Note: When using the Ultimaker 3, the nozzle and build plate temperature on the initial layer may be different due to the ‘Print Temperature Initial Layer’ and ‘Build Plate Temperature Initial Layer’ settings in Cura.
The print cooling fan speed for Ultimaker CPE is different per printer and nozzle size to achieve the best quality. The fans are not fully on while printing to avoid layer bonding problems. For shorter layers, the print cooling fan speed is gradually increased to 100% to ensure optimal quality throughout the print.
Although Ultimaker CPE adheres well to the glass plate, it does tend to warp heavily. For optimal adhesion and glass plate protection using the correct adhesion methods is important.
To minimize warping when printing with Ultimaker CPE, apply a thin layer of glue to the glass plate using the glue provided in the accessory box of your 3D printer. In addition to the adhesive properties, the glue serves as a protective layer for the glass plate. Not using the glue results in a high risk of chipping the glass plate when removing the print.
Cura build plate adhesion
In preconfigured Ultimaker CPE Cura profiles, the default build plate adhesion method is a brim. A brim is made of a few extra printed lines around the 3D print on the initial layer to improve adhesion and avoid warping.
Ultimaker CPE filament prints reliably, therefore additional accessories such as the front enclosure included in the Advanced 3D Printing Kit are not necessary, unless you are printing large or thin-walled objects. In this case, the front enclosure will help avoid cracks in your 3D prints and provides a controlled print environment for more consistent and reliable results.
Health and safety
Ultimaker CPE emits low levels of gasses and particles when used in accordance with the temperatures in the table above. To ensure a comfortable and healthy environment, we recommend 3D printing in a well-ventilated area.