3D Printing & Imaging Workshop


With the fastest, finest prints of any DIY printer, the Ultimaker rewards the patient tinkerer.
Torture test print. Click to view large.

NOW 18 MONTHS OLD, THE ULTIMAKER IS A VERITABLE CLASSIC IN 3D-PRINTER-YEARS But even as it ages, this kit has unique fea- tures and a speed-centric design unlike any other printer we tested. Let’s see how the machine keeps pace with the new crop of entrants.

2013 MAKE Ultimate Guide To 3D Printing

  • 3D Printers Buyer's Guide — 15 Reviewed
  • Getting Started in 3D
  • Learn the Software Toolchain
  • 3D Design for Beginners
  • 3D Printing without a Printer

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Just Released! 2014 MAKE Ultimate Guide To 3D Printing

  • Primo Features High-speed Bowden extruder, huge build volume, fine layer height, optional controller with SD card, active community shares improvements
  • Print volume 8.3″×8.3″×8.3″
  • Print speed 150mm/sec
  • Print material PLA,
  • Resolution (z-axis) 0.1mm– 0.04mm or finer
  • Machine software Cura
  • Slicing software Cura
  • OS supported Windows, Mac, Linux
  • Open Source Yes
  • Price as tested $1,556 kit +
    $105 controller
  • Pedigree Original
  • Print without PC? Optional, SD card