Advanced 3D Printing Kit for the Ultimaker 3 is designed to ensure even a smoother, more reliable 3D experience, especially when printing with engineering materials. The items provided in the kit help minimize printer downtime and significantly increase print success rates.
The Advanced 3D Printing Kit for the Ultimaker 3 contains the following items:
1x Front enclosure:
The front enclosure is very effective when using materials that are prone to warping or delaminating. It stops heat from escaping, creating a constant temperature of 45 ºC, while also protecting the print from external influences. The stable environment ensures that the printed material cools down more slowly and that the temperature is more evenly distributed throughout the print. This helps lower shrinkage and decreases the risk of warping and delamination.
25x Adhesion sheet:
The adhesion sheets improve build plate adhesion and can be used with most materials. They make a great alternative to a glue stick and are designed for multiple use. To create a flat printing surface, it’s important to ensure the sheet is applied correctly to prevent air bubbles.
1x Adhesive applicator
1x Glass plate:
In addition to the above add-ons that increase reliability while printing, the Advanced 3D Printing Kit also features a glass plate. This extra glass plate means you no longer have to wait to remove the finished print from the Ultimaker 3 printer. Instead, you can quickly swap the glass plate for a new one, allowing you to directly start a new print, which minimizes downtime.
The Advanced 3D Printing Kit can be used in combination with all Ultimaker materials, although the benefits are greater for some materials than others. See the table below for a compatibility overview, and some general advice:
PLA: Front enclosure: Optional, Adhesion sheet; Optional
ABS: Front enclosure: Highly recommended, Adhesion sheet: Optional
CPE: Front enclosure: Optional, Adhesion sheet: Optional
CPE+: Front enclosure: Highly recommended, Adhesion sheet: Recommended
PC: Front enclosure: Highly recommended, Adhesion sheet: Highly recommended
Nylon: Front enclosure: Optional, Adhesion sheet: Optional
TPU 95A: Front enclosure: Optional, Adhesion sheet: Not advised
PP: Front enclosure: Recommended, Adhesion sheet: Highly recommended
PVA: Front enclosure: Optional, Adhesion sheet: Optional…more