Ultimaker 3 Extended


1 – A quick description:

The Ultimaker 3 Extended uses a technology called Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) or Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM). This technology works by moving a printhead and depositing melted filament on a glass build plate to slowly build up an object.
The Ultimaker 3 Extended has dual extrusion nozzles to allow printing in either two different colours or one colour and a dissolvable PVA support material. This is useful when working with prints that have complex overhangs that would be difficult to clean up if they were printed on a single nozzle FDM printer.

Please note:
While 3D printing can be a useful fabrication method for many projects, it is a slow process and best used for prototyping and low-volume manufacturing. Try to avoid using 3D printing and use other workshop machinery for simpler shapes, which is usually faster and more efficient.


2 – What can I use this tool for?

  • Projects that need specific or customised parts that would be tricky to make in any other way.
  • Projects that are too tall for the Ultimaker 2’s or that have complex overhangs that require a dissolvable support.
  • Physical production of CAD models that have been designed or downloaded. This can include anything from: parts for robots, elements of mechanical mechanisms, architectural models, artwork, or even miniature characters for table top gaming.
  • Models that are generated from scanned data such as MRI, laser scans or photogrammetry.


3 – Materials used with this tool:

  • Nozzle 1 Material:.......... White rPLA - Filamentive
  • Nozzle 2 Material:.......... PVA support material - Ultimaker
  • Filament Size:................ 2.85mm Filament


4 – What training do I need to use this tool?

To use our 3D printers you will need to book and attend the 3D print - Ultimaker 2 Tool Training session.
When you have completed the tool training session, please speak to a technician when you want to use this printer. Currently we are limiting the use of this particular printer to jobs that specifically require the dual extrusion or larger build volume.


5 – Technical specifications:

  • Bed size (Single Nozzle):.......... 215 x 215 x 300 mm
  • Bed size (Dual Nozzle):.............197 x 215 x 300 mm
  • Layer thickness:........................ 0.06 - 0.25 mm
  • Input File Format:..................... stl .slc .obj and .thing files