The Ultimaker 3 is an innovative dual extrusion machine with a large build area. This industrial grade 3D printer is the newest addition to the Ultimaker family of printers which includes the Ultimaker 2 + and Ultimaker 2 Extended + as well as the Ultimaker 3 Extended. The Ultimaker 3 allows you to create high resolution and production quality dual extrusion parts. The innovative nozzle lifting system, swappable print cores, and automatic bed leveling make this an exceptionally advanced dual extrusion printer ready for professional 3D printing.

Ultimaker Print Core BB 0.80mm (Support Core)

Ultimaker Print Core AA 0.40mm (Build Core)

3D Solex HardCore Pro 7 Print Core (Build Core)

BuildTak 3D Printer Build Surface 9 x 10 (Pack of 3)

Ultimaker 3 Enhanced Service Package

Ultimaker Print Core BB 0.40mm (Support Core)

Ultimaker Print Core AA 0.80mm (Build Core)

The Ultimaker 3 is the first ever dual extrusion printer produced by Ultimaker. Ultimaker has built a loyal following over the past several years because they make exceptionally high quality printers which have a reputation for reliability and dependability. The new Ultimaker 3 is the evolution of all of Ultimakers 3D printing efforts. This printer comes standard with an automatic bed leveling system, which makes printing more effortless than ever before.

The Ultimaker 3 comes with swappable print cores (aka hotends) so that you can experience greater dual extrusion reliability by utilizing specific cores and nozzles for different material types. Currently, two cores are available – AA and BB. The AA core is the core designed for standard materials such asPLAfilament,ABSfilament, etc. The BB core is designed for use with dissolvable support materials such asPVAandHIPS. The AA and BB cores feature nozzles which have customized geometry so that they are optimized for different material types. That means that you can expect greater reliability and fewer failed prints.

Ultimakers innovative dual extrusion system allows you to print with two materials at once so that you can utilize multiple colors or support materials such as HIPS. Dissolvable support materials like PVA allow you to create complex prints without using breakaway supports. The dual extruder on the Ultimaker 3 comes with a unique auto nozzle-lifting system which picks up your secondary print nozzle when it is not in use. This allows the user to achieve cleaner prints without the stringing commonly associated with dual extrusion printers.

The new fans on the Ultimaker 3 are ultra low noise to minimize distraction. The Ultimaker 3 comes with two new radial fans and fan shrouds which greatly improve airflow. The result is superior cooling, better quality bridging, faster printing, and seriously smooth printed parts.

The Ultimaker 3 is a fully open source 3D printer and as such, you can utilize any 3.00mm filament that you desire to use (although we recommend filaments with a diameter below 2.90mm such as ourPRO Serieswhich has a diameter of 2.88mm). Please note that some Ultimaker filaments will now be shipping with NFC chips which can be read by the Ultimaker 3 and Ultimaker 3 Extended. These NFC chipped spools allow materials settings to be auto populated for you. However, you may still continue to use any 2.85mm, 2.88mm, or 2.90mm filament that you desire to use with your new Ultimaker 3 or 3 Extended.

You can now print remotely over WiFi directly to your Ultimaker 3 via Cura or you can print using a USB stick. Feel free to check on your print at any time using the built in live camera on the Ultimaker 3.

The new build plate on the Ultimaker 3 is designed for active and automatic leveling. A capacative sensor in the print head measures the distance between the bed and the nozzle. The tilt angle is then compensated by adjusting the z height on the first few layers. This leads to better build plate adhesion and more accurate leveling. Additionally, the new build plate is also lighter and stiffer than previous build plates. Lastly, the build plate is heated so that you can print with a plethora of materials.

Layer resolution up to 20 micron for 0.4 mm nozzle

Dual extrusion with a soluble support material

Heated build plate with active leveling

Ultimakers PTFE tubing has issues fitting some 3mm filament, depending on their true diameter and/or a wide dimensional accuracy. For PLA and ABS, we highly recommend ourPRO Series, which has a true diameter of 2.88mm and an accuracy within 0.05mm.

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 ourfree shippingfor every item on the MatterHackers site (including 3D printers). Most of all, our staff is friendly 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 Ultimaker? No problem. Feel free to give us a call.

In short, buying a 3D printer from MatterHackers is a holistic experience. We are here to partner with you through every step of your 3D printing journey. Additionally, we have all of thePLAABS, andSpecialty Filamentthat you could ever need to design anything you can imagine.