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Pulse 3D Printer - Custom Pre-Assembled

Introducing the Pulse 3D printer - an amazingly high-quality machine, customized to meet your 3D printing needs. Pulse is **assembled, tested and guaranteed by the pros at MatterHackers** in California. Built on top of the proven, open source Prusa i3 design, the Pulse 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.
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Completely Customizable to Fit Your 3D Printing Needs
Everyone has unique printing needs. The Pulse 3D printer was created to cater to each of those individual needs. Enhance your Pulse with a variety of upgrades to match your personal 3D printing preferences.
Highest Level Tech
The Pulse uses best-in-class components. Your Pulse 3D printer arrives stock with BuildTak applied to the heated bed and a BLTouch Bed Leveling Probe - the most technologically advanced auto-calibration solution available. Upgrades for the Pulse include other quality, advanced tech such as the Bondtech Extruder and Olsson Ruby Nozzle, the most wear-resistant nozzle available for 3D printing with advanced materials.
Tested & Guaranteed
Your custom-made Pulse 3D printer is carefully constructed and painstakingly tested by the Pulse Pros at MatterHackers to guarantee a successful and enjoyable 3D printing experience. Your Pulse will arrive tested and ready to print after our extensive confirmation process.
Streamlined Experience
Your Pulse 3D printer arrives with fully pre-configured software and settings specific to your upgrades and loaded into your MatterControl account. Our Pulse Pros get the software settings right so you can focus more on 3D printing.
More Bang for Your Buck
More Bang for Your Buck
Customize a Pulse 3D printer; pay only for the components that cater to your specific printing needs. Getting more bang for your buck on a 3D printer is as easy as 1-2-3! Choose from our list of industry-leading components to add on. MatterHackers’ Pulse Pros fully-assembles and calibrates your custom order. You receive a high-quality Pulse 3D printer that’s ready to print what you need, right out of the box.

About Pulse

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 Pulse is hand-built by MatterHackers’ Pulse Pros using precision machined components, then thoroughly tested to guarantee successful 3D printing. Your Pulse arrives fully pre-configured with software and settings specific to your selected upgrades, streamlining the experience so you can start creating faster and more efficiently.

Pulse Logo Pulse in use

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. Every Pulse 3D printer comes standard with automatic bed leveling and a heated print bed, with other powerful upgrades available.

quality and results

Pulse components are precision machined, and each portion of the experience finely honed so that you can achieve the best 3D printing results possible.

World-Class Reliability

Tackle any print job with confidence! Pulse has been designed and tested to deliver consistent, high-quality results without any fuss. It’s the high-performance, low-maintenance 3D printer you’ve been dreaming about.

Incredible Value

When you customize a Pulse 3D printer, you pay only for the features and components you need, which means more bang for your buck. The standard printer is of great value, including a heated print bed with BuildTak and automatic bed leveling - features available elsewhere as paid upgrades. As you add industry leading components from manufacturers like E3D and Bondtech - we share savings with you because we are able to purchase in large quantities.

Stealth-Mode Enabled

Pulse is the quietest 3D printer on the market, making it the perfect desktop companion. Choosing specific components and tuning the system results in an incredibly quiet experience while the 3D printer produces your design. Sound dampers have been added to each motor on the Pulse, and the difference 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.

Printer Customization By You, For You

3D printers aren't a "one size fits all" type of deal. 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 optimized 3D printing performance. Choose from the best components available on the market to create a machine of your own. Once you’ve selected your options, you can rest easy knowing that the 3D printer you are about to receive 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.

Whether you're printing standard filament or abrasive, advanced materials like NylonX, Pulse offers a variety of nozzles to match your specific printing needs. From Left to Right: Brass Nozzle, Hardened Steel Nozzle, Olsson Ruby Nozzle

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 make up the Pulse 3D printer's own anatomy. Quality breeds quality and MatterHackers strives to use the best of the best. 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.

Less Configuring, More Printing

Every Pulse 3D printer arrives with fully pre-configured software and settings specific to your upgrades and loaded into your MatterControl account. Our Pulse Pros spend time testing and calibrating the printer to your specific customizations so you don't have to. Built for reliability, 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.

