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ULTIMAKER MATERIALS

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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.

Reason to choose Ultimaker PLA


Summary


We extensively test our PLA material for hassle-free 3D printing.

  • •  Easy to print at high print speeds
  • •  Achieve excellent tensile stiffness and detailed surface quality
  • •  Dual extrude in two colors, or with PVA or Breakaway
  • •  Ideal for investment casting to create metal parts
  • Properties


    Some of the key mechanical properties of Ultimaker PLA include:

  • •  Excellent flexural strength (103 MPa)
  • •  Good impact strength (Izod tested to 5.1 kJ/m²)
  • •  High hardness (83 Shore D)
  • •  Low melting temperature (from 145 °C)
  • Applications


    Ultimaker PLA is ideal for a wide range of applications, including:

  • •  Manufacturing aids
  • •  Architectural models
  • •  Medical visualization aids
  • •  Casts and molds for metal or ceramic parts
  • •  Concept models
  • •  Educational projects
  • Compatibility


    Ultimaker PLA filament is officially supported by all Ultimaker 3D printers. It is compatible for dual extrusion with the following materials:

  • •  Ultimaker PLA
  • •  Ultimaker PVA
  • •  Ultimaker Breakaway
  • Example prints using Ultimaker PLA




      Precise model visualization  

    Ultimaker PLA’s versatility makes it the go-to material for a range of applications, including prototyping and concept visualization. Create detailed two-color prints, or combine with Ultimaker PVA for complex geometric features and complete design freedom.


      Detailed concept models  

    Ultimaker PLA helps architects quickly build affordable, high-resolution models with sharp surface details for client presentations.


      Low melting temperature  

    With Ultimaker PLA, you can create detailed metal or ceramic parts with perfect accuracy. The plastic’s low melting point means it is ideal for investment casting and for mold inserts.

    Ultimaker PLA color availability



    Ultimaker Tough PLA

    Ultimaker Tough PLA is a technical PLA (polylactic acid) material with a toughness similar to ABS. It is ideal for printing functional prototypes and tooling at larger sizes – without fear of delamination or warping. Our Tough PLA offers the same safe and easy use as regular PLA.

    Reason to choose Ultimaker Tough PLA


    Summary


    Our Tough PLA filament is formulated to be an easy-to-use technical plastic:

  • •  Greater machinability than PLA allows more post-processing techniques
  • •  Similar strength and higher stiffness compared to ABS
  • •  No delamination or warping for reliable printing of larger parts
  • •  Compatible with PVA and Breakaway support materials for full geometric freedom
  • Properties


    Below are some key mechanical properties of Ultimaker Tough PLA:

  • •  Good flexural strength (78 MPa)
  • •  Good impact strength (Izod tested to 9 kJ/m²)
  • •  High hardness (79 Shore D)
  • •  Melting temperature (151 °C)
  • Applications


    Ultimaker Tough PLA provides a durable material solution for:

  • •  Functional prototyping
  • •  Tooling
  • •  Manufacturing aids
  • Compatibility


    Ultimaker Tough PLA is officially supported by the Ultimaker S5 and Ultimaker 3 series of 3D printers. It is compatible for dual extrusion with the following materials:


  • •  Ultimaker PVA
  • •  Ultimaker Tough PLA
  • •  Ultimaker PVA
  • •  Ultimaker Breakaway
  • Example prints using Ultimaker Tough PLA




      Create tough plastic parts  


    Tough PLA’s impact strength is closer to ABS than regular PLA. This means your 3D printed parts can be used for more functional applications, such as jigs, fixtures, and tools.


      Optimized for large prints  


    When you need toughness in large models, Tough PLA is an easy-to-print and reliable material – ideal for 3D printing with the Ultimaker S5’s bigger build volume.


      Achieve complex geometries  


    Designs with intricate curves, fine details, and overhangs can be easily printed with Tough PLA, especially when combined with Breakaway or water-soluble PVA support.

