Ultimaker 3D Printer Speed. Accuracy. Reliability. Resolution. Do these words describe your 3D printer? If not, take a closer look at this one! This PLA based printer can print up to 250mm/s, making it one of the fastest on the market. It prints at 100 micron resolution and has the potential to go lower with tweaking. Ultimaker dominated our Ultimate 3D Printer Buyer's Guide and won awards for being the "Fastest" and "Most Accurate" of all the printers we tested, making it one of the best printers on the market today.
The Ultimaker features an 8.25"x8.25"x8" build area (21x21x20.5 cm) and includes the Ulticontroller LCD interface so you can print without an attached computer. Just load your G-Code onto an SD card, put it in the machine, and press print! Also includes 1KG of silver PLA plastic to get you started.
While you can use many of the popular 3D printer software packages available, we use and recommend CURA, which is free, open source software developed by the Ultimaker Team.
The kit version comes unassembled and takes between 8 and 12 hours to build. No soldering is required, just follow the detailed instructions and you'll make your first print before you know it.
The assembled version arrives professionally assembled, calibrated, and rigorously tested by Ultimaker. These units were also used as display models at Maker Faire Bay Area where they were run nearly non-stop, then fully checked inspected by Ultimaker. Each includes a new spool of PLA so it's ready to print almost as soon as you open the box. These units may show some signs of use, but are all checked out 100%.