Pulse XE - NylonX Advanced Materials 3D Printer

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Pulse XE is the reliable workhorse FDM 3D printer designed to deliver excellent print results and an optimal additive manufacturing experience—right out of the box—for passionate prosumers running startup Etsy shops to experienced establishments operating enterprise-level organizations.

Key Features of Pulse XE 3D Printer:
• Hassle-free advanced material printing
• Easy setup and bed-leveling - get started in minutes
• Customize to fit your 3D printing needs
• Comes with Magnetic Bed & Filament Runout Sensor
• Interchangeable tool head system for minimal downtime and maximal hotend upgradeability
• 1 Year Warranty with Lifetime Customer Support
• Made in the USA

For discounted education pricing contact education@matterhackers.com.

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Pulse XE - NylonX Advanced Materials 3D Printer

Prosumer Tested, Professional Approved

Pulse XE is an FDM desktop 3D printer designed to be a reliable workhorse, right out of the box, for any application ranging from small Etsy startups to enterprise-level establishments.

Key Features of Pulse XE 3D Printer:

  • Hassle-free standard and advanced material printing
  • Easy setup and bed-leveling - get started in minutes
  • Arrives fully calibrated with industry-leading components
  • Customize to fit your 3D printing needs
  • Interchangeable tool head system for easy and flexible hotend customization
  • Filament Runout Sensor minimizes failed prints
  • Free 1 Year Warranty with Lifetime Customer Support
  • Pre-Assembled in Orange County, California, USA

Phenomenal 3D Printing Starts With a Pulse

Whether it's a standard PLA mini statue or an abrasive NylonG sturdy gasket, Pulse XE can print excellent results with relative ease for a multitude of materials.

  • Achieve 20 microns of fine resolution FDM printing
  • Succeed with a large variety of materials—0 upgrades required
  • Enjoy consistent, satisfying print quality results
Beautiful NylonX printed on a LayerLock Garolite build surface

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

Hassle-Free Accuracy with Pre-Assembled Calibrated Components

Pulse delivers a fine first layer thanks to the rigorous quality check and testing every single printer goes through before arriving on your doorstep.

  • Hands-off automatic mesh-bed leveling
  • Hassle-free fine first layers
  • Components fine-tuned and tested for guaranteed accuracy

Extrude Advanced Materials and More

NylonX, Polypropylene, Metal—the Pulse is more than capable of extruding these engineering-grade materials and more with its stock extrusion setup and recommended filament-specific accessories.

  • Hotend extrudes materials up to 290°C
  • Nozzle stands up against abrasive filaments
  • Compatible with NylonX and NylonG out of the box
  • Check out the Expansion Packs for recommended accessories specific to materials like Metal
NylonX printed by Pulse XE

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

Experience a Streamlined 3D Printing Workflow

Pulse XE takes over many of the small (but important) time-consuming additive manufacturing tasks so you're left with more time to invest in the more fulfilling parts of digital fabrication.

  • Minimum manual calibration required
  • Filament Runout Sensor monitors material for you
  • Interchangeable tool head system for quick hot extrusion upgrades/repairs
  • Removable build plate for build surface flexibility and convenient print removal

The FDM Workhorse Built for a Print Farm

One, five, twenty—we confidently guarantee that the Pulse XE is designed and built to be a workhorse FDM machine for any print farm size thanks to reliable manufacturer sourced parts, thorough research and testing, and consistent iteration for over half a decade.

  • Our Production Team's Pulse XE Print Farm has clocked in thousands of 3D printing hours
  • Built with industry-leading components to guarantee reliable production performance
  • Compatible with Octoprint and Raspberry Pi for unlimited possibilities to set up a print farm system designed for your personal workflow
Beautiful NylonX printed on a LayerLock Garolite build surface

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

Self-Made Quality Components

The top-of-the-line components on customers' machines are the same ones used to 3D print parts that structure the Pulse's own anatomy. Quality breeds quality and the Pulse only uses reliable technology that our own Pulse Pros trust and use to produce the best FDM printed parts.

  • Printed parts and industrial components are functional and durable for most applications
  • Parts are printed out of high-quality PRO Series RYNO filament
  • Guaranteed to endure the daily labor-intensive printing schedule on a print farm

What Our Customers Say About Pulse

I just love this machine so much!  

-Bill White | Applied Engineering and Technology Teacher & MatterHackers Education Ambassador

"It is the perfect printer for printing functional parts in the school setting or for personal use!"
Read Bill's full review of the Pulse XE here.

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.
Slice Engineering Mosquito HotEnd Upgrade
Mosquito Hotend with DiamondBack Nozzle +$284
High-quality Slice Engineering hotend specially designed to eliminate heat creep and streamline nozzle changes down to one hand and one tool. This REPLACES the E3D V6 hotend and Hardened Steel Nozzle that comes stock with the base model.

What Add-Ons are Available for the Pulse XE?

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.
Glass Plate for Magnetic Base
Glass Plate for Magnetic Base +$69.95
A glass plate installed on a LayerLock spring steel build plate. Print with most materials (though additional adhesives may be needed for complete success for specific materials). Will leave a beautiful smooth, shiny first layer finish.
LayerLock Extra Flexplate for Polypropylene
LayerLock Extra Spring Steel Plate for Polypropylene +$45
A LayerLock Build Surface for Polypropylene installed on a LayerLock spring steel build plate. Combine with a bed adhesive solution for polypropylene for maximum success with Polypropylene.
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 XE 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.
Filament Runout Sensor
Filament Runout Sensor
This will alert MatterControl to pause your print session when the spool is out of material, minimizing chances of incomplete prints.
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
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 XE Fully Assembled 3D Printer
  • One Spool of MatterHackers PRO Series Ryno - 1.75mm (0.75kg)
  • PVA Glue Stick
  • 3 pc Hex Wrench Set
  • Power Cord
  • Spool Holder Rod
  • USB Cable
  • 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 Filament Runout
Nozzle Size 0.4mm
1.2mm (separate purchase)
Supports various nozzle diameters
Nozzle Type E3D Hardened Steel
ChampionX DiamondBack (upgrade)
Slice Engineering Vanadium (separate purchase)
Supports various nozzle types
HotEnd E3D V6
Slice Engineering Mosquito [upgrade]
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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