    Ultimaker Tough PLA color availability



    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.

    Reason to choose Ultimaker ABS


    Summary


    We’ve optimized Ultimaker ABS to made it easier to print with than other ABS filaments:

  • •  Good interlayer adhesion, especially when printing with an enclosed front
  • •  Withstands temperatures of up to 85 °C
  • •  Achieve aesthetic detail that rivals injection molded parts
  • •  Dual extrusion with a choice of 10 ABS colors, or with Breakaway support material
  • Properties


    Ultimaker ABS material properties include:

  • •  Good flexural strength (70.5 MPa)
  • •  High impact strength (Izod tested to 10.5 kJ/m²)
  • •  High hardness (79 Shore D)
  • •  High melting temperature (from 225 °C)
  • Applications


    Ultimaker ABS is a versatile 3D printing material. It can be used for:

  • •  Visual and functional prototyping
  • •  Fit testing
  • •  Tooling
  • •  End-use parts
  • •  Concept models
  • •  Custom components
  • •  Short-run manufacturing
  • Compatibility


    Ultimaker ABS is officially supported by the Ultimaker S5, Ultimaker 3 series, and Ultimaker 2+ series of 3D printers. It is compatible for dual extrusion with the following materials:


  • •  Ultimaker ABS
  • •  Ultimaker Breakaway
  • Example prints using Ultimaker ABS




      Test your prototypes  


    ABS provides engineers with a low-cost approach for development cycles, allowing them to quickly design, print, and test prototypes before entering full production.


      Fit testing  


    By 3D printing ABS, you can accurately simulate the form, fit, and function of an end-use part’s performance – giving you confidence in the final design


      Versatile capabilities  


    Transition from concept design to manufacturing in days, thanks to the ability of ABS filament to create functional and mechanically strong products.

    Ultimaker ABS color availability



    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.

    Reason to choose Ultimaker Nylon


    Summary


    Our nylon filament works seamlessly with Ultimaker 3D printers thanks to thousands of hours of testing.

  • •  Impact and abrasion resistant
  • •  Low friction coefficient
  • •  Corrosion resistant to alkalis and organic chemicals
  • •  Prints in dual extrusion with PVA or Breakaway
  • Properties


    Ultimaker Nylon material has the following properties:

  • •  Excellent impact strength (Izod tested to 34.4 kJ/m²)
  • •  Good ductility (210% elongation at break)
  • •  Melting temperature (from 185 °C)
  • Applications


    Ultimaker Nylon is ideal for the following applications:

  • •  Functional prototyping
  • •  Tooling
  • •  Industrial modeling
  • •  End-use parts
  • Compatibility


    Ultimaker Nylon is officially supported by the Ultimaker S5, Ultimaker 3 series, and Ultimaker 2+ series of 3D printers. It is compatible for dual extrusion with the following materials:


  • •  Ultimaker PVA
  • •  Ultimaker Breakaway
  • Example prints using Ultimaker Nylon




      Designed to resist humidity  


    Ultimaker Nylon material has been engineered to resist ambient humidity better than other nylon filaments on the market.


      Exceptionally durable  


    Strong and durable, Ultimaker Nylon is an ideal filament choice for manufacturing end-use parts.


      Versatility meets reliability  


    Ultimaker Nylon is a reliable 3D printing filament that can solve multiple mechanical requirements for engineers, designers, and manufacturers.

    Ultimaker Nylon color availability



    Ultimaker CPE

    Ultimaker CPE (co-polyester) material is an ideal choice for 3D printing functional prototypes and mechanical parts. This filament is formulated for chemical resistance, toughness, and reliable dimensional stability.

    Reason to choose Ultimaker CPE


    Summary


    Ultimaker CPE material is developed for a seamless experience with Ultimaker hardware.

