User manual

User manual
The fast, easy to use, Open-source 3D printer
User manual
English Version 1.13
Table of Contents
Welcome to the Ultimaker 2
The Ultimaker experience
Specifications of the Ultimaker 2
Get started and unpack your Ultimaker 2
Unboxing your Ultimaker 2
B2. What’s in the box
Ultimaker 2 at a Glance
C. Installing parts on your Ultimaker 2
Installing power supply
Spool holder and filament guide
Switch on/off the Ultimaker 2
First use of your Ultimaker 2
First time startup
Leveling the build plate
Loading filament material
Make your first 3D print
3D Printing and print removal
Make a print file with Cura software
Downloading and installing Cura
Cura software interface
From to load file in Cura
Preparing a 3D model
From SD-card to print your file
Maintenance for your Ultimaker 2
F1. In General
The glass plate
Change filament and material feeder
Lubricating the axes
Troubleshooting and support for the Ultimaker 2
G1. Simple Troubleshooting tips
G2. Contact support
Safety and Compliance
Terms of service
User manual
A1. The Ultimaker Experience
This User manual is designed to help you start your
experience with Ultimaker 2. Within these pages, we
want to show you how simple and easy it is to produce great prints.
You might be familiar with earlier types of Ultimakers
or other 3D-printers. It is essential that your read this
manual carefully as there are a lot of new procedures
with Ultimaker 2.
For a more personal guidance towards your
Ultimaker 2 you can also watch the “Unboxing” and
”First time startup” video’s under the following links:
A. Welcome to the Ultimaker 2
A2. Specification of the Ultimaker 2
Physical dimensions
Print technology
Fused filament
fabrication (FFF)
Build volume
Layer resolution
23 x 22,5 x 20,5 cm
20 micron (Ultra high)
60 micron (High)
100 micron (Medium)
200 micron (Low)
Position precision
Filament diameter
Nozzle diameter
Print speed
Travel speed
X 12,5 micron
Y 12,5 micron
Z 5 micron
2.85 mm (generally known as 3 mm filament)
0.4 mm
30 mm/1 - 300 mm/s
30 mm/1 - 350 mm/s
Shipping box
X 42.0 cm
Y 42.0 cm
Z 57.8 cm
Cura - Official Ultimaker
Windows (XP 32 bit/7+)
Ubuntu Linux (12.04+)
Mac OS X (10.6 64bit +)
Ambient Operating
Storage Temperature
Software package
File types Supports
100 - 240 V, approx. 4 AMPS,
50 - 60 HZ
221 watt max.
Power Requirements
24 V DC @ 9.2 AMPS
Frame Dimension
X 35.7 cm
Y 34.2 cm
Z 38.8 cm
With all parts attached
and the max height
filament guide tube
X 49.2 cm
Y 34.2 cm
Z 55.8 cm
Total Shipping weight
11.2 kg
15.6 kg
15 - 32 degrees celsius
0 - 32 degrees celsius
Operating nozzle
180 - 260 degrees celsius
Operating heated build
plate temperature
50 - 100 degrees celsius
Average operational
49 dBA.
Stand-alone printing from SD-card
USB (firmware)
WiFi (Doodle3D WiFi-Box)
WARNING: The Ultimaker 2 generates high temperatures and has hot moving parts that can cause injury. Never reach inside of the Ultimaker 2 while it is in operation.
Always control the Ultimaker 2 from the push wheel on the front or with the power-switch on the
back. Allow the Ultimaker 2 to cool down for 5 minutes before reaching inside.
CAUTION: When opening the Ultimaker 2 for service, ensure that the power supply is turned off
and the cord is disconnected from the wall socket.
CAUTION: Only use power supply provided with your Ultimaker 2.
A. Welcome to the Ultimaker 2
B1.Unboxing your Ultimaker 2
1. Place the Ultimaker 2 box on a stable surface, Placing it centrally on the floor will provide
the best accessible position for unpacking.
2. Open the box. Here you will see the first
cardboard layer with:
- Ultimaker 2 User Manual
- A wrapped in plastic glassplate
- Spool with PLA filament material
- Power Cable for your country
- Ultimaker 2 fly and YouMagine flyer.
