or Ultimaker 3…
is for you?
Everybody is super excited about the launch of the Ultimaker3 and now that the Ultimaker family has extended we want to help make sure you get the right 3D printer for your application.
First things first, the Ultimaker 3 is not a replacement for the Ultimaker 2+ family which remains one of the most easy to use, accurate and reliable single extrusion 3D printers available. We also continue to support the Ultimaker Original+ and Ultimaker want you to play an active part in the direction of their development as you have done with all their printers so far.
|Criteria||Ultimaker 2+ / Ultimaker 2 Extended+||Ultimaker 3 / Ultimaker 3 Extended|
|Print Head||Swappable Nozzles||Easily Swappable Print Cores. Dual Material Extrusion|
|Build Volume||223 x 223 x 205 mm||Left nozzle: 215x215x200mm|
|Right nozzle: 215x215x200mm|
|Dual material: 197x215x200mm|
|Layer resolution||20-600 micron||20-200 micron|
|Step accuracy X,Y,Z||12.5, 12.5, 5 micron||12.5, 12.5, 5 micron|
|Print head travel speed||30 to 300 mm/s||30 to 300 mm/s|
|Extrusion speed||up to 24 mm3/s||up to 16mm3/s (future increase planned with 0.8mm Print Core)|
|Build Plate||Heated glass build plate (20° to 100° C)||Heated glass build plate (20° to 100° C)|
|Material Types||PLA, PVA, ABS, CPE, Nylon, CPE+, PC, TPU||PLA, PVA, ABS, CPE, Nylon (future expansion planned)|
|Nozzle diameter(s)||0.25mm, 0.4mm, 0.6mm, 0.8mm||0.4mm (future expansion planned)|
|Nozzle temperature||180° to 260° C||180° to 280° C|
|Nozzle heat up time||~ 1 minute||< 2 min|
|Build plate heat up time||< 4 minutes||< 4 minutes|
|Connectivity||Standalone 3D printing from SD card||Wi-Fi, ethernet, stand alone via USB-drive|
|Want to know more?||Ultimaker 2+ Ultimaker 2 Extended+||Ultimaker 3 Ultimaker 3 Extended|
Does your design require support structure?
Complex design with soluble support (left)
Model once PVA has dissolved in water (right)
Do you need to be able to print with different nozzle diameters?
Ultimaker 2+ Olsson Block, 0.25, 0.4, 0.6 & 0.8mm nozzles
Ultimaker 3 Swappable Print Cores, currently supports a 0.4mm nozzle.
Do you require dual colour printing?
Printed in one piece, dual colour print on the Ultimaker 3
Does your printer need to be online?
The Ultimaker 3 includes WiFi, USB and Ethernet (rear socket) connectivity.
Do you need your materials to be at optimised settings?
Ultimaker’s new NFC enabled filament reel’s communicate the correct optimised settings to the printer.