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Pulse XE - NylonX Advanced Materials 3D Printer

Built on the foundation of our very own Pulse 3D printer platform, which was born from the Prusa i3 design, comes the newest member of our MatterHackers family - the Pulse XE. Built with amazing upgrades like a LayerLock Garolite heated print bed, an LCD Screen, and a Bondtech Extruder with an E3D V6 HotEnd, the Pulse XE can not only print nylon with ease but any abrasive or standard filament with accurate, beautiful results. Pulse XE also comes with one spool of MatterHackers PRO Series Ryno, the durable material used to produce the printer's own parts. Plus, all standard upgrades come pre-assembled and tested for you, so you know it will work right out of the box.
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For Engineering Grade Projects and 3D Printing with NylonX and Other Advanced Materials
Strongest Materials

Use the Strongest Materials

Create functional, ready-to-use parts with NylonX—the strong, micro carbonfiber reinforced material— and other advanced materials right out of the box.
Components

Fully Calibrated with Industry-Leading Components

Built for reliability, the Pulse XE arrives ready to print with best-in-class components, like the E3D v6 All-metal HotEnd, Bondtech Extruder, and wear-resistant hardened steel nozzle.
Care

Constructed With Care

Our Pulse Pros team is attentive to every nitty-gritty step that goes into building every single Pulse XE. The care we provide doesn’t stop once your 3D printer is shipped from our warehouse. Made right here in the US, every Pulse XE is backed with phone and email support by experts at MatterHackers who will happily help make caring for your printer as easy as possible.
Investment with Immediate Return

Investment with Immediate Return

Every dollar that goes towards this Pulse XE is an investment towards making your 3D printing experience even better. Fully assembled and fully calibrated with industry-leading components, the price paid upfront is for a 3D printer that’s ready to successfully print both simple and advanced projects right out of the box. With a PrintDry and NylonX spools as recommended, discounted add-ons, this high-quality machine will make your 3D printing experience that much smoother right from the get-go.
Support

Lifetime Support

Using time-tested, best-in-class components allows you the capability to print on the Pulse XE for years to come. The experts at MatterHackers are available for any questions you may have about this stunning 3D printer package through lifetime email and phone support. If you need assistance, we’re there.

About Pulse XE - Print Advanced Materials Now

From the start, MatterHackers has been committed to reaching for better design standards in creating a robust and adaptable 3D printer that would work for all our users - thus was born the Pulse - strong, customizable, and easy-to-use; but we didn’t stop there. After more research and design, MatterHackers has created an amazing 3D printer in the Pulse XE. Feedback from the 3D printing community pushed us to create a system that not only prints standard filaments with laser accuracy, but also stands up to the rigors of printing with specialty filaments while still giving you fantastic finished results. From NylonX, to TPU, ABS, PETG, PLA, our very own MH Build and PRO Series, and everything in between, Pulse XE can print it all.

Pulse Logo Pulse in use

Pulse XE 3D Printer

The Pulse XE, with its amazing line-up of included upgrades, is a fantastic option for those who plan on printing with nylon, NylonX, and other advanced, engineering grade filaments. With the Pulse XE, you can print using PLA, PETG, Bronzefill, Copperfill, Brassfill, Bamboofill, Woodfill, Carbon Fiber, Stainless Steel, and many more. The machine design is based on the popular Prusa i3, the communities most popular design, known for its sturdy build and reliable printing. Every Pulse XE comes standard with several powerful upgrades. Pulse XE components are precision machined, and each portion of the experience finely honed so that you can achieve the best 3D printing results possible.

Built Robust to Print Robust

The Pulse XE is built with robust components so it can print robust components. This high-performance, low-maintenance 3D printer has been designed and tested to deliver consistent, high-quality results without any fuss. Comprised of an E3D V6 HotEnd and a hardened steel nozzle, the Pulse XE’s hotend setup is more than capable of heating up and extruding abrasive filament like NylonX. No question about it; the Pulse XE is made to print NylonX.

Functional and Sturdy Parts

Use the Pulse XE to produce strong printed parts out of NylonX for everyday use. A buckle, a socket wrench, a carabiner—NylonX is suitable printing material for them all. Its nylon makeup mixed with micro-carbon fibers allows for the same durability as nylon and similar stiffness as carbon fiber, making it an ideal material to use for functional parts.

