Ultimaker 3D Printer Comparison Guide

Buying an Ultimaker 3D printer is no easy feat.

Ultimaker 3D printers do not come cheap, so you have to be sure that what you buy will be a perfect match for your goals and the prints that you would be creating. Whether you’re upgrading your 3D printer or buying your first one, it is the perfect time to buy Ultimaker 3D printers since they are currently on sale. We are offering 5% off on all models as well as 4 free X3D filament rolls. Not sure what to buy? Read our comparison guide below to find out which 3D printer is the best for you.

What are Ultimaker 3D printers?

Ultimaker is a 3D printer brand that was founded in May 2011 in the Netherlands. They manufacture FFF 3D printers, 3D printing software, and branded 3D printing materials. Its free proprietary 3D printing software is the Ultimaker Cura. Its line of 3D printer models include Ultimaker 2+ and 2+ Extended, Ultimaker 3+ and 3+ Extended, and Ultimaker S5 and S5 Extended. Below is a more in-depth look on Ultimaker’s range of 3D printers.

Entry-level 3D printer: Ultimaker 2+ and Ultimaker 2+ Extended

As the lowest priced Ultimaker 3D printer, the Ultimaker 2+ and 2 Extended+ is perfect for any 3D printing novice due to its ease of use and simple interface. It is a plug-and-play device that comes out of the box pre-assembled and ready to print. It can be used for a wide range of applications, from prototyping to tool production.

Ultimaker 2+ and 2+ Extended Features:

Printer Size
Ultimaker 2+: 342 × 357 × 388 mm
Ultimaker 2 Extended+: 342 × 357 × 488 mm

Build volume:
Ultimaker 2+: 223 × 223 × 205 mm
Ultimaker 2 Extended+: 223 × 223 × 305 mm

Supported materials: PLA, ABS, CPE, CPE+, PC, Nylon, TPU 95A, PP

  • Swappable nozzles: Switch from a variety of nozzles sizes (0.25, 0.4, 0.6 or 0.8) to go from intricately detailed prints to fast printing
  • Improved airflow: The air caps are optimised to channel airflow right where it’s exactly needed
  • Geared feeder: Allows the user to change the filament and filament pressure easily

Best Enthusiast 3D printer: Ultimaker 3 and Ultimaker 3 Extended

Ultimaker 3 and 3 Extended is a 3D printing enthusiast’s dream with its dual extrusion and improved accuracy that allows it to create high-quality prints with built-in dissolvable supports. It inherited the simple interface and ready-to-use capability of its predecessor. It also has an auto bed-leveling feature.

Ultimaker 3 and 3 Extended Features:

Printer Size
Ultimaker 3: 342 × 380 × 389 mm
Ultimaker 3 Extended: 342 × 380 × 489 mm

Build volume:
Ultimaker 3
Left or right nozzle: 215 × 215 × 200 mm
Dual extrusion: 197 × 215 × 200 mm

Ultimaker 3 Extended
Left or right nozzle: 215 × 215 × 300 mm
Dual extrusion: 197 × 215 × 300 mm

Supported materials: PLA, Tough PLA, Nylon, ABS, CPE, CPE+, PC, TPU 95A, PP, PVA, Breakaway

  • Dual extrusion with water-soluble support for complex designs
  • Swappable print cores for higher uptime and faster changeovers
  • Advanced 3D printing automation systems for easy setup
  • Enhanced connectivity with other Ultimaker printers for synced production

Best-in-Class 3D printer: Ultimaker S5

When you’re looking for nothing but the best, the Ultimaker S5 is for you. It is a major upgrade to the Ultimaker 3, taking the dual extrusion and other features and taking it to the next level with advanced connectivity, open filament system, and large build volume.

Ultimaker S5 Features:

Printer Size
Ultimaker S5: 495 × 457 × 520 mm

Build volume:
Ultimaker S5: 330 × 240 × 300 mm

Supported materials: PLA, Tough PLA, Nylon, ABS, CPE, CPE+, PC, TPU 95A, PP, PVA, Breakaway

  • Biggest build volume to date out of all the Ultimaker 3D printers
  • Built-in filament flow sensor that stops the print when the filament is running out or stops moving
  • Active leveling technology that enhances adhesion

For an easy and reliable 3D printing experience, buy Ultimaker 3D printers. For more inquiries, you can contact us through email at x3d@x3d.com.au or call at (08) 6380 7488.

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