NOTE: 3D Universe is authorized to sell this product in the United States of America, only.
The all-new Ultimaker 3 3D printer introduces a carefully designed integration between materials, hardware and software. The Ultimaker 3 is able to detect what type of filament is loaded by using Near Field Communication. Also, the newest version of Cura comes with specially optimized profiles that synchronize with the filament. Each profile is the result of Ultimaker's extensive testing to find the best possible settings. Simply put: you can start producing high quality 3D prints immediately.
Tougher Than PLA
ABS, also known as acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, is the same material from which Lego bricks are made. Surfaces printed in Ultimaker ABS will have a matte finish. Other materials like CPE and XT have much higher chemical resistance, whereas ABS excels at maintaining its strength at higher temperatures. As such it's a good material to use in printing mechanical parts.
While it's possible to manually configure 3D printers for usage of this filament, the very best results will come from using the new, built-in profiles with the latest version of Cura.
For first layer adhesion, we recommend using an ABS juice/slurry made with acetone, while some users prefer using a glue stick.
As sudden decreases in temperature will cause ABS to warp while it's printing, it's critical to shield in-progress print jobs from air vents, windows, air conditioning, etc.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON COMPATIBILITY
Automatic material detection with this filament will only work when used with the new Ultimaker 3 3D printers.
The new Ultimaker NFC 2.85 mm filament is 100% compatible with Ultimaker 2+, Ultimaker 2 Extended+, Ultimaker 2 Go and the Ultimaker Original+ Kit. The previous generation of non-NFC Ultimaker filament is 100% compatible with the Ultimaker 3.
The difference is that you will only get the benefit of automatic material detection when using the Ultimaker NFC 2.85 mm filament exclusively with the new Ultimaker 3 3D printers.
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 provides 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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