NOTE: You can download a PDF copy of this
User manual under manual at the support
3. Now Remove the first cardboard layer.
4. Now remove the four cardboard corner
B. Get started & unpack your Ultimaker 2
5. Now take out the box with the essential
accesoires (Check out the next chapter for
content of this box).
6. Remove the cardboard sheet on top of the
Ultimaker 2.
7. Now lift it gently up with 2 hands on the top
of the Ultimaker 2
Caution: Make sure you lift ONLY by the
frame DO NOT TOUCH any internal parts of
ultimaker 2
8. Position it on a sturdy table to
optimise the approach and with plenty of
space surrounding it.
NOTE: Please do not use excessive force
when unpacking your Ultimaker 2. Excessive
force may lead to damage to the Ultimaker 2
and its components.
9. Remove the packing cardboard from inside the Ultimaker 2.
B. Get started & unpack your Ultimaker 2
10. To remove te cardboard piece underneath
the buildplate, gently lift up the buildplate
from the side. Make sure you pule it up at the
thickest alumium plate, this should go very
11. Now you can take out the cardboard and
gently push the buildplate back to the bottom
of the Ultimaker 2.
12. Now carefully remove the cardboard piece at the top back of the ultimaker 2, they are
folded around the axis and the rubber belts.
Caution: Do NOT use anything sharp to
remove the cardboard, this could damage the
rubber belts.
13. Uncut & remove the 2 plastic
tiewraps that strap the XY axis and
sliderblock together in the corners of the
Caution: Do NOT use anything sharp to
remove the cardboard, this could damage the
rubber belts.
14. Now unwrap the glass from the plastic
that you unboxed in an earlier stage.
B. Get started & unpack your Ultimaker 2
15. Gently slide the glass plate over the buildplate so that it snaps into the metal clamps at
the back side of the build plate.
16. At last, close the metal clamps at the front
to lock the glass plate in it’s position.
B. Get started & unpack your Ultimaker 2
B2.What’s in the box
Besides your Ultimaker 2 supplied with SD card in the 3D printer, there are a lot of essential accesoires that comes with this 3D printer. All the following parts should be in the box,
please check contents.
Filament spool
Spool holder & filament
Glue stick
Power supply and
USB cable (only for
firmware update)
Test print done by this
Ultimaker 2
Hex wrenches
User manual
B. Get started & unpack your Ultimaker 2
B3.Ultimaker 2 at a glance
2. SD-card slot
3. Push and rotate button
4. Build plate
Glass clamps
Build plate screws
7. Print head
* Front view
* Back view
B. Get started & unpack your Ultimaker 2
8. Filament guide tube
9. Print head cable
10. Material feeder
11. Spool holder
12. Power Socket
13. USB Socket
14. Power switch
15. Filament guide hole
C1.Installing power supply
Attaching power supply
Now the next step is to give the Ultimaker 2 power. This is done by attaching the external
power supply.
1. First make sure the power switch is in the OFF
position, this is when the button at the back is pressed to [0].
2. The corresponding power cable (for your country) has to be inserted in the power brick of the
power supply.
3. The connector has to be inserted at the back of
the Ultimaker 2, in the round hole next to the on/off
switch and USB slot. The flat side of the power plug
has to face towards the top of the Ultimaker 2.
4. Now plug the external power supply into the wall
socket. Detaching the power supply
1. If the power supply has to be detached, the first
step is to make sure the Ultimaker 2 turned off.
This is done by pressing the power switch to 0.
2. Next take the power plug out of the wall socket.
3. The plug has a sliding collar. When removing
the plug from the machine, gently slide the collar
outwards which will release the plug and allow it to
come out with ease.
CAUTION: Please make sure not to pull the cable.
Excessive force may result in breaking this
4. The main cable in the power brick can be detached by pulling it out gently.
C. Installing parts on your Ultimaker 2
C2.Spool holder and filament guide
Attaching the spool holder
1. The spool holder attaches to the back of the
Ultimaker 2.
2. Take the spool holder and insert the top through
the hole [2] in the middle of the back.
