Ultimaker Filaments

This Ultimaker is a flexible, high-quality 3D printer that can be used for multiple purposes. This printer is designed to be one of the simplest, most reliable, and easy to use. 


About Ultimaker Filaments

Ultimaker is one of the top 3D printer manufacturers in the world, has fine-tuned its reliable line of 3D printers to fit the need of anyone looking to use the digital invention to rapid prototype, produce functional parts, or simply bring a constant 3D printer into the classroom. The Ultimaker series of 3D printers include a variety of features: dependable single extrusion, accurate dual extrusion for complex parts, auto-bed leveling, and pre-configured material profiles with free, easy-to-use software.


Product Portfolio

Ultimaker PLA

Ultimaker PLA (polylactic acid) is highly versatile, easy to print, and available in 11 colors. It prints reliably with high dimensional accuracy and a quality surface finish. This makes it an ideal material for a range of applications – from detailed prototypes to simple manufacturing jigs and gauges.

Ultimaker ABS

Ultimaker ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) is formulated to minimize warping and ensure consistent interlayer adhesion. ABS material is a great choice for creating functional prototypes and complex end-use parts. Explore Ultimaker ABS 3D printing filaments, a multipurpose material.

Ultimaker Nylon

Ultimaker Nylon is a polyamide grade based on PA6/66. It features reduced humidity absorption and a longer shelf life compared to other nylon filaments. Able to withstand significant mechanical stress, nylon material is a great choice for 3D printing tools, functional prototypes, and end-use parts.

Ultimaker PC

 Ultimaker PC (polycarbonate) material, print parts that are tough, strong, and retain dimensional stability when subjected to temperatures as high as 110 ºC. Our polycarbonate 3D printing material properties make it perfect for printing molds, tools, functional prototypes, and parts for short-run manufacturing

Ultimaker PVA

Ultimaker PVA (polyvinyl alcohol) is a leading water-soluble support material for multi-extrusion 3D printing. It offers you freedom and convenience: to design complex model geometries that require supports, which dissolve away in tap water.




Frequently Asked Questions

Keep the nozzle temperature as low as possible and cool as much as you can. 

The above-mentioned rule of thumb can be seen as the basis of 3D-Printing. This rule is created with hours of testing and experimenting with different 3D-Printer filaments and 3D-Printing techniques. Of course, there are exceptions and boundaries to this rule, for instance, some filaments react badly to cooling and others cannot be printed below a certain temperature without risking under extrusion. 

PLA (Polylactic acid) is biodegradable thermoplastic derived mostly from corn. Due to its brittle nature, PLA is not recommended for 3D printing. Printed object may break down after a few months. 

Furthermore, the material has sharp edges when it breaks, making it a hazard especially when removing the support material from printed parts. 

ABS, PLA, HIPS, TPU, PETG, PC, Carbon Fiber plastic materials are used on our 3D printers. 

Use of PLA is avoided as it has lower strength as compared to ABS when it absorbs moisture. Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) printed parts have a strong, hard, and rigid output. 

In order to answer this, we need to consider a few things. We need to know the dimensions of the object; the percentage of infill and the part requires support material or not. 

3D printing is tricky beast, and there are many potential reasons why your extruder is having problems. The first thing to do, is to make sure that you know what material you’re using, and that you have the proper temperature settings. 

Each material has an ideal range of temperatures 

PLA: 190-210°C 
ABS: 220 -240°C 
NYLON: 240C-250°C 
LAYWOOD: 175-250°C 
LAYBRICK: 165-210°C 
PVA: 170-190°C 

To store filament correctly so that it doesn’t come into contact with moist air, you have three practical and relatively cheap options: 

  1. Use double-zipped vacuum bags with a valve for sucking the air out with a standard vacuum cleaner. 
  2. Store your filament spools in transparent storage boxes with sealed lids. 
  3. Another great solution to creating a moisture-free environment for filament storage is a dry box. These cabinets provide the kind of low-humidity environment that is perfect for filament storage. The technology works through an electronic dehumidifier system that constantly dehumidifies the interior of the box. As a result, you’ll limit the contact that your filament has with humid air to practically nothing. For you, this means stronger, more reliable prints. 

For drying PLA filament, you want to ensure more care, as 7°C will be too hot. We recommend at the very lowest temp your oven will go around 4°C. Even at this temp your PLA will soften, so drying PLA in the oven won’t always give you the results you’re after. 

Some of you think that PLA will dissolve in water and/or will degrade in moist or wet environments. That is totally false. The 3D printable plastic, which is often used as a support material with dual extrusion 3D printers and which dissolves in water is PVA (Polyvinyl alcohol), not PLA. 

Wet PETG is significantly more brittle than dry, and the interlayer adhesion is significantly reduced. Fortunately, most of the filaments we print with aren’t very susceptible to hydrolysis at room temperature without the presence of an acid or a base. Nylon and PC can absorb enough water in 48 hours to ruin prints

PET, or ‘polyethylene terephthalate’, is a combination of two monomers. PETG is of the same chemical composition as PET but with the addition of glycol. With just this one addition, the chemical composition is completely changed, creating a whole new plastic.