Ultimaker
Ultimaker
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Ultimaker: 19 facts and highlights

1. Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)

Printers based on fused deposition modeling (FDM) use a thermoplastic filament, which is heated to its melting point and then extruded through a nozzle, layer by layer, to create the object. One of the main advantages of printers based on FDM is that they work with a wide range of materials.
Ultimaker
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2. has an external memory slot

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.
Ultimaker
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3. thickness

4. USB ports

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

5. Prints in ABS plastic

The printer prints in ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene). This is up to 30 times stronger than regular plastic and is commonly used in 3D printing.
Ultimaker
70% have it

6. Prints in PLA

Polylactic acid (PLA) is popular in 3D printing as it cools and sets quickly. Unlike ABS plastic, it is biodegradable and therefore better for the environment. It can be used to build support structures for other printouts, as it can then be dissolved leaving no marks.
Ultimaker
76% have it

7. higher y-axis resolution

The highest possible y-axis resolution as measured in microns.

8. higher x-axis resolution

The highest possible x-axis resolution as measured in microns.

9. number of colors per print

A single design can be made up using different colored materials simultaneously.

11. maximum creation size

This is the biggest size of object that you can print.

12. 3D print speed

The speed at which 3d objects are printed, measured in millimeters per second.

14. Is pre-assembled

As the product arrives fully assembled, you do not have to build it from a kit.
Ultimaker
51% have it

15. layer thickness

The thinner each print layer is, the more detailed you can make your designs. Layer thickness is often also referred to as resolution and is measured in microns (µm).

17. height

18. nozzle size

The smaller the nozzle, the more detailed the final product can be. However, when speed of printing is of greater importance than detail, a larger nozzle may be preferable.

19. number of extruder heads

More extruder heads will allow you to use different colours or different types of material at the same time. A second extruder is also required to build PVA/PLA support structures around items as they are printed.

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