3. Now press it further down [3] until it snaps into
place. The filament can now be added. When facing
towards the back of the Ultimaker 2 the filament
has to turn counterclockwise around the spool. The
filament spool can now be pushed over the spool
holder until it “clicks”. This means that the filament
spool is fitted. To detaching the spool holder the
filament has to be removed
Detaching the spool holder
4. Take the spool holder and squeeze it at both
sides [3], now you can easily swivel it up.
Now reverse steps [3] and [2] The top side of the
spool holder is the pivot point. The spool holder
should detach easily. Now it can be taken away
Attaching filament guide
5. It works like a key. Orientate it so that it will fit in
the hole [4], put it in [5] and rotate counterclockwise
90 degree’s so that the little pin clicks into the tiny
hole above [6].
C. Installing parts on your Ultimaker 2
C3.Switch on/off the Ultimaker 2
Switch on the Ultimaker 2
The on/off button of the Ultimaker 2 is located at the
back. The [1] represents off and the [2] represents
When it’s switched to the [1] the Ultimaker 2 is turned on and should start up.
After the Ultimaker 2 has been turned on, the front
LED display should light up and the sides should
Switch off the Ultimaker 2
The Ultimaker 2 can be turned off by pressing the
power switch to [2] at any time, it is recommended
to only turn off the Ultimaker 2 when it is NOT in use.
When the Ultimaker 2 is switched off, the display
and lights will automatically turn themselves off.
C. Installing parts on your Ultimaker 2
D1. First time startup
This chapter guides you through the steps and the first run of the Ultimaker 2. After you
switch on your Ultimaker 2, the display will light up and guide you through “The First Run
Use of the display
1/21. You can navigate through the display by using the button. This button can be
pushed and rotated. By rotating you can select or control an action. By pushing you
can confirm an action. When pushing the button you hear a “beep” sound to confirm
your chosen action. A blinking button means the Ultimaker 2 is waiting for user input.
2/21. After the Welcome Notification on the LCD
screen, click [CONTINUE] to go to the next step.
NOTE: If you don’t see the first run wizard, navigate
to [MAINTENANCE], [ADVANCED] and confirm for a
[Factory reset] You can use this function for the first
run wizard at any time.
3/21. When you read this step confirm the
[CONTINUE] to go the next step: Leveling the build
D. First use of your Ultimaker 2
D2.Leveling the build plate
If the build plate is too far away from the nozzle
your 3D-print might not stick to the build plate.
Equally, if you adjust the build plate too close to the
nozzle, the build plate can block the filament from
extruding from the nozzle. It can also scratch the
build plate.
NOTE: After transportation you might want to level
your build plate to ensure your 3D prints stick well to
the build plate.
How to level the build plate
When leveling the build plate you must follow the
step 4/21 until 10/21 on the display where the first
step 4/21 control the height by rotating this button.
In the step 5/21 you rotate this left build
plate screw under the build plate to control the
height between the nozzle and the build plate.
In 6/21 you adjust a similar build plate screw on the
right hand side. Rotating left means closer to the
CAUTION: In these steps the print head will automatically move through the Ultimaker 2. Also the
Build plate will determine its destination by going up and down again.
Now, follow the display instruction 4/21 and, 5/21, [CONTINUE] when finished.
D. First use of your Ultimaker 2
Continued: Leveling the build plate
Follow the display instruction 6/21 and 7/21, [CONTINUE] when finished.
We are going to do this again to fine tune the build plate. Please, make sure you have a piece of
paper within reach and press [CONTINUE] to go to the next step. Make sure you turn the build
plate screw to finetune this step if necessary.
8/21. Follow display instruction as demonstrated in the supporting image and press
[CONTINUE] when finished.
9/21. Follow display instruction as demonstrated in the supporting image and press
[CONTINUE] when finished.
10/21. Follow display instruction as demonstrated in the supporting image and press [CONTINUE]
when finished.
NOTE: If you have problems, or if you need to level your build plate again, you can use the
[BUILD PLATE] function under [MAINTENANCE] through the standard menu.
D. First use of your Ultimaker 2
D3. Loading filament material
11/21. Now that we have completed the initial leveling tasks we [CONTINUE] and go to the step
where we are going to insert filament material in the
material feeder.