Quiet Desk Companion

The Pulse Pros at MatterHackers don’t just fine-tune software; they also fine-tune the hardware. Motor dampers are installed on every single motor on the Pulse 3D printer. Small rubber feet made of flexible printing material, TPU, are attached to the bottom of the Pulse. The dampers and rubber feet work together to absorb vibrations caused by the various motors running on the printer, thus leaving minimal to no vibrations transmitting from the printer to the surface that the Pulse is sitting on. This allows for muffled 3D printing making the Pulse a nice, quiet desk companion.

Not a fan of the sound of motors? Motor dampers tremendously help reduce the noise for a quieter 3D printing experience.

Available Upgrades for the Standard Pulse:

Every upgrade available for the Pulse 3D printer has been comprehensively tested by MatterHackers, and are the highest quality parts available. Each upgrade allows you to broaden your 3D printing capabilities, like expanding the variety of materials you can use or a fine-tuned interface.

Olsson Ruby Nozzle
Olsson Ruby Nozzle +$90
The Olsson Ruby is the ultimate 3D printer nozzle, capable of printing beautiful PLA parts but also strong enough to handle endless amounts of harsh abrasives like NylonX. The Ruby was designed to be the only nozzle you will ever need, and with this upgrade your Pulse will arrive day one with this 0.40mm ruby-tipped beauty is ready to tackle any project you can imagine. This upgrade replaces the Brass Nozzle that comes stock with the standard Pulse. If paired with the Bondtech Extruder Upgrade, the Hardened Steel Nozzle will be replaced.
Bondtech Extruder with E3D V6 Hotend and Hardened Steel Nozzle
Bondtech Extruder (1.75mm) with E3D V6 HotEnd and Hardened Steel Nozzle +$245
Containing CNC-machined drive gears, the Bondtech extruder is compatible with abrasive materials, on top of standard filaments. The ability to 3D print with abrasive material will require a stronger hotend setup, hence the addition of an E3D V6 HotEnd and a 0.40mm Hardened Steel Nozzle in this upgrade. Print anywhere between simple filament like PLA to tough NylonX with this specific setup. This upgrade replaces the EZR Struder with E3D Lite 6 and Brass Nozzle that comes stock with the standard Pulse.
LayerLock Garolite Heated Bed
LayerLock Garolite Bed +$39
From PLA to NylonX, this tough fiberglass-impregnated resin bed surface provides excellent performance across a wide range of materials and long-lasting durability. This build surface is perfect for getting advanced filaments like NylonX to stick to the bed. This upgrade replaces the BuildTak that comes stock on the heated bed. If paired with the BuildTak Magnetic FlexPlate System Upgrade, you will receive the FlexPlate system with the LayerLock Garolite Build Surface installed, NOT the BuildTak.
BuildTak Magnetic Flexplate System
BuildTak FlexPlate System+$99
When printing large parts, there is a huge advantage to having a build plate that can be removed and flexed to easily remove the print off of the bed. The BuildTak Magnetic Flexplate System 9” x 10” ensures part removal is super easy and saves you time and effort. This comes with a sheet of BuildTak installed on the build plate.
BuildTak Extra FlexPlate
BuildTak Extra FlexPlate +$35
Move on to the next print quickly and efficiently with an extra BuildTak FlexPlate. When one print finishes, you can detach the flexplate, replace it with this spare, and immediately start printing. No more pausing to scrape. Just swap and print! This upgrade comes with a sheet of BuildTak installed on the build plate and can be paired with the LayerLock Garolite Extra FlexPlate upgrade. This upgrade must be paired with the Magnetic FlexPlate System Upgrade.
LayerLock Garolite Extra FlexPlate
LayerLock Garolite Extra FlexPlate +$49
Alternating between build surfaces just got easier with an extra LayerLock Garolite FlexPlate! Have the option of using a spare or switching between different types of surfaces! Go from printing on BuildTak to printing on garolite in less than a minute. No more dealing with sticky build surface residue when switching surfaces; just swap build plates on and off. This upgrade comes with LayerLock Garolite Build Surface installed on the build plate and can be paired with the BuildTak Extra FlexPlate upgrade. This upgrade must be paired with the Magnetic FlexPlate System Upgrade.