Perfect Precise Prints

The Pulse XE prints with the same amazing laser accuracy as the standard Pulse, but with even smoother results using NylonX. With the right fine-tuned settings, your prints will require no post processing leaving a super smooth, clean print that you can distinctly achieve with NylonX.

Everything You Need Pre-Installed

With the Pulse XE 3D Printer, we worry about the correct components and installation process so you don’t have to. Don’t fret about whether or not you bought a compatible nozzle or installed the hotend correctly. Sit back and let the Pulse Pros handle the configuring so you can jump right into printing as soon as your Pulse XE 3D printer arrives.

Designed to Print NylonX

All variations of the Pulse 3D printer are designed to be reliable, then further fine-tuned to specialize in specific printing needs. For the Pulse XE, it is designed to specialize in printing engineering grade filaments like NylonX. With a hotend capable of reaching temperatures of up to 300°C and a hardened steel nozzle designed to handle harsh filaments, the Pulse XE, without a doubt, is made to handle pumping out micro-carbon fiber filled filament with this hotend setup.

The Pulse XE also comes with a bed surface engineered for NylonX; LayerLock Garolite Build Surface, an interwoven glass fiber fabric impregnated with epoxy resin, guarantees better NylonX adhesion to the bed and long-lasting durability for numerous prints. With a garolite surface installed on the Pulse XE’s heated bed, rest easy knowing you’ll struggle less with warping and bed adhesion compared to other bed surfaces.

The Pulse XE 3D Printer is designed to provide you the necessary hotend, nozzle and heated bed surface to get you started printing NylonX right out of the box.

A Tough Hotend for Tough Filament

The carbon fiber in NylonX is very hard and abrasive and it will quickly abrade and ruin brass or other soft metal nozzles. While most 3D printers can print with NylonX, they require anywhere between a nozzle change to completely switching out the hotend in order to handle multiple NylonX print jobs. The Pulse XE, however, is designed to print NylonX right out of the box for years to come.

With a hotend setup designed to meet NylonX’s 250-265°C print temperature requirement and equipped with a hardened steel nozzle that withstands tough, abrasive filament, the Pulse XE is built for you to print NylonX with zero hardware configuration. Rest easy knowing you can start printing NylonX parts with the right sturdy hotend system already installed by our Pulse Pros.

No need to install the right nozzle and hotend yourself. We’ll do it for you!

Functional Robust Prints With NylonX

Add NylonX filament to the list of strong materials you can print with using the Pulse XE. Made of engineering grade nylon filament blended with chopped carbon fibers, NylonX is the perfect blend of strength and durability. Maximizing its strength to weight ratio, this filament is sturdy, impact resistant, and high in tensile strength while still being light enough to not disrupt functional use. Its high thermal resistance also aids in lack of warping, adding onto NylonX’s trusted reputation for stiffness. Need to print a part that's both functional and robust? NylonX is the reliable solution for you.

Need a new paddle board handle? How about a bike pedal replacement? The Pulse XE and NylonX can fulfill those needs.

Sleek Look With Engineering Grade Filament

While standard filaments like PLA can print very smoothly, NylonX prints come out even more precise, giving a much sleeker look that would make you think the print was produced by a factory machine instead of a desktop 3D printer. With the correct settings, the smooth and silky matte-black finish of a NylonX print requires zero post processing meaning no filament waste and no time wasted cleaning.

Distinctive print layers can be indications of sturdy prints, but don’t let NylonX’s smooth finish fool you into thinking it equates to low sturdiness. The strength and durability you get in these NylonX prints come from its chemical makeup of micro-carbon fiber strands. If extremely smooth prints that also happen to be reliably sturdy are your preference, NylonX is perfect for you.

Printing parts as sleek and sturdy as this skateboard truck are only a Pulse XE away.

Available Upgrades and Add-Ons for the Pulse XE:

Every upgrade available for the Pulse XE 3D printer has been thoroughly tested and calibrated by the Pulse Pros team, and are the highest quality parts on the market. With each upgrade you add on, you unlock more 3D printing capabilities such as expanding the variety of materials you can print with, increasing the strength of your printed pieces, and more.

