Pulse XE - NylonX Advanced Materials 3D Printer


The Pulse XE is a reliable and easy-to-use, yet powerful 3D printer that is engineered to print with advanced materials straight out of the box with beautiful, repeatable results.

Top Pulse XE 3D Printer Features:

• Hassle-free advanced material printing
• Easy setup and bed-leveling - get started in minutes
• Arrives fully calibrated with industry-leading components
• Customize and upgrade to fit your 3D printing needs
• Made in the USA with lifetime customer support

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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 using the Pulse XE. Your robust projects deserve to be produced using robust materials on an even more robust 3D printer.

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. Want other powerful options? The Pulse XE also offers the choice to upgrade your Pulse to include a Mosquito hotend by Slice Engineering, a DiamondBack nozzle, and/or a 32-bit CPU that quickly and quietly delivers cleaner prints without missing a beat.

Constructed With Care

Our Pulse Pros team is attentive to all the nitty-gritty steps that go into building every single Pulse XE. From upgrading the heated bed to operate on 24V for faster, better, and more consistent heating to attaching the power supply to the aluminum frame for even more sturdy stability, every design choice our engineers took into account during the 5th evolution of our improvement process is done to deliver top quality prints for an overall elevated 3D printing experience.
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.

Lifetime Support

Using time-tested, best-in-class components allows you the capability to print on the Pulse XE for years to come. The care we provide doesn’t stop after we build and ship your 3D printer from our warehouse. Made right here in the US, every Pulse XE is backed with lifetime email and phone support by experts at MatterHackers who will happily help make caring for your printer as easy as possible. If you need assistance, our friendly staff is available for any questions you may have about this stunning 3D printer package designed to help you succeed with your additive manufacturing needs.

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—a strong, customizable, and easy-to-use FDM machine; but we didn’t stop there. Going on our 5th research and design evolution (and counting), MatterHackers has created an amazing 3D printer in the Pulse XE Advanced Materials 3D Printer. 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 a plethora of materials such as 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 community's most popular design, known for its sturdy build and reliable printing. Every Pulse XE comes standard with several powerful upgrades that run on 24V so your 3D printer never misses a beat during the software's complex operation. Pulse XE components are precision machined, and each portion of the experience finely honed so you can smoothly and easily 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. The 24V power supply that attaches to the aluminum frames adds even more stability to the machine for consistently beautiful and accurate printed parts. Comprised of an E3D V6 HotEnd and a hardened steel nozzle on the stock machine, the Pulse XE’s hotend setup is more than capable of heating up and extruding abrasive filament like NylonX—the perfect material for projects that need to be durable and have high tensile strength. 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 the 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 the ideal material to use for functional parts. Easily extrude this filament using either the powerful E3D V6 that comes stock with the machine or upgrade to Slice Engineering's Mosquito—a radical new take on hotend efficiency and easy nozzle changing.

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 which leaves 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 satisfy specific printing needs. For the Pulse XE, this amazing FDM machine 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 carefully chosen 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 powerful 24V 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 filament right out of the box.

The Pulse XE 3D Printer is designed to provide you the necessary hotend, nozzle, and heated bed surface to get you started printing NylonX filament 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 on the FDM 3D printer yourself. We’ll do it for you!

No need to install the right nozzle and hotend on the FDM 3D printer 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.

NylonX delivers the strength you need in sturdy, functional end-use 3D printed parts. Easily churn out prints made of this powerful advanced material using the Pulse XE FDM 3D printer.

NylonX delivers the strength you need in sturdy, functional end-use 3D printed parts. Easily churn out prints made of this powerful advanced material using the Pulse XE FDM 3D printer.

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 3D printer away.

Printing parts as sleek and sturdy as this skateboard truck are only a Pulse XE 3D printer away.

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."

Available Upgrade Configurations for the Pulse XE:

Every upgrade available for the Pulse XE is guaranteed to enhance your 3D printing experience. Using the highest quality parts on the market, these upgraded components are sure to deliver top results for years to come. Each upgrade you configure on your Pulse XE unlocks more 3D printing capabilities such as increased printing speed, higher 3D printing uptime, print surface interchangeability, and more.

Filament Runout Sensor
Filament Runout Sensor +$50
While a print is in progress, the Filament Runout Sensor constantly monitors filament to ensure successful printing. Run out of filament mid-print? Our Sensor will alert MatterControl to pause your print session. This will allow you to reload filament and seamlessly continue printing. Rest easy knowing incomplete print results will drastically reduce with the Filament Runout Sensor.
Deluxe Hi-Res LCD Screen
Deluxe Hi-Res LCD Screen +$95
The Deluxe Hi-Res LCD screen has a large control wheel and standard SD memory card slot that allows for untethered printing on top of USB connectivity. Export your gcode from MatterControl onto the SD card, plug it into the printer and you're ready to roll!  The Deluxe-Hi Res LCD allows for a customizable RGB backlight of the screen and button on top of the standard features that come with the Standard LCD screen. This upgrade replaces the Standard LCD that comes stock with the Pulse XE.
Slice Engineering Mosquito HotEnd Upgrade
Maintain high print uptime and expand the versatility of your Pulse XE by quickly and easily switching between different nozzles using the Mosquito Hotend! Thanks to its unique, compact rigid design, nozzles can be switched with one hand and heat stays where it needs to be. Take advantage of the many perks that come with the Mosquito Hotend to unlock the full potential of your Pulse XE 3D Printer. This upgrade replaces the E3D V6 Hotend that comes stock with the Pulse XE
DiamondBack Nozzle Upgrade
DiamondBack Nozzle Upgrade +$99
The only nozzle you'll ever need—DiamondBack nozzles are designed to reliably withstand the toughest of abrasive filaments for the long haul. With it's diamond makeup, not only does it have the best thermal conductivity out of most common nozzle types...it's also made out of the strongest material for a long lifespan.This upgrade replaces the hardened steel nozzle that comes stock with the Pulse XE.

