3 It's in the making

Ultimaker 3 opens up a world of new 3D printing possibilities. Translate your vision into reality—without compromising on efficiency, reliability, or precision. Now that you can achieve greater print complexity, the question is—what will you create?

Ultimaker 3
Build volume
215 x 215 x 200 mm
Ultimaker 3 Extended
Build volume
215 x 215 x 300 mm
Professional resolution
Up to:
20 microns
0.02 mm / layer
Nozzle temperature
Up to 260ºC
Build plate temperature
Up to 60ºC

ABS, CPE, CPE+, Nylon, PC, PLA, PP, TPU55A


Hardware features

Dual extrusion

Combine build and water-soluble support materials to create complex mechanical parts and intricate surfaces or choose to print with two colors. Ultimaker 3’s unique auto nozzle-lifting system ensures a smooth, professional finish with every print.

Swappable print cores

Faster print core changes mean higher uptime and easier maintenance. Your Ultimaker 3 comes with print cores for build (AA) and support (BB) materials. There’s a customized nozzle geometry per material – ensuring lower clogging risks and a more reliable 3D printing experience.

New cooling system

Ultimaker 3 has a powerful, low-noise fan system. Featuring two new radial fans and fan shrouds, it creates greater pressure build-up for an improved airflow. This ensures better cooling, high quality bridging, faster print runs and smooth print surfaces.

Optimized Cura material profiles

Extensively tested preconfigured Cura profiles make for a smoother, more seamless 3D printing experience by automatically adjusting the necessary settings for each material and print core. Produce consistent, quality results with every print.

Material recognition with NFC scanner

Built-in material recognition system ensures your 3D printer is primed and ready for the task. Ultimaker 3 detects and identifies the material on the spool holder and checks the correspondence of a filament and print core type being used.

EEPROM print core chip

The EEPROM chip in the print core memorizes the size and type of your nozzle, notifies you in case of misuse and, as a result, helps achieve higher print success rates.

Active leveling

The capacitive sensor in the print head measures distances between the print bed and the nozzle, and the tilt angle is compensated by adjusting the z height in the first layers. The result? More accurate leveling and improved build plate adhesion.

Heated glass build plate

Thanks to the heated glass build plate, you can print using many different materials and with improved build plate adhesion.


Print with industrial-grade and even open-source filaments like wood, metal, or carbon fiber

Print with a wide range of materials fit for industrial and professional 3D printing including nylon, PLA, ABS, CPE, CPE+, TPU 95A, polycarbonate, polypropylene, XT (high strength filament), and Woodfill. Enjoy a world-class 3D printer with superior quality materials.

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Complex designs with reliable dual extrusion

Create sophisticated models and intricate geometries like this Gyro by Virtox – and remove supports by resting the print in water, without leaving a trace. It’s the most reliable dual extrusion printer on the market. Water soluble support structures help you build intricate structures, complex mechanical parts and smooth surfaces.

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Sample prints

High uptime, low maintenance

Together with optimized Cura profiles, advanced material recognition system, and material-matching swappable print cores, Ultimaker 3 is engineered for high uptime and reliable, industrial-grade results.

To reduce time to market, we set up a print farm of around 20 Ultimaker 3 machines to 3D print the improved reel holders with a new, improved design. Used as an additive manufacturing system, the first Ultimaker 3 printers proved to be production-ready, reliable, and able to deliver results.


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Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

Print head

Dual extrusion w/ auto-nozzle lifting system and swappable print cores

Build volume

L/R nozzle - 215 x 215 x 200 mm

Dual material - 197 x 215 x 200 mm

L/R nozzle - 215 x 215 x 300 mm (Extended)

Dual material - 197 x 215 x 300 mm (Extended)

Filament diameter

2.85 mm

Layer resolution

0.40mm nozzle - 200 to 20 micron

X, Y, Z accuracy

12.5, 12.5, 2.5 micron

Print head travel speed

30 to 300 mm/s

Extrusion speed

0.40mm nozzle - up to 16 mm 3/s

Build plate

Heated glass (20º to 100º C)

Build plate leveling

Active leveling

Supported materials


Nozzle diameter

0.40, 0.80 mm

Nozzle temperature

180º to 260º C ( in < 2 mins. )

Build plate temperature

20º to 60º C ( in < 4 mins. )

Ave. operating sound

50 dBA

Material recognition

Material recognition with NFC scanner




Live camera


Order now and get:

Dual extruder 3D printer

2x AA and 1x BB print cores

Free spool of Ultimaker PLA

Free spool of Ultimaker PVA

One-year warranty

Lifetime support

Optional training