The Ultimaker 3 Extended is an entirely new, industrial-grade large format 3D printer designed from the ground up by Ultimaker. Innovations in Ultimaker 3 result in true design and build freedom. And, the Ultimaker 3 Extended allows complex geometries and mixed materials, all with minimal user intervention.
A completely redesigned extrusion system allows sophisticated dual material printing.
The Ultimaker 3 Extended goes beyond simple dual-extrusion with swappable print cores (within each extruder) that best performance based for each material being used, and an innovative industrial design that moves the unused nozzle out of the way during printing. All aspects of the print, from the specific print core, to the material being used, are automatically recognized by the Ultimaker 3’s software (Cura), which prints at optimal settings for any scenario.
You can combine build and water-soluble support materials to achieve superior surface finish and complex geometries with ease. Or, use multiple colors to create a unique look without the need for paint. The print core system allows for faster material swaps and a greater ease of use. And the print core’s customized internal geometry allows for cores optimized for both build and support material. This redesign allows for fewer clogs and greater reliability. Spend more time printing!
It's a new printer that's built on Ultimaker's considerable experience. The cooling system has been optimized for greater efficiency: increased cooling, decreased noise. LED indicators on the swappable cores indicate potential issues and alert the user that intervention may be necessary. New NFC-enhanced material spools tell the printer what you're planning to build with, and extensively tested and optimized materials profiles in the software (Cura) make automatic settings adjustments to allow for a more consistent and high-quality result. A redesigned build platform features several improvements: it's lighter and stiffer; reducing vibrations and improving print quality. An active assisted-leveling system allows for minute Z-adjustments in the first ten layers of your build, creating the best base for your print and helping to ensure success all the way up.
A wide range of materials are available from Ultimaker, allowing you to select what's best for your application. Nylon, PLA, ABS, CPE, and PVA are available at launch. And, CPE+, PC, and TPU95A are coming.
Communicate with your Ultimaker 3 Extended via wifi or LAN, or use the USB port to print from the included 16gb USB stick. (Note that direct printing from computer to printer via USB is not supported). And, monitor the ongoing print using the integrated live camera simply by connecting your Ultimaker 3 Extended to your network.
Q: Since the new (white) filament spools include an RFID chip, do the old (black) spools no longer work?
A: The old spools are still compatible, but the printer will not recognize the material type and this will need to be set manually within Cura and on the printer.
Q: Can the Ultimaker 2/2+ be converted to an Ultimaker 3?
A: No, older Ultimaker models cannot be retrofitted with the new UM3 features due to additions within the electronics in order to support new functions on the Ultimaker 3.
Q: How long does the PVA take to dissolve in water?
A: This depends on the density of the support structures and the size of the model, but it’s best to allow up to 24-48 hours for complete dissolution. A larger water tank and agitation/water movement will significantly reduce the amount of time needed.
Q: Can you change the nozzles on the print cores?
A: No. A print core is a complete component and is not designed to be disassembled or serviced.
Q: Are print cores available with different size nozzles?
A: Currently, 0.44mm is the only nozzle size available. Additional sizes are intended to be released in the future.
Q: Are 3rd party filaments supported? What materials does Ultimaker support?
A: Ultimaker officially supports a number of materials, but uses an open filament system which allows users to experiment with additional, non-supported filaments. Full information on Ultimaker filament, including data sheets, suggested print settings, and printer compatibility can be found at the following link:
Q: What does the warranty cover?
A: The one-year manufacturer’s warranty covers parts and defects excluding the hot end components. The hot end components are considered consumable parts and have a lifespan of around 200-300 print hours - depending on the filament material used.
Please note for customers outside of the US: Dynamism will cover freight costs to the customer on unit warranty repairs, but the customer is responsible for any taxes on delivery. The customer is responsible for return unit warranty shipments from the customer and for freight costs on warranty parts to the customer.
There are a number of reasons to use official Ultimaker filament. It is manufactured with high standards and has been tested extensively for reliable printing. With the Ultimaker 3, the user also benefits from the connectivity between the filament spool, printer, and Cura, which automatically loads the correct print profile for the materials being used. Please note that any damage caused by the use of 3rd party filaments will not be covered under warranty and will be the responsibility of the purchaser.