  • •  Excellent chemical resistance
  • •  High toughness and dimensional stability
  • •  High impact strength
  • •  A range of colors to choose from, including grayscale for professional-looking models
  • Properties


    Below are a few of Ultimaker CPE's key mechanical properties:

  • •  Good flexural strength (Flexural modulus of 2100 MPa)
  • •  Good tensile strength (Tensile stress at break 38 MPa)
  • •  High impact strength (Izod tested to 95 J/m)
  • •  High hardness (Rockwell 108)
  • Applications


    Similar to PET and PETG, Ultimaker CPE is ideal for a range of applications:

  • •  Visual and functional prototyping
  • •  Short-run manufacturing
  • •  Custom components
  • •  Fit testing
  • •  Tooling
  • Compatibility


    Ultimaker CPE material is officially supported by the Ultimaker S5, Ultimaker 3 series, and Ultimaker 2+ series of 3D printers. It is compatible for dual extrusion with:

  • •  Ultimaker Breakaway
  • •  Ultimaker PVA
  • Example prints using Ultimaker CPE




      Adaptable and versatile  


    UItimaker CPE material can be used in a range of different situations depending on your performance needs. Print functional prototypes or custom end-use parts.


      Reliable, chemical resistant parts  


    Ultimaker CPE is a great choice for custom mechanical parts that require chemical resistant properties.


      Complex geometries are easy  


    Ultimaker CPE is tough and dimensionally stable, for functional prototypes that require rigorous testing before a production phase.

    Ultimaker CPE color availability



    Ultimaker CPE +

    Ultimaker CPE+ material is chemical resistant with high dimensional stability, with the added advantages of increased temperature resistance and higher impact strength compared to regular CPE.

    Reason to choose Ultimaker CPE+


    Summary


    Ultimaker CPE+ 3D printing filament is more wear resistant compared to regular CPE material, for extremely tough and dimensionally stable functional prototypes that can withstand high temperatures.

  • •  Can withstand temperatures up to 100 °C
  • •  Higher impact strength than regular CPE
  • •  High toughness and dimensional stability for good mechanical performance
  • •  Excellent chemical resistance
  • Properties


    Ultimaker CPE+ has the following properties:

  • •  Good flexural strength (64 MPa)
  • •  High impact strength (Izod tested to 860 J/m)
  • •  High hardness (111 Rockwell)
  • Applications


    Ultimaker CPE+ is ideal for these applications:

  • •  Custom components that need to withstand high temperatures
  • •  Visual and functional prototyping
  • •  Short-run manufacturing
  • •  Fit testing
  • Compatibility


    Ultimaker CPE+ is officially supported by Ultimaker S5 and Ultimaker 3 series 3D printers, and is compatible for dual extrusion with Ultimaker Breakaway.

    Example prints using Ultimaker CPE+




      Durable and temperature resistant  


    Ultimaker CPE+ material properties offer increased thermal resistance and impact strength compared to regular CPE, for applications that need to stand up to wear and tear.


      Even tougher parts  


    With increased toughness compared to regular CPE, Ultimaker CPE+ is an extremely durable material for prototypes that need to stand up to punishment.


      Chemical resistant parts  


    Ultimaker CPE+ properties are ideal for custom mechanical parts that need high chemical resistance.

    Ultimaker CPE+ color availability



    Ultimaker PC

    With 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.

    Reason to choose Ultimaker PC


    Summary


    Ultimaker PC material is a top choice material for engineers and manufacturers who require parts that need to retain its strength, toughness, and shape while operating in high-temperature environments.

  • •  Resists temperatures and retains form up to 110 ºC
  • •  Flame retardant characteristics
  • •  Transparent option for translucent parts
  • •  High toughness, especially for non-transparent options
  • Properties


  • •  Good tensile strength (59.7 MPa at break)
  • •  High impact strength (Charpy tested to 3.41 J/m)
  • •  High melting temperature (Mass flow rate at 300 °C: 23 - 26 g/10 min)
  • •  Glass transition at 112 - 113 ºC
  • Applications


  • •  Functional prototyping
  • •  Tooling
  • •  Molds
  • •  Short-run manufacturing
  • •  Industrial modeling
  • •  End-use parts
  • Compatibility


    Ultimaker PC material is officially supported for single material prints with the Ultimaker S5, Ultimaker 3 series, and Ultimaker 2+ series of 3D printers.

