Ultimaker 2+
or Ultimaker 3…

Which Ultimaker
is for you?

Ultimaker 3 3D Printer

Everybody is super excited about the launch of the Ultimaker3 and now that the Ultimaker family has extended we want to help make sure you get the right 3D printer for your application.

First things first, the Ultimaker 3 is not a replacement for the Ultimaker 2+ family which remains one of the most easy to use, accurate and reliable single extrusion 3D printers available. We also continue to support the Ultimaker Original+ and Ultimaker want you to play an active part in the direction of their development as you have done with all their printers so far.

Criteria Ultimaker 2+ / Ultimaker 2 Extended+ Ultimaker 3 / Ultimaker 3 Extended
Print Technology FFF FFF
Print Head Swappable Nozzles Easily Swappable Print Cores. Dual Material Extrusion
Build Volume 223 x 223 x 205 mm Left nozzle: 215x215x200mm
Right nozzle: 215x215x200mm
Dual material: 197x215x200mm
Filament diameter 2.85mm 2.85mm
Layer resolution 20-600 micron 20-200 micron
Step accuracy X,Y,Z 12.5, 12.5, 5 micron 12.5, 12.5, 5 micron
Print head travel speed 30 to 300 mm/s 30 to 300 mm/s
Extrusion speed up to 24 mm3/s up to 16mm3/s (future increase planned with 0.8mm Print Core)
Build Plate Heated glass build plate (20° to 100° C) Heated glass build plate (20° to 100° C)
Material Types PLA, PVA, ABS, CPE, Nylon, CPE+, PC, TPU PLA, PVA, ABS, CPE, Nylon (future expansion planned)
Nozzle diameter(s) 0.25mm, 0.4mm, 0.6mm, 0.8mm 0.4mm (future expansion planned)
Nozzle temperature 180° to 260° C 180° to 280° C
Nozzle heat up time ~ 1 minute < 2 min
Build plate heat up time < 4 minutes < 4 minutes
Connectivity Standalone 3D printing from SD card Wi-Fi, ethernet, stand alone via USB-drive
Bed Levelling No Active
Camera No Yes
Filament Detection Manual Automatic
Want to know more? Ultimaker 2+ Ultimaker 2 Extended+ Ultimaker 3 Ultimaker 3 Extended

Does your design require support structure?

Complex design with soluble support (left)
Model once PVA has dissolved in water (right)

 

 

Do you need to be able to print with different nozzle diameters?

Ultimaker 2+ Olsson Block, 0.25, 0.4, 0.6 & 0.8mm nozzles

Ultimaker 3 Swappable Print Cores, currently supports a 0.4mm nozzle.

 

 

Do you require dual colour printing?

Printed in one piece, dual colour print on the Ultimaker 3

 

 

Does your printer need to be online?

The Ultimaker 3 includes WiFi, USB and Ethernet (rear socket) connectivity.

 

 

Do you need your materials to be at optimised settings?

Ultimaker’s new NFC enabled filament reel’s communicate the correct optimised settings to the printer.

 

 

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