Spool of 1.75mm NylonX (0.5kg)
Spool of 1.75mm NylonX (0.5kg) +$55.10
Our very own engineering grade nylon filament is blended with chopped carbon fibers (approximately 20% by weight), creating a high-strength filament capable of printing tough, smooth, functional parts. The Pulse XE is engineered to succeed printing this advanced filament along with other abrasive, specialty and standard filaments. Purchase this spool with the Pulse XE at its discounted price.
PrintDry Filament Drying System
Print Dry Filament Drying System +118.75
Quickly and simply store your filament without any hassle. PrintDry is the perfect moisture control solution for filament storage. Adjust temperatures anywhere between 35°C-70°C and feed filament through two small openings on the side of the chamber if you’d like to print while drying. This filament dry container, at a discounted price when you purchase with the Pulse XE, also has automatic humidity control and can hold up to two standard spools.
Olsson Ruby Nozzle
Olsson Ruby Nozzle +90
Whether you’re using PLA or NylonX, the wear-resistant Olsson Ruby Nozzle beautifully prints them all. This 0.40mm ruby-tipped beauty can handle endless amounts of abrasive NylonX, no problem. Ready to tackle any project you can imagine, you’ll see why this will be the only nozzle you will ever need. This upgrade would replace the hardened steel nozzle that comes stock with the Pulse XE.
32-Bit + Viki LCD Bundle Upgrade
32-Bit + Viki LCD Bundle Upgrade for Pulse +$449
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 replaces the Ultimachine RAMBo Mini Board that comes stock with the Pulse XE. This upgrade also comes with a Viki2 LCD Screen that replaces the LCD Screen that comes stock with the Pulse due to better compatibility.
Pulse Enclosure Kit
Pulse Enclosure Kit - Black+$279
Need to regulate the temperature around your printer to reduce warping? Check out the Pulse Enclosure Kit! Designed to consistently help keep heated and moving parts functional, this enclosure also helps regulate temperature and reduce warping that can occur during 3D printing. This kit is made up of laser cut panels that sit on the same surface as your Pulse 3D printer, making it a desktop-friendly enclosure. Prevent irregular temperatures and other outside variables from affecting the success of your 3D printing results when you use the Pulse Enclosure.
Magnetic FlexPlate System
BuildTak FlexPlate System +$99
Easily remove large prints off of the bed with the BuildTak FlexPlate System 9" x 10". Removable build plates save you from the effort of scraping off a print by simply detaching the build plate from the magnetic base and popping your print off with a little flexing. Make 3D print removal super easy and quick with the BuildTak FlexPlate System. This upgrade comes with garolite installed on the build plate.
BuildTak Extra FlexPlate
BuildTak Extra FlexPlate +$35
Save time and effort alternating between multiple build surfaces for different print jobs with an extra BuildTak FlexPlate! Just take off the Garolite build plate right after a finished NylonX print, place the extra BuildTak build plate onto the magnetic base for a PLA print job and you're ready to go. 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
Quickly move on to your next print with an extra LayerLock Garolite FlexPlate. Detach the build plate right after a finished print, swap the spare onto the magnetic base and begin your next project. Pausing between prints to scrape off a part is a thing of the past. This upgrade comes with LayerLock Garolite Build Surface installed on the build plate and can be paired with the BuildTak Extra FlexPlate. This upgrade must be paired with the Magnetic FlexPlate System Upgrade.
LayerLock Powder Coated PEI Build Plate
LayerLock Powder Coated PEI Build Plate +$50
Achieve strong bed adhesion using the LayerLock Powder Coated PEI Build Plate! If you're having trouble with standard filaments such as PLA, ABS, PETG, and flexibles such as TPU and TPE sticking to your current build surface, this is a great alternative that will provide better bed adhesion. Powder coated with PEI, this durable build plate is resistant to scratches and requires no careful installation of adhesive. This build surface is also guaranteed to last you much longer than adhesives and sheets, saving you money on multiple replacements in the long run. Have your prints locked down with our durable and reliable LayerLock Powder Coated PEI Build Plate. This upgrade must be paired with the Magnetic FlexPlate System Upgrade.
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
Every 3D printer occassionally needs a little touch up. While the Pulse 3D printer is built to last, we recommend you give some TLC to your printer from time to time. Enter in the Pulse Maintenance Kit. Keep your printer working in tip top shape for years to come with simple, minimal maintenance using essential components and tools in this kit.
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 XE:

The Pulse XE - NylonX Advanced Materials 3D Printer is created specifically for printing NylonX, on top of standard filament, without easily wearing down. This is made possible thanks to the industry-leading components and features we install to ensure 3D printing success. Each of the components listed below are thoroughly assembled and calibrated before you receive your Pulse XE.

