UltiMaker Factor 4

UltiMaker Factor 4

Industrial-grade performance. Reliable and repeatable results.

The UltiMaker Factor 4 is tailored for the development, production, and full-confidence deployment of process-critical tools and machine components. It includes a large build volume, direct dual material extrusion, and onboard print process reporting to achieve unrivaled predictability and minimal variance.

NOTE: 3D Universe is authorized to sell this product in the United States of America, only.


Now accepting preorders. Expected to start shipping in early August.

The UltiMaker Factor 4 is tailored for the development, production, and full-confidence deployment of process-critical tools and machine components. It includes a large effective build volume, direct dual material extrusion, and onboard print process reporting to achieve unrivaled predictability and minimal variance.


Introducing the UltiMaker Factor 4

The Application Solution for Manufacturing Operations

Target Applications

  • Small batches of auxiliary components
  • Manufacturing aids including jigs, fixtures, and assembly tools
  • Durable spare, bridge, and service parts for real working conditions
  • Functional engineering prototypes

New Hardware Features

  • Dual-extrusion direct drive print head (allows printing of highly flexible materials, as low as 70A shore hardness)
  • Actively controlled build volume temperature
  • Large build volume - 330 x 240 x 300 mm (13 x 9.4 x 11.8 in)
  • Automated material handling system with low relative humidity storage


  • 14+ UltiMaker materials with NFC recognition
  • Widest choice of 200+ profiled materials on UltiMaker Marketplace
  • Including flexible, low Shore A thermoplastic elastomers
  • Plus composites, mid-high temperature polymers, and stainless steel


  • Powered by UltiMaker Cura
  • UltiMaker Digital Factory for secure printer management, file storage, and analytics
  • Onboard print process reporting for part validation and structural integrity verification
  • Integration with industry-leading software solutions


  • Highly modular design for fast and easy repairs
  • Achieve high uptime with UltiMaker Extended Service policies through UltiMaker customer support agents and our network of service providers

Accurate Applications from Design to Industrial

UltiMaker Factor 4 is our end-to-end industrial application solution.

It’s tailored for the development, production, and full-confidence deployment of process-critical tools and machine components.

Manufacturing Tools That Streamline Production

When you need to keep operations running, Factor 4 can help simplify factory processes and reduce human-related inconsistencies. It facilitates operations with direct dual material extrusion, support for engineering materials, and onboard print process reporting to achieve unrivaled predictability and minimal variance.

High-fidelity Functional Engineering Prototypes

The ability to accurately reproduce functional parts in a wide variety of engineering materials accelerates testing and innovation. Factor 4 is a low-emission, low-maintenance platform that’s safe to leave unattended. Stay in full control with over 400 Cura settings and in-depth part validation tools.

Small Batches of Auxiliary End-parts

Factor 4 delivers predictable, verifiable part quality for distributed production. The less than 10% variance in extrusion rate and mechanical properties, plus the repeatable dimensional accuracy batch after batch, is a combination of the H-bridge gantry, closed loop feed control, and uniformly controlled build plate tempera-
tures – with a maximum variation of 5 °C across the X and Y axes.

Innovation Powered by Material Diversity

UltiMaker PPS-CF is a new high-temperature composite for Factor 4 that can replace complex steel parts. Its heat deflection temperature is greater than 230 °C. It’s chemical resistant and flame retardant (UL94 V0), making it a versatile choice for demanding applications.

Large Flexible Parts in TPU 95A to TPU 70A

Flexible materials down to Shore 70A means you can reliably protect parts from damage and create gaskets, seals, and shock absorbers.

Access to 200+ Marketplace Materials

A wide range of high-performance and certified material properties opens up a huge range of new 3D printing applications on Factor 4.

Repeatable Results with High Print Success

Edge-to-edge dual extrusion

3D print with confidence across every millimeter of the 330 x 240 mm flexible build plate. And quickly remove parts thanks to the PEI coating.

Tested for accuracy

UltiMaker has verified dimensional accuracy within ±0.2 mm or ±0.2 % nominal length over the full printer build volume using PPS CF, PET CF, Tough PLA, and PETG.

Accelerated design freedom

Leverage the full power of additive manufacturing with fast dual printing capabilities for complex geometries and multimaterial parts.

Packed with Technology for Maximum Predictability

The combination of the all-new H-bridge gantry and direct drive extrusion print head allows high-speed movement and positional accuracy of ± 0.2 mm or ± 0.2 % of the feature’s nominal length with UltiMaker Verified Materials. This results in best-in-class dual material printing speeds so that you can quickly create the flexible or strong parts you need.

Hassle-free Material Handling

A new, integrated, automatic material handling system reliably manages your spools so you don’t have to. The internal chamber is kept at less than 10 % RH in office conditions, so you can keep up to 6 kilograms of filament in perfect condition for back-to-back print jobs.

