Introducing the Pulse 3D printer—an amazingly high-quality machine, customized to meet your 3D printing needs to succeed. Pulse is assembled, tested, and guaranteed by the pros at MatterHackers in Orange County, California.
Built on top of the proven, open source Prusa i3 design, the Pulse is also constantly improving and incorporating new and exciting technology as the 3D printing industry grows. This powerful state-of-the-art FDM machine is on its 5th evolution—the E Series—and is custom assembled to your specifications with the latest and greatest high quality components pre-installed for the best possible experience out of the box. Pick and choose which features are the most important to you, while still having a robust platform to build off of.
The Pulse 3D printer is a high quality, fully customizable 3D printer based on the Prusa i3, and designed to meet the needs of every maker. For professional use, inside the classroom, or even on your workbench at home, you can personalize your Pulse with a variety of upgrades to make your 3D printing experience unique. Your robust Pulse is hand-built by MatterHackers’ Pulse Pros using industry-leading printer technology and precision machined components, then thoroughly tested to guarantee successful 3D printing. Your Pulse arrives fully pre-configured with software and settings specific to the upgrades you selected, streamlining the experience so you can start creating faster and more efficiently.
Standard Pulse 3D Printer: $799 Delivered
The standard Pulse 3D printer, with no added upgrades, is a fantastic option for beginners or those who plan on printing mainly with PLA and PLA hybrid filaments. With the standard Pulse, you can print using PLA, PETG, Nylon, ABS, and much more. The machine design is based on the popular Prusa i3 model (known for its sturdy build and reliable 3D printing) and has since improved and incorporated new and exciting technology as the 3D printing industry grows. Every robust Pulse 3D printer comes standard with automatic bed leveling and a fast-heating print bed, with other powerful upgrades available.
Pulse components are precision machined, and each portion of the experience finely honed so that you can achieve the best 3D printing results possible.
Tackle any print job with confidence! Pulse has been designed and tested to deliver consistent, high-quality results without any fuss. With a 24V power supply attached to the machine's aluminum frame, rest assured knowing your printer is engineered to provide the robust stability and optimal power needed to produce consistently clean prints. This the high-performance, low-maintenance FDM machine is the 3D printer you’ve been dreaming about.
When you customize a Pulse 3D printer, you only invest in the features and components you need—that's more bang for your buck. The standard printer is of great value, including BuildTak on an impressive print bed that heats up faster than ever thanks to the machine's 24V power and the amazingly accurate automatic bed leveling—features available elsewhere as paid upgrades. As you add industry-leading components from manufacturers like E3D and Bondtech, our savings become your savings because we are able to purchase in large quantities.
Pulse is the quietest 3D printer on the market, making it the perfect desktop companion for users who enjoy or need silence during operation. Our MatterHackers' Pros chose specific components and tuned the system to produce in an incredibly quiet experience while the 3D printer extrudes your design. From incorporating TMC2130 motor drivers to the CPU to attaching sound dampers on each motor on the Pulse, the noticeable reduction in volume is amazing.
Simple Setup, Seamless Workflow
Go from unboxing to 3D printing success in minutes. Every Pulse 3D printer comes pre-configured with MatterControl, an intuitive application that simplifies the 3D printing experience with a friendly user interface and provides many essential features. Already have a slicing software you can't bear to part with or are required to use? No problem—Pulse is capable of adapting to any slicer that's already part of your workflow for further seamless integration.
On-Demand Printer Customization By You, For You
3D printers aren't a "one-size-fits-all" type of deal. Our Pros understands this, which is why Pulse has taken the lead in being the only FDM machine on the market to offer users the flexibility to customize up to 7 components on their printer before checkout. Cater to your personal 3D printing needs when you enhance your Pulse 3D printer with a variety of upgrades. Each Pulse is assembled on demand, to your specifications, then tested and tuned by expert technicians on our Pulse Pros team to ensure an optimal 3D printing performance. Choose from the best components available on the market such a Bondtech, E3D, BuildTak, and more to create a machine that's truly your own. Once you have selected your options, you can rest easy knowing that the 3D printer you envisioned is ready and able to turn your ideas into reality. The Pulse is the first machine to become a part of the MatterHackers 3D printer customization service.
Mix and match your 3D printer with only the parts you want and need to succeed. Pulse offers a variety of components that you can combine in a multitude of combinations, giving you ultimate control on how your FDM machine should be made.
Self-Made Quality Components
The Pulse offers top-of-the-line upgrades such as the Bondtech Extruder and Olsson Ruby Nozzle which are used to 3D print parts that structure the Pulse's own anatomy. Quality breeds quality and our Pulse Pros strive to use the best of the best technology available. Printed out of high-quality Black PRO Series RYNO filament, the Pulse's 3D printed parts are functional and durable for any print job, and will last for the lifetime of your machine. How do we know this? Some of the Pulse machines in our print farm use components that go back as far as 4 generations since its inception over 5 years ago, easily enduring the daily labor-intensive printing schedule these machines go through to produce the thousands of printed parts on hundreds of Pulse printers currently out in the world, and counting.
