A great add-on for your Ultimaker 2+ and Ultimaker 2 Extended+ 3D Printer!
The Advanced 3D Printing Kit contains several parts and add-ons to make your Ultimaker 2+ or Ultimaker 2 Extended+ even more reliable. Enjoy the most consistent and reliable print results by achieving great bed adhesion and ensuring a controlled temperature environment inside your 3D printer, even with the most difficult to print materials.
The Advanced 3D Printing Kit contains the following items:
- (2) 0.4 mm nozzles
- (2) TFM couplers
- (25) adhesion sheets – no more glue!
- (1) door
|570-0053||Ultimaker Advanced Printing Kit for the Ultimaker 2+||$89.95|
|570-0053X||Ultimaker Advanced Printing Kit for the Ultimaker 2 Extended+||$89.95|
Ultimaker’s Advanced 3D Printing Kit has been designed to help you get consistent, reliable print results – every time. Special adhesion sheets included in the kit minimize warping and achieve better bed adhesion – a welcome alternative to glue! And the door creates a more controlled environment inside your 3D printer; which means a more stable temperature and a higher print success rate. Quality and performance of the printed parts will be also improved as a result. We mainly recommend this kit in combination with the new industrial filaments, although other materials will also benefit from it.
When to use the Advanced 3D Printing Kit?
The Advanced 3D Printing Kit can be used in combination with all Ultimaker filaments, although the benefits are greater for some materials than for others. See the table below for an overview of the compatibility and advice:
|CPE+||Highly recommended||Highly recommended|
|PC||Highly recommended||Highly recommended|
|TPU 95A||Optional||Not advised|
If your nozzle has become blocked and the Atomic Method no longer helps, you need to replace your nozzle. Or perhaps you prefer to use a different nozzle for the different materials you want to work with. Instructions on how to replace the nozzle can be found here.
Many of the industrial materials print at higher temperatures. This could decrease the lifespan of the TFM coupler. There are two new couplers included in the Advanced 3D Printing Kit, to minimize your Ultimaker’s down time when the TFM couplers are due for a replacement. Instructions on how to replace it can be found here.
The door is very effective when printing with materials that are prone to warping and delaminating. This door keeps the warmth from the heated bed inside the printer and protects the print from external influences, consequently creating a stable environment with a constant temperature of 45ºC.
Because of this, the printed material will cool down slower and the temperature is more equal throughout the print. This leads to lower shrinkage and a decreased chance of warping and delamination.
The use of the door is strongly advised for most filaments that print at higher temperatures and which are likely to have problems with layer bonding. Because the door controls the temperature inside the printer, it prevents delamination and improves the surface quality of the prints.
For the other materials (PLA, Nylon and TPU 95A) the door is not necessary, but can be used optionally. The use of the door will not negatively impact print quality and may even lead to more reliable print results.
The adhesion sheets can be used for most materials to improve adhesion to the build plate and are highly recommended for CPE+ and PC. They replace the glue stick and can be used multiple times. It is important that the sheet is applied correctly to prevent air bubbles and to ensure a flat printing surface. You can find instructions on how to apply the sheet here.
For most other materials the sheets are optional as they replace the use of the glue stick. Only for TPU 95A we advise against printing on the adhesion sheet; this material simply sticks too well to the sheet and removing the print from the platform is extremely difficult.
For more about Installing the Advanced 3D Printing Kit, visit this page: https://ultimaker.com/en/resources/22183-installing-the-advanced-3d-printing-kit.