Ultimaker 3 3D Printer Review
Last Updated on May 1, 2021 by Daniel Osakwe
The Ultimaker 3 comes from the Dutch 3D printing monster, and this printer showed up with a major set of shoes to fill. We adored the Ultimaker 2, however, the Ultimaker 3 offers greater adaptability and double extruder support that makes it an appealing 3D printer for genuine clients. It’s not cheap, however, at the price tag for the all-encompassing model that offers a bigger printing territory, the Ultimaker 3 is genuine speculation. Yet, for the individuals who need front-line melded statement displaying (FDM) printing and adaptability in materials, the Ultimaker 3 is a sound venture and extraordinary compared to other 3D printers still accessible today.
Design and Features
Aside from the double extruders and fiber feeders, and a spool holder that can fit two fiber spools without a moment’s delay, the Ultimaker 3 is comparative in plan and appearance to other Ultimaker printers we have surveyed. It has an open front and top, clear white sides, and an inside that is sufficiently bright by series of lights running down every one of the fronts inside edges. The Ultimaker 3 estimates 23.1 by 19.9 by 13.3 inches (HWD) and weighs 23.3 pounds, almost a similar height, and weight as the Ultimaker 2+.
Its fabricate territory estimates 7.8 by 8.5 by 8.5 inches. The print bed is a sheet of glass, which is naturally warmed before each print work. From the support menu, you can program the printer to naturally level the print bed on startup, before each print, or at some other span.
The set comprises of winding a link from the fiber spool holder and an NFC (close field correspondence) attachment, sliding the incorporate plate into spot and afterward affixing it to the forming stage with cuts, connecting the power link, turning on the printer, and afterward adhering to the directions on the five-line show, which is constrained by a dial close to it. One extruder (also known as print center) is as of now introduced; it’s not difficult to add a second on the off chance that you need to print with more than one fiber.
To stack fiber, you put a fiber spool on the spool holder and drive the finish of the fiber into an opening in the lower part of a fiber feed gearbox until it is snatched by stuff and got through a cylinder to the extruder, where it is dissolved and emerges from the spout. You rehash the cycle with a subsequent fiber spool and gearbox. When the fiber spools are stacked, the actual arrangement of the Ultimaker 3 is finished.
The Ultimaker 3 uses Cura programming, which can be downloaded from the Ultimaker webpage. Cura is a well-known open-source 3D printing software, and Ultimaker has delivered a progression of cycles of it custom-made for its printers. While downloading Cura, make certain to pick the adaptation viable with the Ultimaker 3. Cura is extremely simple to set up and use. It’s useful for the two beginners and specialists. Amateurs might need to adhere to essential settings, while there is a wide scope of settings that further developed clients can change.
You can print with the Ultimaker 3 either from a document put away on a USB drive or over an Ethernet or Wi-Fi connection. Definite guidelines for printing by every one of these strategies are given in the Ultimaker 3 User Manual. This is an improvement over the Ultimaker 2+, on which you could just print from an SD card. (It has a USB-cable association, yet just for firmware upgrade.) The MakerBot Replicator+ prints with all the Ultimaker 3’s techniques while allowing you to print from a PC by means of USB.
Ultimaker has consistently upheld a wide scope of print materials, and the Ultimaker 3 proceeds with this practice. Out of the crate, the Ultimaker 3 can print with standard materials, like PLA and ABS, in addition to more colorful ones, similar to nylon and copolyester (CPE), that require higher temperatures. The printer doesn’t support adaptable fibers, for example, NinjaFlex, however, Ultimaker offers an option considered TPU 95A that is pretty much as adaptable as elastic. The extruder can arrive at the greatest temperature of 536 degrees Fahrenheit (280 degrees Celsius), and the print bed can arrive at 212 degrees F (100 degrees C).
The Ultimaker 3 uses a 3-millimeter (0.2 inches) fiber, which is thicker than the 1.75-mm (0.7 inches) type utilized in numerous FDM 3D printers. Reels of this material purchased from Ultimaker cost about $50 and incorporate an NFC label that recognizes the sort and shade of the printer. In contrast to printers from any semblance of XYZprinting, however, this doesn’t prevent you from utilizing other producers’ materials. The printer will work with fiber without an NFC tag, and the material kind can be chosen physically on the printer or in Cura without any problem.
We were exceptionally intrigued with the Ultimaker 3’s print quality. The printer took care of the entirety of our troublesome test models easily, delivering alluring prints with incredible detail and smooth, clean surfaces. Indeed, even in the quickest draft mode, we tracked down that the prints looked incredible, with not many glitches or issues. In our tests utilizing the 3D sweep of Rodin’s “The Thinker” form, the Ultimaker 3 delivered the absolute best-quality prints we have at any point seen, with an exceptionally smooth surface and fantastic detail.
Indeed, we saw almost no contrast between the Normal and High-Quality print modes; the two prints were of great quality and had scarcely obvious layers. We saw a similar fantastic print quality with our other test models. The mathematical model was precisely printed with spotless, sharp edges and focuses. In the interim, our mathematical pinion wheels set printed neatly and required just insignificant cleaning before we could fit the entire instrument together.
Noise and Safety
While some 3D printers can be very uproarious, the Ultimaker 3 hushes up sufficient that individuals sitting close to the printer shouldn’t be upset by it. With an open-outline 3D printer, there is consistently the danger of somebody accidentally contacting a hot extruder spout, yet the Ultimaker 3’s spouts are hindered from the front of the print head, lessening the peril of a consume.
Where to Buy
The Ultimaker 3 is an example worth act — an exceptionally strong 3D printer that can create brilliant quality 3D prints. It’s likewise simple to set up and print with, upholds a ton of materials, and has adaptable simple-to-utilize programming. New highlights, like the double material help and camera for checking prints in progress, are welcome add-ons that expand the ease of use of the printer. In any case, that $3,495 cost is somewhat terrifying, and the printer is fairly sluggish.
These elements absolutely preclude the Ultimaker 3 for those lone nonchalantly intrigued by 3D printing or instructive clients who need to deliver bunches of prints rapidly. In any case, the Ultimaker 3 will be an incredible pick for clients who need an adaptable, top-draw 3D printer that can create staggering quality in an extraordinary scope of materials and that can develop with them as they explore different avenues regarding 3D printing.