    Example prints using Ultimaker PC




      Dimensionally stable  


    Ultimaker PC has heat resistant properties that allow it to maintain its form when exposed to high temperatures.


      Strong and tough  


    From prototypes to mass manufactured parts, PC material is ideal for a range of functional applications that require extreme toughness.


      Optical translucency  


    PC filament is an amorphous polymer, for effective light transmission through 3D printed parts.

    Ultimaker PC color availability



    Ultimaker PP

    Ultimaker PP (polypropylene) is a durable, chemical resistant material. It has exceptional fatigue resistance, high levels of toughness, and a low-friction co-efficient. From electrical components to living hinges, PP is the go-to material for prototyping and end-use parts.

    Reason to choose Ultimaker PP


    Summary


    Ultimaker PP material properties make it popular with engineers and manufacturers worldwide. For example, the filament's chemical resistance makes it ideal for 3D printing bottles and containers as functional prototypes that can hold a liquid product.

  • •  Chemically resistant to a wide range of acids and bases, including industrial cleaning agents
  • •  Retains its form after torsion, bending, or flexing
  • •  High electrical resistance for good electrical insulation
  • •  Low density, resulting in lightweight parts
  • Properties


    Choose Ultimaker PP filament and your 3D printed part will have some impressive properties:

  • •  High strength-to-weight ratio
  • •  Shore D hardness of 45
  • •  27.1 kJ/m² izod impact strength
  • •  200% elongation at break
  • Applications


    Ultimaker PP material is often chosen for the following applications:

  • •  Functional prototyping
  • •  Tooling
  • •  End-use parts
  • •  Concept models
  • Compatibility


    Ultimaker PP can be printed on the Ultimaker S5 and Ultimaker 3. It is officially supported for single-extrusion prints.

    Example prints using Ultimaker PP




      Durable and rugged  


    Ultimaker PP has high fatigue resistance and does not break when repeatedly bent. Clamps and living hinges can remain functional for the lifetime of the printed part.


      Prototypes that simulate end-products  


    Polypropylene 3D printing can be used to create functional prototypes that are made from the same material as the end-product.


      Translucent and lightweight  


    Ultimaker PP filament is an excellent choice when a design requires translucent properties for aesthetic purposes.

    Ultimaker PP color availability



    Ultimaker TPU 95A

    Ultimaker TPU 95A (thermoplastic polyurethane) is a flexible material, making it ideal for applications that demand chemical resistance and the qualities of rubber and plastic. For a seamless 3D printing experience, we’ve engineered Ultimaker TPU 95A to be easier and faster to print than other TPU filaments on the market.

    Reason to choose Ultimaker TPU 95A


    Summary


    Ultimaker TPU 95A material is an ideal 3D printing material when durability and flexibility are essential.

  • •  Exceptional wear and tear resistance
  • •  Rubber-like flexibility
  • •  Great choice for industrial coatings or prototyping consumer products
  • Properties


    We have developed our TPU filament to have some impressive properties:

  • •  Shore A hardness of 95
  • •  Up to 580% elongation at break
  • •  Good corrosion resistance to common industrial oils and chemicals
  • Applications


    A wide range of applications are made possible with Ultimaker TPU 95A:

  • •  Functional prototyping
  • •  Tooling
  • •  End-use parts
  • •  Concept models
  • •  Custom components
  • •  Fit testing
  • Compatibility


    Ultimaker TPU 95A material is officially supported by the Ultimaker S5, Ultimaker 3 series, and Ultimaker 2+ series of 3D printers.

    Example prints using Ultimaker TPU 95A




      Flexible to your needs  


    Use Ultimaker TPU 95A’s versatile and flexible properties to conform to an existing part’s surface geometry, or standalone component designs.