Please make sure you have a filament spool positioned over the spool holder,
guided along the filament guide, with the filament in counter clockwise direction.
12/21. In this step, you need to wait a minute while
the printhead heats up. Wait for the onscreen progress bar to reach 100%
NOTE: The printhead will now move itself to the
front automatically.
13/21. This step needs some extra focus.
The wheel in the material feeder will start rotating slowly. Take the material and put it in the hole
at the bottom of the material feeder. There is a hole where it should go into right above the sticker.
Follow the display instruction with the supporting images below but WAIT! before pushing
[CONTINUE] and check the next page for more instructions.
Push the filament in the material feeder until the
filament is being grabbed by the knurled wheel.
This takes some force.
D. First use of your Ultimaker 2
You can [CONTINUE] this step, 13/21, when the
material is loaded until it reaches the first
bowden tube clip.
14/21. The filament is being pulled through the
transparent bowden-tube more quickly. Wait until
the progress bar is full.
15/21. Follow the instruction on the display. When
the filament material exits from the nozzle, click the
button to [CONTINUE].
WARNING: Do not touch the extruder while it is
heating, it is heating up to 220 degrees celsius.
NOTE: Don’t be surprised if the material that initially
comes out of the nozzle is not the color you expected. There’s probably some filament left inside the
nozzle. This is caused by testing the Ultimaker 2
before packing.
Wait until you see the color that you loaded comes
out of the nozzle before you [CONTINUE].
Follow the display instruction 16/21 and 17/21. Make
sure you choose the right material, this material type
is usually indicated on the filament spool.
Press the [READY] to choose the material. 18/21.
Confirm the selection by choosing [YES] or [NO]
D. First use of your Ultimaker 2
D4. Make your first 3D print
19/21. It is important to tell your Ultimaker 2 which
type of material it will be using. Ultimaker 2 will adjust its settings to match with specific
materials. [CONTINUE] to go to the next step.
20/21. Now that the Ultimaker 2 has leveled its build
plate and has material filament loaded, it can now
begin to 3D print. [ARE YOU READY] to go to the
next step!
Before you continue onto the
next step, make sure that you
add a thin layer of glue on the
middle of the glass print plate.
Use the provided gluestick
that came with your
Ultimaker 2.
21/21. Make sure you have the SD-card
inserted that came with your Ultimaker 2,
If not, the SD-card can be inserted at the front of the
Ultimaker 2 on the right side of the
display in the SD-card slot.
[LET’S PRINT] to start 3D printing!
Your SD-card comes with the file
[Ultimaker Robot] click the button if you would like
to print this file.
D. First use of your Ultimaker 2
D5. 3D printing and print removal
After you have chosen your [Ultimaker Robot] to
print your Ultimaker 2 will prepare itself and heat its
print head nozzle and build plate. (This can take up
to 5 minutes).
WARNING: Do not touch the extruder while it is
heating and in use. Temperatures can vary between
220 and 260 degrees celsius.
While printing, the LCD display will indicate the
progress of your print and the remaining time to
completion. There is also on screen, the
options [TUNE] and [ABORT].
When your 3D print is finished, the display will
indicate that the Ultimaker 2 is cooling down.The
progress bar indicates when it is safe to take out
your print.
WARNING: Do not touch the print inside the
Ultimaker 2 while it is still cooling down. Wait until
the display tells you “Print Finished. You can remove the print”. Some parts are cooling down from a
temperature of max. 260 degrees celcius and might
be still very hot.
Now your print and your Ultimaker 2 is at a safe
temprature. You can remove the print. Select the
[BACK TO MENU] to start the next print. Also on
this screen, you have the options to [CHANGE MATERIAL] and [MAINTENANCE].
Because you have completed the “First run
wizard” this is now your home menu every time you
start up your Ultimaker 2. Under [MAINTENANCE]
and the [ADVANCED] you can choose [Factory reset] if you want to do the “First run wizard” again.
