Note: On the Ultimaker 3 the nozzle and build plate temperature on the first layer may be different due to the ‘Print Temperature Initial Layer’ and ‘Build Plate Temperature Initial Layer’ settings in Cura.
The settings listed in the table are used for the Ultimaker PP print profiles in Cura for different Ultimaker printers. For best results, it is crucial to select the correct printer, nozzle diameter, and material in Cura. It is also important to ensure you have selected the correct material on your Ultimaker 3D printer to automatically use the corresponding temperatures.
For the most consistent print quality, the default print cooling fan speed for Ultimaker PP is 10 – 20%. This ensures smooth surfaces (especially for overhangs) and good bridging.
Note: Avoid excessive cooling to prevent warping.
Ultimaker PP is prone to warping. The use of adhesion sheets is essential for the best print quality.
The use of the adhesion sheets (available separately or in the Advanced 3D Printing Kit for the Ultimaker 2+ or Ultimaker 3) is strongly recommended when printing with Ultimaker PP. This ensures optimal adhesion to the build plate. Please note that using glue as an alternative adhesion method will be insufficient for reliable adhesion of large prints.
To prevent warping, we also recommend using the front enclosure included in the Advanced 3D Printing Kit (for the Ultimaker 2+ or Ultimaker 3). This will keep the temperature inside the 3D printer at around 45 °C and provides a higher print success rate, better quality, and better performance of the printed parts.
Cura build plate adhesion
All default profiles for Ultimaker PP in Cura use a large brim (20 – 25 mm) as a build plate adhesion type. A brim is made of several extra printed lines around the initial layers of the 3D print to ensure successful adhesion to the build plate and to avoid warping. Please note that a brim will reduce the printing area of your build plate.
Health and safety
Ultimaker PP is safe to print when using the recommended temperature settings listed above. To ensure a comfortable and healthy environment, we recommend 3D printing in a well-ventilated area.