Actively Temperature-controlled Build Volume

UltiMaker Factor 4 raises the temperature up to 340 °C using the HT print core. This means that you can now 3D print higher temperature-resistant and durable materials with more confidence.

The temperature within the fully enclosed build volume is also controlled up to 70 °C, with a heated bed up to 120 °C, ensuring optimal material-specific processing conditions and consistent part quality wherever the 3D printer is located.

Seamless Software Integration

UltiMaker Cura and Digital Factory work together with Factor 4 and UltiMaker materials to provide an easy, secure, and reliable workflow - from 3D model to printed part.

UltiMaker Cura: Easy Print
Preparation for Manufacturing

Our software leads the AM industry with its powerful slicing engine. A variety of file types including native CAD files can be directly imported and quickly sliced with pre-tuned application intent profiles. Cura also features:

  • Over 400 settings to make granular adjustments
  • Material interlocking for unrestricted multi-material combinations
  • Sequential printing, ideal for small-batch production
  • Regular updates that constantly improve the printing experience

Onboard Structural Integrity

After every print job, receive an in-depth report on extrusion parameters deviations from nominal values, their locations, and their severity in the 3D model. Using a suite of sensors in the print head, build chamber, and material loading system, this print process reporting helps to verify and validate part quality before use in the field.

UltiMaker Digital Factory:
Secure, Efficient 3D Printing Management

With shared workspaces, assigned roles, and file management using the digital library, coordi- nating your printing schedule is simple. The live HD camera feed on every Factor 4 combined with progress and status updates makes it trivial to handle multiple prints on multiple printers with zero downtime. Digital Factory also includes:

  • In-depth analytics for review and forecasting (with CSV export)
  • An overview and history of printer maintenance tasks
  • Secure remote control to reprint jobs without reslicing

Modularity At Your Service

UltiMaker Factor 4 was designed to be modular. This means less production downtime in the event that a part of the printer needs servicing. Under the UltiMaker Factor 4 service plans, an expert technician anywhere in the world will be able to quickly swap the faulty part out for another so you can get up and running again as quickly as possible.

Application and Material-matching Print Cores

UltiMaker print cores feature a quick-swap design and EEPROM chip. They are recognized by Cura and can be quickly changed without tools to meet the requirements of any print job, increasing your efficiency and decreasing downtime.

A Safe and Functional Printer Station to
Support UltiMaker Factor 4

Increased ease of use

  • Easy and safe access to printer rear side for main tenance and repair
  • Safe displacement and transport
  • Minimal floor occupancy

Built-in safety

  • Tailor-made for Factor 4
  • Anti-tilting architecture and stability tailored for Factor 4
  • Lock in mechanisms to fix printer to cabinet

Ergonomically designed

  • Perform operations at right height and comfort
  • Store 18 spools and accessories with lockable drawers

Available Print Core Options

Type Nozzle Sizes Max Temp Materials


0.25, 0.4, 0.8                                    

280 °C

Up to Polyamides 6, TPU, PC, ABS, PETG


0.4, 0.8                                    

280 °C

PVA and other water soluble materials


0.4, 0.6                                    

300 °C

Composites, metal



280 °C

Ultrafuse support layer, Ceramics
(only available in select regions)



340 °C

High-temp composites, PPS CF, PEKK-A

Service Plan and Software Options

Features/Benefits Limited Warranty (1 Year) 2-Year Enhanced Service Plan 2-Year Enhanced Service Plan + Software Bundle

Parts and Repair Coverage

1-Year warranty on parts

2-Year warranty on parts, including wear and tear damages and accidental damages during specified printing conditions (unintended)

2-Year warranty on parts, including wear and tear damages and accidental damages during specified printing conditions (unintended)


First arrived, first served

Ticket and phone support during normal business hours

Always first in line

Ticket and phone support during normal business hours

Always first in line

Ticket and phone support during normal business hours

Modular Parts Replacement

Standard shipment

Express module hot-swap

Express module hot-swap

Print Process Reporting

Not included

Not included


UltiMaker Professional Subscription

Trial license included (1 Year)

Trial license included (1 Year)

Full license included (2 Years)

Printer Return Shipment Costs

Not included (unless authorized by UM customer service)

Not included (unless authorized by UM customer service)

Not included (unless authorized by UM customer service)

Travel Costs For Onsite Repairs

Not included

Included, except for expedited service or longer distance travel

Included, except for expedited service or longer distance travel


Included with printer purchase




Not renewable




UltiMaker Factor 4


Print Properties

Technology: Fused Filament Fabrication

Extrusion System: Dual-extrusion, direct drive print head with unique auto-nozzle lifting system and swappable print cores

Build volume: 330 x 240 x 300 mm (13 x 9.4 x 11.8 in)

Filament Size: 2.85 mm

Print profiles availability:

  • 14+ UltiMaker materials
  • 200+ UltiMaker Marketplace materials

Dimensional accuracy ±: 0.2 mm ± 0.2 % feature nominal length.