D. First use of your Ultimaker 2
E1.Downloading and installing Cura
The preferred software for your Ultimaker 2 is Cura from Ultimaker. This software package prepares your 3D model into instructions that your Ultimaker 2 uses to produce an
1. The Cura software package can be downloaded
from the Our software section on our website:
2. Download the latest version of Cura for your operating system. Our software is available for, WindowsXP or newer, MacOS 10.6 or newer and Ubuntu Linux 12.10 or newer.
3. Open the installer and follow the directions to install the software.
4. After installing Cura, Cura will ask
what kind of 3D printer you have.
Select the Ultimaker 2. No other
configuration will be required, and Cura
will be ready to use.
5. After the installation you will see the
Ultimaker-robot positioned in the Cura
NOTE: We keep on updating our software, so the
latest version that you have downloaded might be
a newer version than the one in this manual.
E. Make a printfile with cura software
E2. Cura software interface
This is the main screen of Cura. Here you can choose which object or objects to print. And
how you want them to be printed.
1. Load file
Click this button to load
an object to your print
area. You can add as many
objects as you can fit on the
2. Save toolpath (SD)
When you press this button
the prepared toolpath will
be saved on the SD card.
3. Share on
Through this button you
can share your 3D files on
4. Menu bar
In this bar you can change
to Full settings, preferences
and more expert settings.
5. Print type profiles
3 options to choose a print
6. Print with support
The option to give your model some support material
to make the print more
7. View modes
After your model has been
prepared for printing, you
can use different view modes to analyse your design.
9. Scale model options
Option to change the scale
of the object you like to
10. Mirror model options
Options to mirror the object
you’d like to print.
11. Loaded 3D model
This is the object you have
loaded through the load file
12. 3D print volume
This is a visualisation of the
print area of your Ultimaker.
8. Rotate model options
Option to change the rotation of the object you like to
E. Make a printfile with cura software
Continued: Cura software interface
The following mouse actions are used to work, navigate and view the 3D model:
Leftmouse button
Select objects. Hold and
move the mouse to drag
object on the 3D print area.
Scrollwheel button
Use the scroll wheel to
zoom in or out.
Rightmouse button
Hold and move the mouse
to rotate the viewpoint
around the 3D model.
Rightmouse button + Shift
Hold and move the mouse
to pan the 3D view.
Right and left mouse
Hold and move the mouse
to zoom.
E. Make a printfile with cura software
E3. From to load file in Cura
Now that you are familiar with Cura we continue to explain how you can download a 3D
file from and load this into Cura. is an online community for 3D printing.
1. Open your browser and go to
2. Use the search field at the menu bar next to the
magnifying glass to find a model of your interest.
Let’s search for example “coffee cup” and ‘Enter’.
3. Choose a design you like.
4. The following page will provide you a
‘Download’ button where you can get your .stl file
which is needed to print a 3D model.
5. The .stl file can be loaded into the Cura
software, explained more fully in the next
Tip: If you’ve made a 3D design yourself, you can
contribute back to the YouMagine community!
NOTE: The screenshots may not look and
work exactly the same because this platform is in continuous development.
E. Make a printfile with cura software
E4. Preparing a 3D model
1. Most 3D printable files that you will find on are in the STL format. Let’s start by
clicking on the Load button in Cura.
2. When you have loaded a file into Cura you might
notice the progress bar. Cura is automatically making the 3D model print ready for you.
3. In the meantime you can adjust settings and
select a print type.
4. When the 3D model is prepared, the Save
toolpath button shows up and gives you the option to save the prepared model in a directory.
Underneath the button Cura gives you an
indication about your print on
- Estimated Print Time
- Amount of material required
- And the weight of your 3D print
5. After you inserted the included SD-card into your
computer, Cura changes the Save toolpath Button
into the Toolpath to SD Button.
6. Just after you choose for the Toolpath to SD
button you will see the same progress bar but now it
saves the file on the SD card.
7. When finished saving It will give you the notification that your file has been saved.
8. Before taking out the SD-card make sure you
always choose the safely eject button in Cura.
E. Make a printfile with cura software
E5. From SD-card to print your file
1. After saving the file and safely ejecting your SD-card from your computer, it is time to
insert it in the SD-card Slot at the front of your Ultimaker 2.
