your stepping motors – there’s a new kid in town.

A bunch of clever Dutch guys are sharing their progress with the Ultimaker Elserbot, giving us a glimpse of the next generation of affordable 3d printers.

So what makes the Elserbot so special? There are a few things, but two more notable features are the impressive build envelope and the stability of the extruder head during printing.

Continue through for a video of the latest prototype in action.