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The Ultimaker 3 Extended is the most reliable dual extrusion 3D printer available. Achieve complex designs and improved 3D print performance.

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Ultimaker 3 Extended

Delivering accuracy and consistency

Enjoy complete design freedom with the Ultimaker 3 and Ultimaker 3 Extended. With market-leading dual extrusion and water-soluble support materials, now you can 3D print complex geometries straight from your desk without the hassle.

3D print complex parts with ease

Features summary

The Ultimaker 3 and Ultimaker 3 Extended deliver an incredibly reliable 3D printing experience. Their market-leading dual extrusion system, automatic build plate leveling, NFC spool recognition, and hot-swappable print cores make it easy to 3D print complex geometries with high uptime and repeatability.

  • Dual extrusion build volume: up to 197 x 215 x 300 mm (7.8 x 8.5 x 11.8 inches)
  • Up to 20 micron (0.001 inch) layer resolution
  • Up to 280 °C nozzle temperature
  • Open filament system – print with any 2.85 mm material
  • Award-winning performance according to 3D Hubs, All3DP, Tom's Guide, and more

Deep integration with your workflow

Wi-Fi, LAN, and NFC connectivity means the Ultimaker 3 fits seamlessly into your workflow:

  • The 3D printer automatically recognizes which materials and print cores are loaded and communicates the setup to Ultimaker Cura
  • Our free slicing software then loads optimized, predefined print settings for those materials (hundreds more tested profiles are available from the Ultimaker Marketplace)
  • This makes it possible to go from CAD to starting a print in a few clicks
  • Then track print progress via Ultimaker Connect and printer's built-in camera
Ultimaker 3 connectivity means seamless integration with the 3D printing workflow

Market-leading dual extrusion

Combine build materials with water-soluble support to create complex mechanical parts and intricate surfaces – or choose to print with two colors. Ultimaker 3 has a unique auto nozzle-lifting system that ensures a smooth, professional finish with every print, giving you complete design freedom.

Ultimaker 3 dual extrusion print gyro with water-soluble PVA

Hot-swappable print cores

Quicker print core changes mean higher uptime and easier material switching. The Ultimaker 3 ships with two 0.4 mm AA print cores for build materials and Ultimaker Breakaway, and one 0.4 mm BB print core for water-soluble Ultimaker PVA. These are automatically recognized by your printer and in Ultimaker Cura. They feature LED lights to clearly alert you if any interaction is needed..

Other AA print cores are also available:

  • 0.25 mm for detailed prints
  • 0.8 mm for faster prints
Designer swapping the print cores in an Ultimaker 3

Automatically perfect first-layer adhesion

Before every print, the capacitive print head sensor probes the removable heated built plate at multiple points to find microscopic variations in its topology. The tilt angle is then compensated by adjusting the Z-height in the first layers. The result? More accurate leveling and improved build plate adhesion.

Active build plate leveling on the Ultimaker 3 desktop 3D printer
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Technical specifications

Dual extrusion build volume Ultimaker 3 197 x 215 x 200 mm

Ultimaker 3 Extended: 197 x 215 x 300 mm
Assembled dimensions Ultimaker 3: 342 x 505 x 588 mm

Ultimaker 3 Extended: 342 x 505 x 688 mm
Print technology Fused filament fabrication (FFF)
Weight Ultimaker 3: 10.6 kg (23.4 lbs)

Ultimaker 3 Extended: 11.3 kg (24.9 lbs)
Maximum power output 221 W
Layer resolution 0.25 mm nozzle: 150 - 60 micron

0.4 mm nozzle: 200 - 20 micron

0.8 mm nozzle: 600 - 20 micron
XYZ resolution 12.5, 12.5, 2.5 micron
Feeder type Dual-geared feeder
Display Dot-matrix display with click wheel
Print core replacement Swappable print cores
Print head Dual extrusion print head with an auto-nozzle lifting system and swappable print cores
Nozzle diameters 0.25 mm, 0.4 mm, 0.8 mm
Build speed < 24 mm³/s
Nozzle temperature 180 - 280 °C
Nozzle heat-up time < 2 minutes
Operating Sound < 50 dBA
Build plate leveling Active leveling
Build plate 20 - 100 °C heated glass build plate
Build plate heat-up time < 4 minutes (from 20 to 60 °C)
Operating ambient temperature 15 - 32 °C (59 - 90 °F)
Non-operating temperature 0 - 32 °C (32 - 90 °F)
Supplied free software Ultimaker Cura – print preparation software

Ultimaker Connect – printer management software
Cloud support Ultimaker Cloud
Support OS MacOS, Windows, and Linux
Plugin integration SolidWorks, Siemens NX, Autodesk Inventor
Supplied free software Ultimaker Cura: STL, OBJ, X3D, 3MF, BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG

Printable formats: G, GCODE, GCODE.gz, UFP
File transfer Wi-Fi, LAN, USB
Certification CE, FCC, VPAT, RoHS, REACH, CB, BIS, KC, PSE, RCM, SRRC, MIC, NCC, Safe unattended professional use
Documentation   MSDS download
  VPAT download
  CE download
Training Training is available online or via our dedicated network of local service partners (recommended).
Warranty period 12 months
Lifetime support Expert technical support via email, phone, or from our global community is available to you for the lifetime of your printer.
Extended support Online resources, extensive manuals (in multiple languages), material technical and safety data sheets (in multiple languages), a detailed knowledge base, and much more.
Warranty Extension
  • Extends the manufacturer warranty cover of parts from 12 months to 36 months*
  • Service Warranty for 36 months, if your machine needs repair we will commit to repairing it for you free of charge**
  • Telephone and Email Support
  • Warranty Extension.
    Ultimaker Material Alliance

    Choosing the right material is critical to the success of your 3D print. Ultimaker's open filament system lets you print with any 2.85 mm filament, and print profiles from the Ultimaker Marketplace streamline print preparation and maximize your print success rate.