2. By rotating the button and selecting [PRINT],
you can now choose your desired print model from
the SD-card.
Note. If you would like know more about Cura check the total Cura manual on our website:
E. Make a printfile with cura software
F1. In General
To achieve the best possible results from your Ultimaker 2, some basic annual maintenance is recommended. This chapter contains tips which helps you to keep the Ultimaker
2 running at it’s best.
Before you make a print a quick check is advised. A visual check is
recommended to see if there is not any:
- old prints/objects on the build plate.
- make sure no one can possibly walk over, damage or pull out the power supply cable.
Updating firmware with USB cable
Once a while Cura will give you a mention that new firmware available. New firmware
means that we have optimize the control of the electronics which will gives better print
results and user experience. If you see this mention, connect the USB cable between your
computer and your Ultimaker 2 and follow the instructions in Cura.
F. Maintenance for your Ultimaker 2
F2. The glass plate
Cleaning the glass plate
After a lot of printing, there sometimes can be a little excess glue stuck to the glass build
plate. This can cause an uneven print surface and it is recommended to clean it once in a
1. Make sure Ultimaker 2 power is powered off.
2. Carefully slide the front glass clamps and click them off carefully.
WARNING. Use a screwdriver for this step
because the clamps can be sharp.
WARNING. Make sure you only take out
the glass plate when it is cooled down.
3. Make sure the building plate is at the bottom of your Ultimaker 2, this is to prevent you
not damage you printhead or Z- axis.
4. Now you continue to slide the glass plate of the build plate to the front and take it
5. To disolve and clean off the excess glue, place the glass plate carefully under normal
tap water and brush off the material.
WARNING. The glass plate is positioned on an electrical heating area so make sure it
really is dry.
6. Put it back in and slide the glass clamps back in the original position.
Note. To be sure that your next print will be succesfull you might want to level your build
plate. You can do this under [maintenance].
F. Maintenance for your Ultimaker 2
F3. Change filament and material feeder
Removing filament
In the Ultimaker 2 the filament material can be changed. As you have learned in previous
steps there is no need to do this all by yourself because the Ultimaker 2 helps you with
1. Go to the [MATERIAL] tab on the main menu of the display. Press the button: next go
to [CHANGE], this can be done by turning the wheel next to the screen. Press the button.
Note: firmware updates in the future may use a different terminology.
2. Your Ultimaker 2 will heat up so the material can be removed later. When the required
temperature is met, the feeder will turn by itself and retract the filament.
3. Rewind the filament on the filament spool and make sure it cannot uncoil at a later
moment (secure with hole in spool, tape or anything that works).
Feeding material
4. When you took the filament from the spool, you
(can) replace it with a new spool, follow the instructions on the display.
5. In the last step of the instructions we make sure
that the printer knows what kind of material you
have inserted in your machine. Select on the display
the material that is identified on the spool.
Clean material feeder
After a lot of printing, the wheel in the material
feeder can accumulate small plastic particles.You
can clean this by blowing air on the wheel or using a
simple brush.
F. Maintenance for your Ultimaker 2
F4. Lubricating the axes
After approximately every half year the threaded
rod on the z-stage has to be
lubricated. A green grease (Magnalube-G) is included with the Ultimaker 2. This grease is the lubrication which has to be used on the threaded Z-stage
Note: The green grease should be applied as is shown
in the photograph.
Make sure you spread 10 drops of grease over the
entire exposed threaded rod. With you next print
on the Ultimaker 2 the Thread will grease itself by
moving up and down.
If you notice small wavers in the outside surfaces of
your 3D printed objects.It is recommended to add a
single drop of sewing machine oil onto the X and Y
steel axes bars. This will inprove the smooth movement of your Ultimaker 2. This lubrication is not
included in the Ultimaker 2 package.
If you choose to lubricate the X- and Y-axis you
MUST use sewing machine oil. Apply a maximum
of one droplet oil on the axis.
Remove any excess oil.
F. Maintenance for your Ultimaker 2
G1. Simple Troubleshooting tips
In case something goes wrong with your Ultimaker 2, the following chapter will help you.
