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Technology: Ultimaker 3

Ultimaker 3


The Ultimaker 3 features high resolution 3D printing capabilities with accuracy down to 25 microns. However, the Ultimaker also has a small print envelope, meaning it can only print smaller objects. For smaller items that need high levels of detail, the Ultimaker 3 is ideally suited.


Ginsburg Library has 2 types of filaments available with this printer. PLA is a common material used in FDM 3D Printing. It is readily available and makes great thermoplastics for rapid prototyping. PVA (Polyvinyl Alcohol) plastics are also used as a support material. This material dissolves in water, and is used to hold objects in place and support them while they are being printed, allowing for the printing of more complex objects.

PLA and PVA are considered standard filaments while specialty filaments like TPU and certain ABS and PLA plastics are considered non-standard. Standard filaments will be available for free to student/staff projects up to 25 grams then for $0.25/gram for every gram after that.

PLA (Polylactic Acid) PVA (Polyvinyl Alcohol)

Silver (Standard FDM Material)

ABS, Filament, Glow in the Dark

Natural (Standard Water-

Soluble Support Material)