Available Add-Ons for the Pulse XE:

Every add-on 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 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.

MatterHackers Launchpad
Launchpad Remote Training+$99.99
Get printing quickly and with confidence by leveraging the experts at MatterHackers. Launchpad gives you access to our application engineers for one hour of remote training in addition to the Pulse guides, where you can work through any questions and get set up for success.
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 PRO Filament Drying System
PrintDry PRO Filament Drying System +$179
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. With additional accessories, the PrintDry PRO can be upgraded to dry up to 4 spools or a single large spool.
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.
BuildTak Extra FlexPlate
BuildTak Extra Spring Steel Plate +$35
Save time and effort alternating between multiple build surfaces for different print jobs with an extra BuildTak Spring Steel Plate! Just take off the Garolite build plate right after a finished NylonX print, place the extra LayerLock 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.
LayerLock Garolite Extra FlexPlate
LayerLock Garolite Extra Spring Steel Plate +$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.
LayerLock Powder Coated PEI Build Plate
LayerLock Powder Coated PEI Build Plate +$36
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.
Glass Plate for Magnetic Base
Glass Plate for Magnetic Base +$69.95
Increase the variety of build surfaces currently available for magnetic print beds to include the classic surface every maker can rely on—the glass plate. When you find yourself missing the shiny, smooth bottom surface achieved through printing on a glass surface, simply take the off the surface currently on the magnetic bed and attach the Glass Plate for Magnetic Base in its place.
LayerLock Extra Flexplate for Polypropylene
LayerLock Extra Spring Steel Plate for Polypropylene +$45
Interested in 3D printing with polypropylene? LayerLock Build Surface for Polypropylene is the bed surface you need to succeed. Easily switch between printing PLA on BuildTak to producing polypropylene parts on this LayerLock Extra Flexplate for Polypropylene. Combine this with an E3D v6 and Bondtech upgrade, as well as a bed adhesive solution for polypropylene, for maximum success. This add-on comes with LayerLock Build Surface for Polypropylene installed on the build plate.
MatterHackers 3D Printing Tool Kit Premium
MatterHackers 3D Printing Tool Kit Premium+$96
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.

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.

32-Bit Upgrade
32-Bit CPU
Print faster, cleaner, and more accurately with the 32-Bit CPU! A faster CPU clock, more RAM, and optimized firmware—these are just some of the many perks of this stock feature.
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 magnetic bed 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.
LayerLock MagBase
LayerLock MagBase
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. Pulse XE comes stock with a LayerLock MagBase 9” x 10” ensures part removal is super easy and saves you time and effort. Switch between different bed surfaces like BuildTak, Garolite, PEI, Polypropylene and more.
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 magnetic base with a LayerLock Garolite Build Surface attached via a spring steel plate, 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 advanced build surface.
Bondtech Extruder
Bondtech BMG 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.
Capricorn Tubing XS Tubing
Capricorn Tubing XS Tubing - Premium Bowden Tubing (1.75mm)
The Pulse XE delivers a smooth and reliable experience—right down to the bowden tube. Every Pulse 3D printer comes stock with Capricorn XS Tubing, the premium brand of PTFE Bowden Tubing carefully designed to succeed with FDM 3D printing. Engineered to adhere to stricter diameter tolerances and formulated with additional additives that increase lubricity, issues resulting from hysteresis are effectively eliminated so jams, clogs, and gaps in printing are avoided from a small, but vital, component of a 3D printer.
LCD Screen
Standard LCD Screen
Don’t want to only use USB connectivity for the Pulse XE? We offer the option to add untethered printing using the Standard 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 Standard LCD Screen. Note that you will need a standard SD card that has 2-16GB capacity and must be formatted as FAT32.
24V Power Supply
24V Power Supply and Spool Holder
The beautiful prints that the Pulse XE produces are not by chance or luck. Careful consideration has been invested in the design and parts of the Pulse XE. The 24V power supply—attached to the frame for stability—has the power to process 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, further ensuring the FDM production process goes smoothly for fantastic results.
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. Attached to the frame is a 24V power supply that provides additional sturdiness resulting in the beautiful clean prints you'll be producing with this machine. With the spool holder that attached to the power supply, filament flow is seamless so any chances of uneven extruded layer lines are reduced. The Pulse XE 3D printer is truly designed to give you the best results possible.
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
  • Hobby Knife
  • 3 pc Hex Wrench Set
  • Power Cord
  • USB Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
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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)
590 x 555 x 625 mm (23.23 x 21.85 x 24.61 in)
These dimensions include the LCD screen and wires protruding from the machine. The X, Y, and Z movements do not go beyond these dimensions.
CPU 32-bit with Stepper Drivers
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 BMG Extruder

Hardened Steel Nozzle 0.4mm

DiamondBack Nozzle 0.4mm (Available as an Upgrade)

Max HotEnd Temp

E3D V6 >295°C

Slice Engineering Mosquito >295°C (Available as Upgrade)

Max Heated Bed Temp 100°C
Print Surface

Heated Bed with installed LayerLock Magbase and LayerLock Garolite Build Surface

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 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 Standard 1-year repair-or-replace warranty, lifetime support.
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