From diagnosing and fixing the problem yourself to contacting support.
Print detaches during printing or print does not
stick at all.
Build plate is not properly leveled.
Follow the instructions under [MAINTENANCE] and
Second cause
Material is not adhering to the build plate.
Using a thin layer of the supplied glue-stick as discussed in chapter D4.
Print is stuck on the build plate.
Object is stuck on the build plate, even after soaking
in water. PLA or ABS has bonded with the glass.
Use a spatula or another thin object such as a wedge
between the glass and the object. Slowly push the
wedge under the object from different directions. If
the object will not
release from the build plate try slightly tapping the
Material feeder ticks when loading new material.
Caution: be very careful when using a
sharp tool to remove objects.
Material has reached the nozzle and is exiting the nozzle, the feeder cannot keep up with
the flow.
While loading new material it is normal for the feeder to tick, the feeder is designed to tick
backwards instead of grinding the material.
G. Troubleshooting and support for the Ultimaker 2
Continued: Simple Troubleshooting tips
Not enough material is released from the nozzle.
Material feeder on the back of the Ultimaker 2 is ticking while printing. Nozzle is blocked or
partially blocked by dirt or burned material.
Increasing the print temperature to 260C while printing in an attempt to clear the blockage.
If the blockage is removed keep printing at 260C for at least 10 minutes to clean out any
Second cause
Printing at 260C does not solve the blockage.
Something larger than 0.4mm could be blocking the nozzle. Cleaning the nozzle or replacing it is recommended. Contact support: [email protected] who will assist in fixing
your Ultimaker 2.
Material flow stops and material is ground down by the feeder.
Nozzle could be blocked or partially blocked.
See ìNot enough material is released from the nozzle.î for causes and solutions.
Second cause
Too much pressure is put on the material by the feeder.
Release the pressure on the feeder a bit by adjusting the build plate screw clockwise.
Third cause
Too little pressure is put on the material by the feeder, causing the material to slip.
Put more pressure on the feeder a bit by adjusting the pressure screw counter clockwise.
Ultimaker 2 display only shows: ERROR - STOPPED, Temp Sensor
A problem with the temperature measurement has been detected, the printer has been
switched off for safety reasons.
It indicates an electronics problem. Contact support: [email protected] who will assist
in fixing your Ultimaker 2.
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G2. Contact support
In case you run into difficulty not addressed in this manual, please feel free to contact our
support staff through email, phone and of course our support ticket system.
See for details.
There is also a wealth of information, tips and amazing Ultimaker printed objects on our
busy online forum community. These forums can be reached online at
Drop by and say hello !
If you need any help resolving an issue you can always email our
support department at:
[email protected]
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G3. Terminology
ABS filament: This is a well-known plastic
known for its strength and industrial properties.
Active cooling fan: The fan that cools the print
head as it is printing.
Build plate: The frame that supports the glass
print plate.
Cura: Open Source Software that allows you to
turn your 3D model into a printable file.
Display: The OLED display provides the menu
for controlling the Ultimaker 2.
Filament guide tube: The plastic tube that guides the filament from the material feeder to the
print head.
Firmware: The software that runs on the electronic board.
Gantry: The construction of metal rods that
allow movements on the x- y- and z-axis.
G-code: The code that comes out of the slicing
process of a 3D model in Cura. It describes the
movements of your print head.
Glue: The glue can be used as an adhesive between your build plate and your model.
Knurled wheel: Gives grip to push the filament in
the filament guide tube.
LED strip: It is a strip which contains several
small lights (Light Emitting Diodes) to light the
Ultimaker 2.
Material feeder: The feeder that drives the
filament through the filament guide tube into the
Material feeder tensioner: The tension with
which the filament is pushed through material
feeder can be adjusted by tuning this tensioner.
Nozzle: The opening at the end of the print
head. The filament is being pushed through the
opening and will put down on your build plate.
PLA filament: This is a hard bioplastic that has
a low environmental impact. It is derived from
renewable, starch-based resources. It has a very
low shrinkage which is helpful for great prints.
Build plate screws: These screws can adjust the
leveling of the build plate.
