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The Ultimaker 3 Extended is the larger version of the Ultimaker 3, launched in October 2016. It shares the same features and technologies as the 3, but boosts the build volume to 197 mm x 215 mm x 300 mm when using dual extrusion, or 215 mm x 215 mm x 300 mm when using single extrusion, so that you can create taller prints.
Industrial-Grade 3D Printing
If you are looking for an industrial-grade 3D printer, look no further. The Ultimaker 3 Extended is a huge upgrade over the Ultimaker 2+ Extended, with several new and powerful features that ensure a more accurate and consistent 3D printing experience.
With the ability to print at a layer height of 20-microns, and a new extrusion system that can reach temperatures of up to 280 ˚C, you can 3D print super-detailed and super-complex models from Nylon, CPE, ABS and PLA, and 3D print water-soluble supports from PVA for all overhangs and weak spots, to significantly improve part quality. You can 3D print two materials at once (dual extrusion) and create sophisticated models, or you can print a single filament (single extrusion) for simpler models where a faster print speed is desired.
Outstanding Features and Technology
The Ultimaker 3 Extended gets automatic bed levelling, so you don’t have to manually adjust the z height for parts, and there’s even an NFC chip built into the spool holder which communicates with NFC-equipped Ultimaker Spools and automatically adjusts the printer settings to suit. Add to that automatic Wi-Fi, USB connectivity and an Ethernet port, and you have one of the smartest 3D printers on the market.
The 3 Extended also has an on-board camera, so that you can monitor the printing process remotely. However, the stand-out feature of the Ultimaker 3 is undoubtedly the new swappable core system, which allows you to quickly and easily swap out filament cores to increase uptime by reducing the risk of clogging for a more reliable 3D printing experience.
Founded in 2011, Netherlands-based 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker is one of the main players in the desktop 3D printer market. Ultimaker 3D printers all utilise fused filament fabrication (FFF) technology with the company committed to being open source.
Ultimaker started selling 3D printers in May 2011. Their first printer, the “Ultimaker”, paved the way for all other models that succeeded it. Ultimaker’s current range of desktop-class 3D printers includes the Ultimaker Original+, Ultimaker 2 Go, Ultimaker 2+ and Ultimaker 2 Extended+. The Ultimaker Original+ is a DIY kit for makers who want to hack and tweak their 3D printer. All other models in the Ultimaker range come fully preassembled, ready to be used in engineering, design and educational environments.
Ultimaker is committed to being an open source vendor. One can download and access each printer’s documentation and source files once they become available. This has enabled Ultimaker to innovate and update their line of printers over the years, and their community has had a significant input into the new features that have found their way into Ultimaker’s new 3D printers. For example, the swappable nozzle system and geared feeder motor found in the 2016 ‘Plus’ range of 3D printers are so because of user and community feedback.