Ultimaker UltiMaker Print Core BB 0.40mm (Support Core)

Professional 3D printing just got a whole lot easier with UltiMaker's new Print Cores! These material-matching Print Cores will help maximize print performance and machine uptime, allowing you to get the most out of your UltiMaker S Series of 3D printers. The Print Core BB, also known as the Support Core, is specifically designed for PVA, a water-soluble support material, allowing you ultimate geometric freedom in your dual extrusion prints.

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The UltiMaker S3, S5 and S7 offers seamless integration of software, hardware, and materials, culminating in efficient workflow and consistent, high-quality results. Their revolutionary dual extrusion Print Core system comes with swappable print cores for build (AA) and support (BB) materials, opening up a world of new printing possibilities. Each core also features UltiMaker's unique auto nozzle-lifting system, ensuring reliable, clean, dual extrusion prints.


  • Material-matching. Get consistent, high-quality 3D printing results with customized print cores for engineering build materials or soluble support.
  • Quick-to-change. Quickly swap print cores and switch between different material combinations for a more time-efficient workflow.
  • More materials. Select from a huge portfolio of materials including all UltiMaker filament, as well as our entire catalog of PLAABSPETG, and more!
  • Accurate temperature reading. Maintain the perfect temperature for an even better quality print – with automatic, accurate temperature readings.
  • Reliable and durable. Better 3D printing results, with a new silicone cover to stop filament leaking into the extruder.

Supported Materials

  • Print Core AA (Build Core): PLA, ABS, CPE/PETG, Nylon, and more!
  • Print Core BB (Support Core): PVA
  • Print Core CC: NylonX, Abrasives, Composites, Glow in the Dark PLA, Carbon Fiber material
  • Compatibility: UltiMaker S3, S5 and S7

Pick the Perfect Print Core for Your Application

UltiMaker now offers five different print cores to suit any project:

  • Build Core - Prints most standard materials
    • 0.25mm - Perfect for small or highly detailed parts
    • 0.40mm - The standard print core, an excellent baseline for general printing
    • 0.80 mm - A large nozzle, perfect for printing large parts with extra-wide extrusions
  • Support Core - Prints PVA support material
    • 0.4mm Support Core - The standard Support core, perfect for PVA support material
    • 0.8mm Support Core - A large nozzle to print huge amount of support material extra fast
  • CC Core - Prints Composites and abrasives
    • 0.40mm CC Core - Excellent baseline for general printing with advanced materials
    • 0.60mm CC Core - A large nozzle, perfect for printing large parts out of advanced materials
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