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