LayerLock Powder Coated PEI Build Plate
LayerLock Powder Coated PEI Build Plate +$39.99
Achieve better bed adhesion with zero hassle using the LayerLock Powder Coated PEI Build Plate! This build surface provides the strong bed adhesion you need for standard filaments such as PLA, ABS, PETG, and flexibles such as TPU and TPE. Powder coated with PEI, this durable build plate is resistant to scratches and requires no careful installation of adhesive. Best of all, LayerLock Power Coated PEI Build Plates are guaranteed to last you much longer than adhesives and sheets, saving you money on multiple replacements in the long run. This upgrade must be paired with the Magnetic FlexPlate System Upgrade.
32-Bit Upgrade
32-Bit Upgrade for Pulse +$399
Print faster, cleaner, and more accurately with the 32-Bit Upgrade for Pulse! A faster CPU clock, more RAM, and optimized firmware—these are just some of the many perks you can unlock with this upgrade. Running Smoothieware on the 32-bit Azteeg X5 GT, this board is the solution you need to take the planning ability of your printer to the next level. This upgrade cannot be paired with the LCD Screen Upgrade. This upgrade replaces the Ultimachine RAMBo Mini Board that comes stock with the Pulse.
Viki 2 LCD Screen
Viki 2 LCD Screen +$95
The Viki 2 is an onboard LCD screen with a large control wheel and MicroSD memory card slot that allows for untethered printing on top of USB connectivity. Export your gcode from MatterControl onto the MicroSD card, plug it into the printer and you're ready to roll! The Viki 2 has a slightly larger screen than the LCD Screen add-on which allows for more settings to be viewed at a single time. This upgrade cannot be paired with the LCD Screen Upgrade.
LCD Screen
LCD Screen +$50
LCD Screens allow optional untethered printing, on top of USB connectivity printing, for the Pulse. This LCD screen has an SD card reader on the side for printing files without using a computer and displays basic, essential print factors such as nozzle temp, bed temp, print time, and more in real-time. Feel free to shut down your computer while the printer does its job. This upgrade cannot be paired with the 32-bit upgrade. This upgrade also cannot be paired with the Viki 2 LCD Screen Upgrade.
Pulse Enclosure Kit
Pulse Enclosure Kit - Black+$279
Keep your prints warm and warp free with the Pulse Enclosure Kit! This kit is made up of laser cut panels that sit on the same surface as your Pulse 3D printer. Designed to consistently help keep heated and moving parts functional, this enclosure also helps regulate temperature and reduce warping that may occur during printing. Prevent outside variables from affecting the success of your 3D printing results when you use the Pulse Enclosure. This enclosure kit is available in white for $249 and in black for $279. The colors do not affect the quality of the enclosure.
MatterHackers 3D Printing Tool Kit Premium
MatterHackers 3D Printing Tool Kit Premium+$89.94
Introducing the premium version of our MatterHackers 3D Printing Tool Kit! This product contains all of the essential tools a maker needs for successful 3D printing, as well as additional items that further streamline your experience for a faster and better workflow. Successfully producing and processing prints has never been easier and quicker than with all the tools accumulated in this handy travel-size bag.
Pulse 3D Printer Maintenance Kit
Pulse 3D Printer Maintenance Kit +$110
Show a little love to your hardworking Pulse 3D Printer with the Pulse 3D Printer Maintenance Kit. Every Pulse 3D printer is built to last, but even the strongest of printers could use a little TLC from time to time. With simple, minimal maintenance using essential components and tools in this kit, your Pulse 3D Printer will last for years to come.
Pulse Protection Extended 2 Year Warranty
Pulse Protection Extended 2 Year Warranty +$299
With this extended 2 year warranty, you can repair or replace your Pulse XE 3D printer, at no extra charge, for another year. This is on top of the current 1 year warranty backed by MatterHackers’ Success Guarantee, thus giving you a safety net of 2 years for repair or replacement from time of purchasing your printer.

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 3D printer. Regardless of how you customize your Pulse, each of the components below are assembled, tested, and calibrated on every Pulse when it arrives to you.