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    Ultimaker 3 Extended Accessories

    • Ultimaker Cleaning Filament

      For Ultimaker print cores A pack of ten 20 cm long cleaning filament pieces to ensure your Ultimaker print cores are always in optimal condition. Especially effective for cleaning a...
    • Dimafix Can

      Dimafix is a spray tailored for 3D printers with FFF technology and Heated Bed. It provides great grip between plastic and glass, so warping is not a problem even in...
    • Advanced 3D Printing Kit for Ultimaker Ultimaker 2+

      Available for the Ultimaker 3D Printers  Ultimaker's Advanced 3D Printing Kit has been designed to help you get consistent, reliable print results every time. Special adhesion sheets included in the...
      From £80.91
    • Adhesion sheets

      A pack of twenty-five adhesion sheets to ensure consistent, high-quality results by achieving an optimal print surface and excellent adhesion of your 3D printer to the build plate. How to...
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    Ultimaker S3 vs S5 vs 3

    No matter what your needs are Ultimaker have got a model to suit your needs

    With the launch of the Ultimaker S5 model being added to the Ultimaker family has extended we want to help make sure you get the right 3D printer for your application.

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    Official Pro Training From UK Experts

    Our training packages will take you from a complete novice to a 3D printing expert. Don't get left behind

    2 Hour Skype Training £200 Exc VAT

    The course covers: Set Up, Workflow, Maintenance, Troubleshooting and is packed full of great tips to ensure your first few weeks and months with your 3D printer are productive and don’t become frustrating

    Half Day Certified Training* £800 Exc VAT including expenses


    • Installation
    • Introduction to Hardware
    • Introduction to Software
    • Introduction to Materials
    • Introduction to Scanning
    • Introduction to Troubleshooting

    Introduction to Hardware

    • Basic operation
    • Calibrations
    • Connectivity
    • Maintenance

    Introduction to Materials

    • Intro to manufacturers materials
    • Optimising printing method for materials
    • Material application

    Introduction to Software

    • Optimising printing for - Speed/Strength/Quality
    • Optimising for 3DP

    Introduction to Troubleshooting

    • Solve simple issues (i.e Blocked nozzle)
    • Misaligned prints

    Please note while we try to conduct the training as soon as possible we advise a 14 day lead time for training delivery, please contact one of our advisors for more details

    Become a certified, proficient user of any of the technologies that we sell with our Half Day Training. Maximise the potential of your 3D Printer, 3D Scanner or Software with one of our trained professionals.

    Full Day Certified Training* £1500 Exc VAT including expenses


    • Installation
    • Introduction and familiarisation to Hardware
    • Introduction and familiarisation to Software
    • Introduction and familiarisation to materials
    • Introduction and familiarisation to scanning
    • Introduction and familiarisation to troubleshooting

    Installation Training

    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Materials
    • Scanning
    • Troubleshooting

    Hardware Training

    • Basic operation
    • Optimal setup and configuration
    • Calibrations
    • Connectivity
    • Maintenance
    • Increasing Uptime

    Materials Training

    • Intro to manufacturers materials
    • Optimising printing method for materials
    • Material application
    • A review of 3rd party materials/What is available on the market, Carbon filled, Glass fibre filled, Stainless Steel etc.
    • Key considerations of the materials
    • Optimising the process for the materials.


    • Introduction to Slicing
    • Optimising printing for - Speed/Strength/Quality
    • Optimising for 3DP
    • Enhanced setting investigation, review of the Custom settings


    • Solve simple issues
    • Simple part replacements (where appropriate)
    • Preventative maintenance.

    Please note while we try to conduct the training as soon as possible we advise a 14 day lead time for training delivery, please contact one of our advisors for more details

    Become a certified advanced user of our technologies with our Full Day Training. Push the boundaries of what is possible with your 3D printer or scanner.

    3DGBIRE Online Training

    Half A Days Training £350 Exc VAT


    • Breif introduction to the technology
    • Unboxing of the machine
    • Set up and Calibration of the printer
    • Printing sample file
    • Introduction to Slicing Software
    • Q&A

    Full Days Training £600 Exc VAT


    • In-depth introduction to the technology
    • Successful unboxing of the machine
    • Set up & calibration of the printer
    • Printing sample file
    • Introduction to Slicing Software
    • Advanced settings in slicing software
    • Industrial material selection
    • Machine preventative maintenance
    • Q&A

    Extended Warranties

    When choosing one of our extended warranties, the best service and support for your 3D Printer is guaranteed.

    3DGBIRE offers a Warranty Extension to the Manufacturer Warranty, this extends the Warranty from 12 months to cover 36 months from the date of purchase.

    Warranty extension includes:

    • Extends the manufacturer warranty cover of parts for 3 years*
    • Service Warranty for 3 years, if your machine needs repair we will commit to repairing it for you free of charge**
    • Telephone and Email Support
    • The Printcores are excluded from the warranty. **Excludes cost of carriage

    £585 (ex VAT) when purchased with the 3D Printer

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    Case Studies

    Make Architects

    From 3D print to award-winning building

    Make is a different kind of architecture practice. The employee-owned firm aims to "design the best buildings, places, and spaces in the world". Make's Ultimaker 3D printers support the studio's democratic design culture and enable the model-making team to print thousands of models each year – from project concepts to huge context models.

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    We stock all spare parts and pieces for Ultimaker and Photoscentric 3D Printers. If there is a part or piece you can not find on our website, contact us and we most likely have it in stock...

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    Whatever your problem maybe we can are always ready to help we have a dedicated support team to help you install, print and keep your machine in top tip shape…

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