BLTouch Probe
BLTouch Bed Leveling Probe
Enjoy a faster, flexible, and more efficient 3D printing process with a BLTouch Automatic Bed Leveling Probe, the most technologically advanced auto-calibration solution available. This sensor gathers accurate data by using a probe to physically touch the bed. Whether you want to use a FlexPlate System, a clipped on sheet of glass or a simple heated bed with tape, your Pulse XE 3D printer will be able to print on all of these surfaces easily thanks to this feature that arrives stock with every Pulse.
Heated Bed with Installed LayerLock Garolite Build Surface
Heated Bed with Installed LayerLock Garolite Build Surface
Print with a wide variety of materials on your Pulse XE 3D printer heated bed. The bed has a pre-installed LayerLock Garolite Build Surface, making it ideal to print on for a wide variety of materials from PLA to NylonX. Improve bed adhesion and further reduce chances of warping with this advance printing material.
Bondtech Extruder
Bondtech Extruder with E3D V6 HotEnd and Hardened Steel Nozzle
The Pulse XE 3D printer comes stock with a Bondtech extruder that all but eliminates slipping, deformation, and under-extrusion. Its E3D V6 hotend reaches temperatures of up to 300°C, making it more than capable of melting tough filaments like NylonX.
LCD Screen
LCD Screen
Don’t want to only use USB connectivity for the Pulse XE? We offer the option to add untethered printing using the LCD screen with a control wheel and SD memory card slot. Export your gcode from MatterControl onto the SD card, plug into the printer and you're ready to roll! Simply and easily manage your print projects without your computer using the LCD Screen.
One Spool of 1.75mm PRO Series Ryno (0.75kg)
One Spool of 1.75mm PRO Series Ryno (0.75kg)
Our MatterHackers PRO Series Ryno filament is all about easily producing high quality prints. We trust this material so much, we make the 3D printed parts on the Pulse out of it! Solid bed adhesion with low oozing and great bridging comes easy with our PRO Series Ryno, making strong, beautiful print production look like a breeze. This professional quality copolymer filament is the best of the best, and made here 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 XE 3D printer’s design is robust and reliable at its core. Its current iteration has been improved to include an aluminum extrusion base that provides more rigidity—a new design with an even better robust and reliable printer base.
MatterControl
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 XE 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 XE using MatterControl.

What's in the Box?

  • Pulse XE Fully Assembled 3D Printer
  • One Spool of MatterHackers PRO Series Ryno - 1.75mm (0.75kg)
  • PVA Glue Stick
  • Art Knife
  • Power Supply
  • USB Cable
  • Quick Start Guide

MatterHackers Success Guarantee

Try your Pulse XE risk-free today - we’re sure you’ll be fully satisfied with your Pulse XE and we take pride in matching you with the best 3D printer for your needs and ensuring your success. If the assembled Pulse XE 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, 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), and as large as 300 microns (.3 mm)
Layer Height 30 microns (.03mm) to 350 microns (.35 mm)
Filament Diameter Ø 1.75 mm
Extruder Bondetch Extruder
Nozzle

Hardened Steel Nozzle 0.4mm

Olsson Ruby Nozzle 0.4mm (Available as an Upgrade)

Max HotEnd Temp E3D V6 >295°C
Max Heated Bed Temp Currently Set to 120°C
Print Surface

Heated Bed with installed LayerLock Garolite Build Surface

BuildTak FlexPlate System available as an upgrade

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 XE 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 on the materials you can use.
Returns/Warranty MatterHackers Success Guarantee, 1-year repair-or-replace warranty, lifetime support.
Why buy from MatterHackers?

At MatterHackers we pride ourselves on offering friendly service, advice, and support. Our prices are always the lowest in the industry when you factor in our free shipping for every item on the MatterHackers site (including 3D printers). Most of all, our staff is attentive and knowledgeable. They have been 3D printing for several years now and are happy to answer your 3D printing questions. Have a question about the amazing capabilities of your new Pulse XE - NylonX Advanced Materials 3D Printer? No problem. Feel free to give us a call.

In short, the MatterHackers Pros are here to partner with you through every step of your 3D printing journey. Additionally, we have all of the PLA, ABS, and Specialty Filament that you could ever need to design anything you can imagine.