BLTouch Auto-calibration Sensor
BLTouch Bed Leveling Probe
The Pulse 3D printer arrives stock with a BLTouch Probe Auto-leveling system - the most technologically advanced auto-calibration solution available. The BLTouch gathers data by physically touching the bed. This method ensures more accurate data, allowing exact bed leveling and easy flexibility switching between bed surfaces. Enjoy this included feature that makes your 3D printing process faster and more efficient.
Heated Bed with installed BuildTak (included)
Heated Bed with Installed BuildTak
Print with a wide variety of materials on the Pulse 3D printer's heated bed. The bed has a pre-installed sheet of BuildTak, making it incredibly easy for prints of various filaments to stick during printing and easy to remove once completed. Install these sheets faster and with less bubbles than tapes or films. Need a great alternative to PEI tape or Kapton tape? BuildTak is the ideal solution.
EZR Struder with E3D Lite6 hotend
EZR Struder (1.75mm) with E3D Lite6 HotEnd and Brass Nozzle
For those interested in fine-tuning their printing with no need for high-temperatures, this is the perfect hotend set up for you. Thermal transitions are kept sharp inside the hotend making 3D printing an easier, smoother, and all around better experience for those interested in printing with standard filament such as PLA and ABS. This feature is replaced by the Bondtech Extruder Upgrade if you select that option.
Spool of MatterHackers PRO Series Filament
One Spool of 1.75mm PRO Series Filament (1kg)
Our MatterHackers PRO Series filament is manufactured to the tightest tolerances on the market. Engineered to highlight the strengths of its printing material, rest assured that the filament you're using is the best of the best, and made in the USA.
Robust and Stable i3 design
Robust and Reliable i3 Design
Based on the proven, open-source Prusa i3 frame design, the Pulse 3D printer’s design is robust and reliable at its core. Its current iteration has been improved to include a robust, aluminum extruded base that provides more rigidity and reliability.
MatterControl 3D Printer Software Including Power Recovery
MatterControl is a free, open-source, all-in-one software package that lets you design, slice, organize, and manage your 3D prints. Developed in-house by MatterHackers, MatterControl is paired with printer settings ideal for the Pulse 3D printer. Increase your chances of printing success with helpful features such a power recovery, reloading filament mid-print, real-time modification of Z-offset, and more. Do more with your creativity, your time, and your Pulse using MatterControl.

What's in the box?

  • Pulse Custom Assembled 3D Printer
  • Spool of MatterHackers PRO Series Filament
  • Art Knife
  • Power Supply
  • USB Cable
  • Quick Start Guide

MatterHackers Success Guarantee

Try your Pulse 3D printer risk-free today - we’re sure you’ll be fully satisfied with your Pulse and we take pride in matching you with the best 3D printer for your needs and ensuring your success. If the assembled Pulse is not the right fit, you may exchange it for a different model at MatterHackers within 30 days with no restocking fee. Your success is our guarantee!

To learn more about our Success Guarantee policy, click here.

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Technical Information

Build Volume 250 x 220 x 215 mm (10 x 9 x 8.5 in)
Machine Volume
(L x W x H)
559 x 464 x 584 mm (22 x 18.25 x 23 in)
These dimensions include wires protruding from the machine. The X, Y, and Z movement do not go beyond these dimensions.
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

SeeMeCNC EZRstruder

Bondetch BMG Extruder (Upgrade)


E3D v6 Nozzle - 1.75mm x 0.40mm (Brass)

E3D Hardened Steel Nozzle 0.40mm (w/ Bondtech upgrade)

Olsson Ruby Nozzle 0.4mm (w/ Olsson Ruby Nozzle upgrade)

Max HotEnd Temp

E3D Lite6 <255°C

E3D V6 <295°C (Upgrade)

Max Heated Bed Temp Currently Set to 120°C
Print Surface

Heated Bed with installed BuildTak

BuildTak Flexplate and LayerLock Garolite Build Surface available as upgrades

Filament Sensor Yes (Upgrade) - monitors filament to ensure successful printing
Power Recovery Yes - MatterControl will recover a printer power loss
Calibration Automatic Print Leveling - 9 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 MatterHackers Success Guarantee, 1 year repair-or-replace warranty, lifetime support.
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