Our print farm of Pulses churns out hundreds of printed parts around the clock using only the best materials like NylonX, PRO Series RYNO, and PRO Series TPU. This ensures that our 3D printers are robustly structured to help you succeed with all your digital fabricating needs.
Less Configuring, More Printing
Every Pulse 3D printer arrives with fully pre-configured software and settings specific to your upgrades. Our Pulse Pros spend hours testing and calibrating the printer to your specific customizations so you don't have to. Using Marlin 2.0, our engineers make sure users experience nothing but the latest firmware for up-to-date improvements reflected in performance and reliability. To ensure your machine delivers consistent results, Pulse runs on a 24V power supply so it can easily handle all the powerful, complex operations of digital fabrication without missing a beat. The 24V heated bed and 24V hotend heat up quickly and consistently for efficient extrusion that results in beautifully produced parts. Have plans for tetherless printing or building your own print farm? Pulse 3D printer has features, both in software and hardware, developed specifically to succeed with that. The Pulse arrives ready to print with the best-in-class components that guarantee quality print results. Spend less time configuring and more time 3D printing right from the get-go.
Whether it's NylonX on garolite or PRO Series PLA on BuildTak, all of our Pulses require minimal configuring to have it succeed with the desired material because you chose the components at checkout and we assembled and calibrated them. Get straight to additive manufacturing with the fully assembled Pulse 3D printer designed by you.
Quiet Desk Companion
The Pulse Pros at MatterHackers don’t just fine-tune software; they also fine-tune the hardware. Using Marlin 2.0 firmware on the reliable Einsy RamBo, our technicians take advantage of the many pros using this motherboard such as installing TMC2130 motor drivers which silence the buzzes and whirs typically emitted on other CPUs. Additionally, stepper motor dampers are installed on every single motor on the Pulse 3D printer to reduce mechanical vibrations and resonance that naturally occur from XYZ movement. Small rubber feet made of flexible printing material, TPU, are attached to the bottom of the Pulse as the final piece to achieving minimal to no vibrations transmitting from the printer to the surface that it is sitting on. This results in muffled 3D printing making the Pulse a nice, quiet desk companion that many customers claim they forget is even running!
Not a fan of the sound of motors? Motor dampers tremendously help reduce the noise for a quieter 3D printing experience with its shock-absorbing design.
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.
Available Upgrades for the Standard Pulse:
Every upgrade available for the Pulse 3D printer has been comprehensively tested by our Pulse Pros, and are the highest quality parts available. Each one improves your FDM printer's performance in areas such as withstanding abrasive materials, achieving higher extrusion temperatures, unlocking tetherless printing capabilities, and so much more.
Available Add-Ons for the Standard Pulse:
Add-ons available for the Pulse 3D printer are designed to streamline your FDM workflow. Each one provides easier and more and more convenient ways to achieve specific 3D printing capabilities, like expanding the variety of materials you can use or fine-tuning the interface to meet your needs.
Technical Specifications - Pulse:
The Pulse is created specifically for reliable 3D printing for all configurations. By selecting specific industry-leading components, methods, and features the Pros at MatterHackers have engineered a truly reliable and robust 3D printer. Regardless of how you customize your Pulse, each of the components below is assembled, tested, and calibrated on every Pulse when it arrives to you.
What's in the box?
- Pulse Custom Assembled 3D Printer
- Spool of MatterHackers PRO Series Filament
- Power Supply Cord
- USB Cable
- Art Knife
- 3 pc Hex Wrench Set
- Quick Start Guide
|Build Volume||250 x 220 x 215 mm (10 x 9 x 8.5 in)|
(L x W x H)
|498 x 555 x 625 mm (19.61 x 21.85 x 24.61 in)
These dimensions include the wires protruding from the machine. The X, Y, and Z movements do not go beyond these dimensions. If you purchased any LCD screen upgrades with your printer, add about 92mm to the Length.
|Speed||travel speed of up to 250 mm/s and a print speed as high as 60 mm/s|
|Resolution||20 microns (.02mm)|
|Layer Height||30 microns (.03mm) to 350 microns (.35 mm)|
|Filament Diameter||Ø 1.75 mm|
LDO Motors Orbiter Extruder
Bondetch BMG Extruder (Upgrade)
E3D v6 Nozzle - 1.75mm x 0.40mm (Brass)
E3D Hardened Steel Nozzle 0.40mm (with BMG / V6 / Hardened Steel upgrade)
Olsson Ruby Nozzle 0.4mm (with BMG / V6 / Olsson Ruby upgrade)
|Max HotEnd Temp||
E3D Lite6 <255°C
E3D V6 <295°C (Upgrade)
|Max Heated Bed Temp||100°C|
Heated Bed with installed BuildTak
LayerLock MagBase and LayerLock Garolite Build Surface available as upgrades
|Power Recovery||Yes - MatterControl will recover a printer power loss|
|Calibration||Automatic Print Leveling - 25 point BLTouch sensor|
|Remote Control||Monitor and control your Pulse 3D printer from your tablet or phone over networking using the integrated MatterControl Sync portal.|
|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||Standard 1-year repair-or-replace warranty, lifetime support.|