MatterHackers Pulse 3D Printer

Introducing the Pulse 3D printer—an amazingly high-quality machine, that will meet your 3D printing needs to succeed. Pulse is assembled, tested, and guaranteed by the pros at MatterHackers in Orange County, California.

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Pulse 3D Printer

The FDM WorkHorse for Hobbyists and Professionals

Pulse is an FDM desktop 3D printer designed to be a reliable workhorse, right out of the box, for any application ranging from passionate hobbyists to industry professionals.

Key Features of Pulse 3D Printer:

  • Hassle-free FDM printing
  • Easy setup for quick startup
  • Arrives fully calibrated with industry-leading components
  • Interchangeable tool head system for easy and flexible hotend customization
  • Free 1 Year Warranty with Lifetime Customer Support
  • Pre-Assembled in Orange County, California, USA

Simple Setup for a Seamless Workflow

Pulse stock features like automatic bed leveling, interchangeable snap-in hotend tool heads, and a magnetic base allow for an optimal 3D printing setup and workflow right from the getgo.

  • Convenient 3D Printing From the Start
  • Success is seamless
  • No Upgrades Required
Beautiful NylonX printed on a LayerLock Garolite build surface

NylonG print with a Pulse XE 3D Printer in the background

Tested and Pre-Assembled Calibrated Components

Through careful construction and rigorous testing, our Pulse Pros ensure your Pulse checks all the boxes that make it the quality 3D printer you can rely on for personal and professional projects.

  • Fully assembled by trained technicians
  • Thoroughly tested by the professionals
  • Guaranteed quality printing upon receiving

Less Configuring, More Printing

Your Pulse arrives with fully pre-configured software and settings specific to your upgrades so you can focus on printing with your workhorse machine and less fiddling with getting it to function.

  • Ready out of the box
  • Comes stock with components that are upgrades on other machines
  • Enjoy the perks of the upgrades without the hassle of assembly
NylonX printed by Pulse XE

What Our Customers Say About Pulse

A unit well built and of high quality...  

-Richard H. Ford | Medical Institute of Northeast Georgia

We were surprised at what we found when we received our first printer. A unit well built and of high quality... It worked like a charm right out of the box... No tweaking like other units, just plug it in and run the initial setup as instructed and off you go.

What Upgrades are Available for the Pulse?

32-Bit Upgrade
32-Bit CPU +$199
Print faster, cleaner, and more accurately. Assembled with stepper drivers for a silent printing experience. This higher-bit CPU allows the printer to utilize maximum printing capabilities without negatively affecting print quality results. This upgrade REPLACES the 8-bit Einsy RAMBo Board that comes stock with base model.
Deluxe Hi-Res LCD Screen
Deluxe Hi-Res LCD Screen +$95
Allows for printing tetherless via standard SD card, manually adjusting nozzle and heated bed capabilities, and customizing the backlight color of the LCD screen across the RGB spectrum. This REPLACES the Standard LCD that comes stock with the base model.

What Add-Ons are Available for the Pulse?

MatterHackers Launchpad
Launchpad Remote Training +$99.99
Access 1 hour of remote training with an Application Engineer to set up for printing success quickly and with confidence.
PrintDry PRO Filament Drying System
PrintDry PRO Filament Drying System +$189
Required for long-term success with hygroscopic filaments like Nylon, NylonX, and even PETG and TPU. Temperature is adjustable between 35°C - 70°C and there are small openings on the sides of the chamber for printing while drying. This container has automatic humidity control and can hold two standard spools and more with additional upgrades.
Pulse Enclosure Kit
Pulse Enclosure Kit - Black +$279
Helps regulate printer's ambient temperature and reduces warping that may occur during printing. This enclosure kit is also available in white (colors do not affect quality or performance).
LayerLock Powder Coated PEI Build Plate
LayerLock Powder Coated PEI Build Plate +$35
For optimal, strong bed adhesion with standard filaments such as PLA, ABS, PETG, and flexibles (TPU and TPE). Both sides are powder coated with PEI for longer-lasting durability.
LayerLock Garolite Extra FlexPlate
LayerLock Garolite Extra Spring Steel Plate +$49
An extra LayerLock Garolite Build Surface installed on a LayerLock spring steel build plate. Succeed with Nylons as well as standard materials like PLA, PETG, and flexibles.
BuildTak Extra FlexPlate
BuildTak Extra Spring Steel Plate +$35
An extra BuildTak Build Surface installed on a LayerLock spring steel build plate. Succeed with standard materials like PLA, ABS, and PETG as well as flexibles.
Pulse 3D Printer Maintenance Kit
Pulse 3D Printer Maintenance Kit +$110
Maintenance is a must for any machine. This kit contains all the essential components and tools for standard, minimal maintenance on your Pulse.
MatterHackers 3D Printing Tool Kit Premium
MatterHackers 3D Printing Tool Kit Premium +$96
This kit contains all of the essential tools a maker needs for successful 3D printing, as well as additional items that further streamline your FDM experience for faster and better workflow.

