Ultimaker specs and features
Apart from being easier to put together than most (if not all) other DIY 3D printer designs, performance-wise, the Ultimaker Protobox has really exciting specifications!
Note that images and specifications are subject to changes.
- Ultimately portable
This compact and sturdy machine can easily be carried by one person. No fragile parts are exposed on the outside, so you don't need to be so careful to show it off!
- Is Ultimately small, prints ultimately large!
The Ultimaker gives you the most space on your desk while printing the largest objects! The build volume to frame volume ratio: 20% (9.7/47.1 liters). The two other highly popular printers have 3.2% and 1.4%.
- Innovative motion control
Common printing speeds achieved by many printers are about 33 mm/s. We've printed at record breaking speeds of 150mm/s, while not even reaching the limit of the motors or mechanical setup!
- Innovative material input
In case you run out of material during a large print job, you can replace the material easily, even during printing! It also allows you to use up those short lengths of feedstock that you still have or switch to a different color.
You have the freedom to experiment as much as you like! Are you thinking of improving a certain part? Do you have a good idea? All of the plans will be released online when we start selling! This includes the mechanical design, all software and the electronics files! Physical upgrades of the parts will be released for free, for downloading and for further improvement and experimentation by you!
The Ultimaker will never be limited to use a certain material that is offered at a premium price nor will it contain DRM technology that limit your freedoms. If you're not happy with the materials on offer, feel free to adjust it to work with other materials. So far, people have experimented quite successfully with printing in ceramics, metal, chocolate and cookie dough, to name just a few things!
Click here for more images of the machine and some of its 3D prints.
The Ultimaker protobox was developed by:
- Martijn Elserman - designer of many things made with lasers and extruders!
- Siert Wijnia - FabLab manager Protospace, mechanical engineer, open source enthusiast
- Erik de Bruijn - Long time RepRap supporter and (core) developer, open source evangelist, open innovation researcher (bio)
- With the help of many other people...
What can the Ultimaker make?
Please see this page with examples and many resources for 3D prints!