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Ultimaker

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Ultimaker review: specs and price

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Ultimaker

Why is Ultimaker better than the average?

  • Weight
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    9kgvs25.38kg
  • Layer thickness
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    20µmvs98.25µm
  • Nozzle size
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    0.4mmvs1.21mm
  • Y-axis resolution
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    12.5µmvs83.96µm
  • X-axis resolution
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    12.5µmvs83.59µm
  • Width
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    342mmvs469.02mm
  • Thickness
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    357mmvs462.11mm
  • 3D print speed
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    300mm/svs91.91mm/s

Price comparison

General info

1.weight

9kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.Uses fused deposition modeling (FDM)
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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.
3.width

342mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
4.thickness

357mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
5.volume

47372.47cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
6.height

388mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.

Components

1.nozzle size

0.4mm

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.
2.3D print speed

300mm/s

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

1

More extruder heads allow you to use different colors and 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.

Materials

1.Prints in PLA
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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.
2.number of colors per print

1

A single design can be made up using different colored materials simultaneously.
3.Prints in ABS plastic
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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.

Print sizes

1.layer thickness

20µm

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).
2.y-axis resolution

12.5µm

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

12.5µm

The highest possible x-axis resolution, measured in microns.
4.maximum creation size

210 x 210 x 205

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

Connectivity

1.has an external memory slot
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The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
2.USB ports

1

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

Features

1.Is pre-assembled
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As the product arrives fully assembled, you do not have to build it from a kit.

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