Pules 3D Printer Features:

BLTouch Probe
Auto-Mesh Bed Leveling
Pulse uses a genuine BLTouch probe to automatically level the bed before printing for a nice even bottom layer.
LCD Screen
Standard LCD Screen
Standard resolution screen that allows for printing tetherless via standard SD card and manually adjusting nozzle and heated bed capabilities. Note that you will need a standard SD card that has 2-16GB capacity and must be formatted as FAT32.
SNAP Quick-Change Tool Head System
SNAP Quick-Change Tool Head System
Replace or switch between different hotend-nozzle configurations, without any tools, in a snap. Upgrading and repairing the hot extrusion just got a lot easier.
E3D V6 Hotend 1.75mm (Bowden) 
E3D V6 Hotend 1.75mm (Bowden)
The robust and reliable hotend by E3D. Capable of temperatures up to 290°C and compatible with any material that extruders below 300°C.
Hardened Steel Nozzle 0.4mm x 1.75mm
Hardened Steel Nozzle 0.4mm x 1.75mm
The reliable entry nozzle for printing abrasive, as well as non-abrasive, filaments.
Bondtech Extruder
Bondtech BMG Extruder
A reliable extruder that all but eliminates slipping, deformation, and under-extrusion. Produced by industry leaders over at Bondtech.
Capricorn Tubing XS Tubing
Capricorn - Premium Bowden Tubing
Premium quality Bowden tubing that follows stricter diameter tolerances and is formulated with additional additives that increase lubricity in order to eliminate jams, clogs, and gaps in printing.
LayerLock Garolite Heated Bed
LayerLock Garolite Bed Surface
Garolite is the go-to bed surface to succeed with Nylon, NylonX, and other nylon-based materials that is also capable of printing standard filaments like PLA.
LayerLock MagBase
LayerLock MagBase on Heated Bed 
This magnetic base allows for build surfaces on steel plates to be detachable making print removal and build surface interchangeability a whole lot easier and convenient. The max temperature of the heated bed is 120°C.
24V Power Supply
24V Power Supply and Spool Holder
This 24V power supply easily processes any complex tasks so no missteps occur during a print job. Additionally, the spool holder intentionally extends from the power supply so there's a seamless path of filament to the extruder for reliable results.
MatterControl 3D Printer Software Including Power Recovery
This free, open-source, all-in-one software package lets you design, slice, organize, and manage your 3D prints. It contains printer settings ideal for the Pulse XE 3D printer and has helpful features such a power recovery, reloading filament mid-print, real-time modification of Z-offset, and more.

What's in the box?

  • Pulse 3D Printer
  • 1 x MatterHackers PRO Series Filament
  • Power Supply Cord
  • Spool Holder Rod
  • USB Cable
  • Art Knife
  • 3 pc Hex Wrench Set
  • Getting Started Flyer
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Technical Specifications

Printer Technology Fused Deposition Modeling
Filament Diameter Ø 1.75 mm
Print Area Volume
(X x Y x Z)
250 x 220 x 210 mm
(10" x 9" x 8.27")
Machine Volume
(X x Y x Z) [excl. spool]
533 x 590.55 x 483 mm (21 x 23.25 x 19 in)
*This is the minimum clearance required for the printer to function without issue.
CPU 8-bit
Firmware Marlin
Connectivity USB Serial and standard SD Card
Resolution 20 microns (.02mm)
Layer Height 30 microns to 350 microns (0.03mm - 0.35mm)
Sensor Type None
Nozzle Size 0.4mm
1.2mm [separate purchase]
Supports various nozzle diameters
Nozzle Type E3D Hardened Steel
ChampionX DiamondBack [separate purchase]
Slice Engineering Vanadium [separate purchase]
Supports various nozzle types
HotEnd E3D V6
Slice Engineering Mosquito [separate purchase]
Slice Engineering Mosquito Magnum [separate purchase]
Max HotEnd Temp 290°C ±5°C
Max Heated Bed Temp 115°C ±5°C
Extruder Type Bowden
Extruder Bondtech BMG
Supported Materials PLA, ABS, TPU, TPE, Flex, Ryno, PET, PETT, PETG, CPE, PVA/BVOHHIPS, nGen, Polyamide / Nylon, PC (Polycarbonate), Polypropylene, Metal, Carbon-filled, Woodfill, Metalfill, and more
Print Surface Removable LayerLock Garolite build plate on a heated bed
LayerLock Powder-coated PEI Plate (add-on)
LayerLock Polypropylene Build Plate (add-on)
LayerLock Glass Build Plate (add-on)
LayerLock BuildTak Build Plate (add-on)
Speed Travel speed of up to 250 mm/s and a print speed as high as 60 mm/s
Power Recovery Yes - MatterControl will recover a printer power loss
Bed Calibration Automatic Print Leveling - 25 point BLTouch sensor
Remote Control Yes (limited) - via MatterControl Sync
Operating System Compatibility Windows, Mac OS, Linux
Open Standards Pulse uses open standard technology, which means compatibility with open source tools and no artificial restrictions around the materials you can use.
Returns/Warranty 1-Year Standard Warranty, Lifetime Customer Support
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