      Chemical resistant  


    Our TPU filament is perfect for 3D printing parts that must retain structural and surface characteristics while subjected to mechanically or chemically harsh environments.


      Great for end-use parts  


    Ultimaker TPU 95A material is suitable for both prototypes and final products, making it possible to test prototypes with the same material properties as the production part.

    Ultimaker TPU 95A color availability



    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.

    Reason to choose Ultimaker PVA


    Summary


    Ultimaker PVA is at the heart of our market-leading dual extrusion 3D printing experience.

  • •  Reliable adhesion to PLA, Tough PLA, CPE, and Nylon
  • •  Non-toxic formula dissolves in regular tap water which can be disposed of safely
  • •  100% biodegradable with no hazardous by-products
  • •  Good thermal stability gives better degradation resistance compared to other PVA filaments
  • Properties


    Ultimaker PVA has the following properties:

  • •  Melting temperature 163 ºC
  • •  Water-soluble support material
  • •  Dissolves in ordinary tap water
  • Applications


    Many applications can benefit from using Ultimaker PVA support material:

  • •  Parts with complex geometries and internal cavities
  • •  Concept models
  • •  Molds
  • Compatibility


    Ultimaker PVA is officially supported by Ultimaker S5 and Ultimaker 3 series 3D printers, using a BB print core. It is supported for dual extrusion with:

  • •  Ultimaker PLA
  • •  Ultimaker Tough PLA
  • •  Ultimaker Nylon
  • •  Ultimaker CPE
  • Example prints using Ultimaker PVA




      Get smoother surface details and complex geometries  


    Unlike supports printed with build material, PVA 3D printing support structures reduce the chance of scraping and cutting marks on detailed surfaces.


      Orient prints for maximum optimization  


    Preparing a print with PVA gives you the freedom to orient your model in any way possible to customize its strength or aesthetic properties.


      Endless possibilities for mechanical parts  


    Multi-component applications such as ball bearings, ball and socket joints, and caged gear mechanisms can be 3D printed as a complete assembly in a single run.

    Ultimaker PVA color availability



    Ultimaker Breakaway

    Ultimaker Breakaway support is easy and quick to remove. It leaves behind a smoother quality finish than other support materials, with no further post-processing needed.

    Reasons to choose Ultimaker Breakaway


    Summary


    We have formulated and tested Ultimaker Breakaway to work seamlessly together with other materials.

  • •  No sanding ensures high dimensional accuracy – ideal for tight-tolerance parts
  • •  No waiting for support material to dissolve
  • •  Longer shelf life and less moisture-sensitive compared to PVA
  • •  High-quality surface finish on your model
  • Applications


    Ultimaker Breakaway is a versatile support material for many applications, including:

  • •  Parts made from build materials that are moisture-sensitive or not compatible with Ultimaker PVA
  • •  Tight-tolerance gauges that should not be post-processed
  • •  Tools where unremoved Breakaway can provide high-contrast labeling
  • Compatibility


    Ultimaker Breakaway is officially supported by the Ultimaker S5, and Ultimaker 3 series of 3D printers. It is compatible for dual extrusion with:

  • •  Ultimaker PLA
  • •  Ultimaker Tough PLA
  • •  Ultimaker ABS
  • •  Ultimaker Nylon
  • •  Ultimaker CPE
  • •  Ultimaker CPE+
  • Example prints using Ultimaker Breakaway




      Design with more materials  

    Breakaway allows you to print the overhangs and details you need, with materials not compatible with PVA. For example, it is an ideal support material for CPE or ABS.


      Time and cost-effective  

    Breakaway material is quicker to remove and more affordable than other support materials. It is also easy to store so it stays usable for longer.


      High-quality surface finish  

    Breakaway material has been developed to give reliable adhesion to your build material, but peel away for a smooth and accurate model.

    Ultimaker Breakaway color availability