Ultimaker 3 and the Ultimaker 3 Extended

Professional 3D printing made accessible

  • Complete design freedom
  • Reliable dual extrusion with water soluble support
  • High uptime and fast changeovers with swappable print cores
  • Cohesive 3D printing ecosystem and connectivity

The print head

Dual extrusion

Combine build and water-soluble support materials to create complex mechanical parts and intricate surfaces or choose to print with two colors. Ultimaker 3’s unique auto nozzle-lifting system ensures a smooth, professional finish with every print.

Swappable print cores

Faster print core changes mean higher uptime and easier maintenance. Your Ultimaker 3 comes with print cores for build (AA) and support (BB) materials. There’s a customized nozzle geometry per material – ensuring lower clogging risks and a more reliable 3D printing experience.

New optimized cooling

Ultimaker 3 has a powerful, low-noise fan system. Featuring two new radial fans and fan shrouds, it creates greater pressure build-up for an improved airflow. This ensures better cooling, high quality bridging, faster print runs and smooth print surfaces.

LED status indicators

Print core LED lights ensure an optimized 3D printing experience by alerting if any user interaction is needed.

Complex designs with reliable dual extrusion

Create sophisticated models and intricate geometries like this Gyro by Virtox – and remove supports by resting the print in water, without leaving a trace. It’s the most reliable dual extrusion printer on the market.

Water soluble support structures help you build intricate structures, complex mechanical parts and smooth surfaces.

Choose the perfect material

Ultimaker 3’s range of materials are formulated to achieve superior results. Optimized Cura profiles offer the best print settings per material and recognize which print core and material you’re using. The open filament system lets you experiment with all kinds of materials to empower your business.

Optimized for Nylon

Flexible, durable, corrosion-resistant

Nylon (polyamide) is a manufacturer’s favorite. With high strength-to-weight ratio, low-friction and flexibility, it’s ideal for 3D printing tools, functional prototypes and end-use products.

Optimized for PLA

Fast, safe and reliable

Ultimaker PLA (polylactic acid) is reliable, offers fantastic surface quality, and it’s made from organic, renewable sources. It serves a wide range of applications for both novice and advanced users.

Optimized for ABS

Tough, stable, impact-resistant

ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) has excellent mechanical properties – ideal for functional prototypes and complex end-use products. It can withstand temperatures of up to 85 ˚C.

Optimized for CPE

Chemical resistant, strong, stable

CPE (co-polyester) is built for even tougher print jobs. Chemical and temperature resistant, with dimensional stability, it’s great for functional prototypes and mechanical parts.

Optimized for PVA

Water soluble material

Ultimaker PVA is a water soluble support material ideal for printing complex models in PLA or Nylon that require supports for large overhangs, deep internal cavities, and intricate geometries.

Optimized for CPE+

Tough and heat-resistant

CPE+ (co-polyester) is built for tougher print jobs that require high temperature resistance and good dimensional stability.

Optimized for TPU 95A

Semi-flexible and resistant to wear and tear

With a Shore-A hardness of 95 and elongation of up to 580% at break, Ultimaker TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) is semi-flexible, durable, and chemical-resistant.

Optimized for PC

Heat-resistant and strong

PC (polycarbonate) offers a high temperature resistance, good mechanical strength and toughness, which makes it a great choice for molds, tools, and functional prototypes.

Optimized for PP

Fatigue and chemical-resistant

Ultimaker PP (polypropylene) offers excellent temperature and chemical-resistance. Its toughness, low density, and exceptional fatigue resistance make it a perfect choice for creating lightweight and durable end-use parts.

High uptime,low maintenance

Together with optimized Cura profiles, advanced material recognition system, and material-matching swappable print cores, Ultimaker 3 is engineered for high uptime and reliable, industrial-grade results. And its full potential is yet to be unleashed.

To reduce time to market, we set up a print farm of around 20 Ultimaker 3 machines to 3D print the improved reel holders with a new, improved design. Used as an additive manufacturing system, the first Ultimaker 3 printers proved to be production-ready, reliable, and able to deliver results.

It’s in the making

Ultimaker 3 opens up a world of new 3D printing possibilities. Translate your vision into reality – without compromising on efficiency, reliability or precision. Now that you can achieve greater print complexity, the question is – what will you create?

Ultimaker service and support

Our dedicated service partner network offer customer support in every major region of the world – whenever and wherever you need.

  • Local training by certified partners (recommended)
  • Professional help in your time zone and language
  • Spare parts and materials always in stock