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Ultimaker 3D printers are powerful, fine-tuned 3D printers that make producing beautiful 3D printed parts not only easy, but reliable and repeatable as well. The Ultimaker series of 3D printers include a variety of features: dependable single extrusion, precise dual extrusion for large-format, complex parts - plus, the addition of upgrades and accessories like CC Print Cores, the Material Handling Station, and Air Manager make the Ultimaker line a manufacturing and prototyping powerhouse.

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Ultimaker 3D Printers

Ultimaker 3D printers are powerful, fine-tuned 3D printers that make producing beautiful 3D printed parts not only easy, but reliable and repeatable as well. The Ultimaker series of 3D printers include a variety of features: dependable single extrusion, precise dual extrusion for large-format, complex parts - plus, the addition of upgrades and accessories like CC Print Cores, the Material Handling Station, and Air Manager make the Ultimaker line a manufacturing and prototyping powerhouse.

What Materials Can Ultimaker 3D Printers Print?

Ultimaker 3D printers can print nearly every material available for desktop 3D printing. Here are some of them: 

  • PLA and Tough PLA
  • ABS
  • PETG and CPE
  • ASA
  • Nylon, NylonX and NylonG
  • Ultrafuse 316L and 17-4 PH
  • TPU and TPE
  • PVA and Soluble Supports (best for Ultimaker S3 and S5)
  • Polycarbonate
  • Polypropylene
  • View all Ultimaker S5 Compatible materials here.

How Much Do Ultimaker 3D Printers Cost?

Please contact sales@matterhackers.com for education, library, military, and GSA pricing. 

Are Ultimaker 3D Printers Fully Enclosed?

Ultimaker 3D printers are partially enclosed, but there are add-ons for certain machines in the line that are compatible with the air manager. Since they are partially enclosed, however, they will still work with nearly all 3D printing materials. 

What Software Should I use for Ultimaker 3D Printers?

Cura is the best 3D printing software to use with Ultimaker 3D printers. Ultimaker also offers software upgrades that are available for professional use. 

Why is Ultimaker so good?

When Ultimaker develops new hardware, accessories, and materials, they take the time to perform extensive testing to ensure that they are releasing a well-rounded product that can be trusted as an industrial-level tool. From tuned slicing profiles in Ultimaker Cura to clean printing results from refined hardware, Ultimaker 3D printers are made to be put through their paces.

What is Ultimaker used for?

Like any 3D printer, Ultimaker is used for a huge variety of jobs and industries. Major manufacturers and production companies utilize Ultimaker 3D printers in vast print farms, like Volkswagen on their assembly line or Hollywood studios for on-screen props and prototypes. Ultimaker 3D printers are often a common choice for educators because they work without needing a lot of existing knowledge of 3D printing and we have seen everything from combat robots to tactile models to aid learning come from Ultimakers. 

Is it expensive to 3D print?

The biggest cost in a 3D printer is the initial cost of the machine, then the regular cost of materials. While it can be expensive to purchase a reliable 3D printer, the return on investment is dependent on the user. If you purchase an Ultimaker 3D printer for the sole purpose of printing trinkets for your family, then relatively speaking it is an expensive purchase. If you are a professional that is looking for ways to bring production in-house, an Ultimaker 3D printer could drive the cost of prototyping down so significantly that a handful of prototypes could pay off the cost of outsourcing those same parts.

Is 3D printing hard to learn?

When it comes to general use, 3D printing is easy to follow and learn! Troubleshooting any difficulties that may arise or how to best utilize different materials is a skill that takes more time to develop. Choosing an Ultimaker 3D printer means that there is less that can go wrong and you can rely on the 3D printer performing well for thousands of hours with just general maintenance.

Can a 3D printer pay for itself?

It certainly can! The individual use case is what can drive the potential for paying off your and how long that takes. For some, 3D printing is a hobby and not something that is intended to be a money-making tool. For others, it's another tool in their workshop they use to produce some sort of product. That's the key though, just having a 3D printer won't make you money, the things you make with it will make the difference; anyone can buy a 3D printer and 3D print designs that are already out there, what can you do? 

Does a 3D printer need a computer?

Yes but no. You need a computer in order to create or find a design, set the parameters for the 3D printing processes (slice settings), and then generate the code that the 3D printer will follow. After that, you have several options in the case of Ultimakers: you can print directly to the 3D printer through your local network cable, use a removeable USB flash drive, or send your 3D prints to the Ultimaker Cloud in order to control them remotely from anywhere. As long as the 3D print isn't started through the direct computer connection, you are free to turn off your computer and let the print run!

What kind of things can you make with a 3D printer?

3D printing isn't so much a magical device as it is a new tool that can be chosen for certain 

Do you need CAD for 3D printing?

Cura 

How long can you run a 3D printer?

Cura 

What do I need to know before 3D printing?

Cura 

Tell Me More About Ultimaker 3D Printers

The Ultimaker family of 3D printers are the most dependable and robust machines the industry has to offer. From the powerful Ultimaker S5 Large Format Dual Extrusion 3D printer to the compact and accurate single extrusion Ultimaker 2 3D printer, any industry, school, or manufacturer can find an Ultimaker 3D printer to fit their digital fabrication needs. Ultimaker's 3D printing offerings have evolved over the years and through diligent engineering have iterated their way to a fantastic and polished series of machines. As one of the most reliable and capable fully assembled printers available, Ultimaker continues to be an industry leader. With the Ultimaker 3 3D printer and Ultimaker S5 3D printer, bringing dual extrusion and the ability to print any filament to makers and professionals everywhere has never been easier. Ultimaker printers have changed the world of 3D printing since the initial launch of the Ultimaker Original. They continued to improve the design with the Ultimaker 2 3D printer, updated the extrusion system in the launch of the Ultimaker 2+ and most recently added dual extrusion in the Ultimaker 3 and Ultimaker S5 3D printers. The product line also includes the Ultimaker Extended series offering even more build volume. The power of the Ultimaker package includes their software, the Cura slicing engine (the official Ultimaker software) and Ultimaker filament, many who have written an Ultimaker review consider them the best 3d printer. Now even more popular than Makerbot or other reprap design 3D printers, the Ultimaker 3D printer combined with Ultimaker cura continues to dominate. Ultimaker's 5 assembled 3D printer options offer a variety of choices. In recent years they have launched Ultimaker PLA, a specific Ultimaker 3 filament that has helped enhance every Ultimaker 3 review. You will find Ultimaker studio, workshop, and classroom. Beyond all else, Ultimaker printers have proven to be among the most dependable and accurate on the market, bringing 3D printing into more homes, business, and schools.

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