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions: 695 x 605 x 1287 mm (27.5 x 24 x 51 in)

Weight: 120 kg (265 lbs)

Shipping dimensions: 760 x 800 x 1587 mm (30 x 31.5 x 62.5 in)

Shipping weight: 137 kg (309 lbs)

Ambient Conditions

Operating sound: <50 dBA in operation

Operating environment:

  • Operating:Temperature: 18 °C–30 ºC, humidity: 30–70% RH
  • Storage: Temperature: 5 °C–40 ºC, humidity: 20–90% RH


Print job preparation: UltiMaker Cura 5.7.1 or newer

Print job management: UltiMaker Digital Factory

File types supported:

  • UltiMaker Cura: STL, OBJ, 3MF
  • Printable formats: G, GCODE, UFP, STEP

System requirement:

  • Windows 7 (64-bit), Mac OS X 10.12, OpenGL 2.1
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)

Print process reporting: Supported

Security: Active firewall and PIN code settings protection

Safety and Compliance

Warranty period: 12 months limited warranty

Certifications: For a detailed list of certifications visit ultimaker.com/factor4

Safety features:

  • Red stop button immediately stops motion and heat sources
  • Open door sensor pauses motion and extrusion

Hardware Properties

XYZ resolution: 6.25, 7.8, 2.5 micron

Homing sensor: Optical

Build plate: PEI-coated flexible build plate

Build plate temperature: Up to 120 °C

Build volume temperature:  Actively controlled up to 70 °Cwith nozzle plane temperature uniformity within:

  • ±3 °C for temperatures < 50 °C
  • ±5 °C for temperatures < 70 °C

Extrusion flow: Closed loop flow compensation

Max. extrusion temperature:

  • 280 °C: Print core AA, BB, DD
  • 300 °C: Print core CC
  • 340 °C: Print core HT

Compatible print cores:

  • Print core AA (0.25 mm, 0.4 mm, 0.8 mm)
  • Print core BB (0.4 mm, 0.8 mm)
  • Print core CC (0.4 mm, 0.6 mm)
  • Print core DD (0.4 mm) – available in selected regions
  • Print core HT (0.6 mm)

Closed loop fans: Air filtering fan, air recirculation fans, print cooling fans, print core cooling fan

Material handling capacity: 6 bays with NFC recognition (max. 1 kg spool size)

Material humidity control: Average relative humidity < 15 % in all operational conditions

Filtration system: HEPA H13

Emission rate (UFP & VOC): UltiMaker filaments below limits listed in UL-2904

Monitoring: HDR (high dynamic range) 1920 x 1080 px HD camera

Display: 7-inch touchscreen (resolution 1024 x 600 px)


  • Wi-Fi 2.4 & 5 GHz: IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • LAN: Gigabit Ethernet
  • USB: 2.0

System on module: NXP i.MX8 Mini Quad (4 x 1.8 GHz), ARM Cortex-A53, 2 GB LPDDR 4 16 GB eMMC

Real time controller: i.MX RT1064, Arm Cortex-M7 600 MHz, 1 MB SRAM

Power requirement :100 – 240 V AC, 50 – 60 Hz max., 6A

Compatible Materials

Helpful Resources

Support Resources

For Further Assistance

For general usage questions, contact 3D Universe:

Email: support@3duniverse.org
Phone: 800-689-4344

For hardware-related support, contact Ultimaker North America Support:

Web: https://support.ultimaker.com
Email: support@ultimakernasupport.com
Phone: 888-229-9046

3D Printing Resources

STL Files:

  • Thingiverse: Most comprehensive site available for free downloadable STL files
  • YouMagine: Another excellent site for free STL files
  • Yeggi: A search engine for finding 3D printable files

CAD Software:

  • TinkerCAD: A free, easy-to-use browser-based CAD solution. Great option for beginners
  • SketchUp: A popular CAD software, free for personal use
  • FreeCAD: A free, open-source parametric 3D modeler
  • Blender: A powerful open-source 3D modeler, popular and full of great features, but with a steep learning curve
  • Autodesk Fusion 360: A powerful, full-featured, browser-based parametric modeling solution, free for students and startups
  • OpenSCAD: This free CAD tool uses a textual programming-style language to create solid-body objects instead of using visual modeling tools

Get the Quality Filament You Need

Nothing will impact your 3D printing results like the kind of filament you use. Good filament is highly consistent in diameter, is wound evenly onto the spool with just the right amount of tension, and will not tangle when being unwound. 3D Universe offers a wide range of high-quality filaments to choose from. We provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all filament we sell. If you have any problems, just send back the unused portion of the spool for a full refund. Check out our filament collection...

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