Santa Brought Us A Dual Colour 3D Printer

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A great news for the Make It! valuable customers: We have a new printer in our creation lab; An Ultimaker 3 Extended, one of the best desktop versions in the market.

Ultimaker has been a recommended 3D printer among pros and in the latest Make: Magazine (Dec. 2017/January 2018) issue, Ultimaker 3 was ranked number 4 (based on the Machine Rating) in the “Ultimate Guide To Desktop Fabrication”.

The printer is famous for its accuracy and clean printing. This version also can print in dual colours so we are working on adding this service to our regular 3D printing service in the Make It!

boat printed in Make It

This is one of the first print jobs with the new printer in two colours: black and silver. I used the original dual designing files downloaded from Thingivers page: #3DBenchy – The jolly 3D printing torture-test by

Another great opportunity with this printer is it works with PVA filament too. PVA is a dissolvable plastic in water so you can use it as Support and then clean the print job in the water to get rid of support without any marks on the main job. We hope to add this material to our printing service too.

We haven’t named it yet. Probably you want to help us to pick the name. Please email me your suggestions and if it’s chosen, get a free print job with this printer as a reward!

These are some of its specifications for those who might be interested:

Technology: Fused deposition modeling (FDM)

Print head: Dual-extrusion print head with an auto-nozzle lifting system and swappable print cores

Build volume: Left nozzle: 215 x 215 x 300 mm; Right nozzle: 215 x 215 x 300 mm; Dual material: 197 x 215 x 300 mm

Filament diameter: 2.85 mm

Layer resolution: between 20 to 600 microns based on the nozzle diameter

Build plate: Heated glass build plate

Supported materials: Nylon, PLA, ABS, CPE, CPE+, PC, TPU 95A, PP, PVA, Breakaway

Nozzle diameter: 0.25 mm, 0.40 mm, 0.80 mm

To see the full specifications, please go here.

Santa Brought Us A Dual Colour 3D Printer


Majid is the Digital Creation Specialist in PBRL and with a background in engineering, he likes to try any new technology in maker movement. With more than 20 year experience in journalism and film reviewing in Persian language, his first hobby is writing about movies, politics and philosophy; if his two wonderful kids let him do it!