Power supply: The A/C power supply. It consists of a block and a power cable. The cable can
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have different power plugs (US, EU,AU,UK). It
depends on what kind of electric outlet is used in
a country.
Power switch: Turns the Ultimaker on or off.
Print head: The assembly that melts the filament
and pushes it through the nozzle onto the build
Print head fans: The fans which cool the filament as soon as it is put onto the build plate.
Push button: By rotating and pushing the button in front of the Ultimaker 2, you can access
the control panel.
SD-card: Secure Digital memory card that can
store digital data. The card that can be used with
the Ultimaker has to be an SD-card and not an
SDHC card. It has to be formatted with FAT16 or
FAT32 with a maximum capacity of 2GB.
Slicing: The process that turns a 3D model into
code that can be used with 3D printers.
Slider blocks: The slider blocks maintain the
connection between the gantry axes.
Spool holder: The plastic piece attached to the
back of the Ultimaker 2. It can hold different
kinds of filament spools.
.stl: A widely used file format for 3D models.
Threaded rod: The long rod behind the build
plate which is threaded. This rod makes the build
move up and down.
USB cable: The cable that allows direct communication between the Ultimaker and a computer,
using the USB interface on the computer. A website where you can share
your models and download (3D) models from
the people within the youmagine communnity.
G4. Safety and Compliance
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
This is a class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference
in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
The Ultimaker 2 can in very rare cases temporarily lose display function caused by ESD. Display function can be fully restored by turning the machine off and then on again.
The EMC test report of the Ultimaker 2 is available on request at [email protected]
Electrical safety
The Ultimaker 2 operates on 24 volts (Extra-low-voltage) and is therefore outside the scope
of the low-voltage directive. The power supply meets all CE mark regulations and is protected
against short-circuit, overload, over voltage and over temperature. For more information concerning electrical safety aspects we refer you to the Mean Well EC-Conformity Declaration for
the GS220AX power adaptors.
Only use the Ultimaker 2 with power supplies and cables supplied bij Ultimaker B.V..
Always unplug the printer before maintenance or modifications.
Mechanical safety
The Ultimaker 2 contains many moving parts, but the stepper motors do not have enough
power to cause serious injuries and moving gears have been covered. Still, it is advised to only
reach in the machine when it is turned off.
Always unplug the printer before maintenance or modifications.
Risk of burns
There is a potential risk of burns, as the print-head can reach temperatures of up to 260°C and
the heated bed of up to 120°C. The nozzle of the print-head is mostly surrounded by an aluminum cover to prevent contact, but still we advise against reaching in the machine when the
print-head and/or heated bed are hot.
Always let the printer cool down for at least 30 minutes before maintenance or modifications.
The Ultimaker 2 is designed to print with PLA and ABS filaments. The use of other materials is
at your own risk.
When printing ABS, small concentrations of Styrene vapor can be released. This can (in some
cases) cause headaches, fatigue, dizziness, confusion, drowsiness, malaise, difficulty in concentrating, and a feeling of intoxication. Therefore good ventilation is required, and long term
exposure should be avoided. It is advisable to use a fume hood (with active carbon filtering for
ductless extraction). Fume extraction is mandatory for use in offices, classrooms and alike.
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Printing pure PLA is considered safe, although good ventilation is still advised for possible
unknown vapors released from coloring dyes in colored PLA.
Only use your printer in a well-ventilated area.
General safety information
The Ultimaker 2 is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical
and/or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given
supervision or instruction concerning the use of the appliance by a person responsible for their
Children should be under constant supervision when using the printer.
The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive and
shall be used only as a guide.
The conditions or methods used for assembling, handling, storage, use or disposal of the
device are beyond our control and may be beyond our knowledge. For this and other reasons,
we do not assume responsibility and expressly disclaim liability for loss, injuries, damage, or
expense arising out of or in any way connected with the assembly, handling, storage, use or
disposal of the product.
The information in this document was obtained from sources which we believe are reliable.
However, the information is provided without any warranty, express or implied, regarding its
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Returning Purchased Items. ** LIMITED **
Ultimaker accepts returns on a very limited basis: for any electronic items, the Company accepts returns only on unaffected devices within 14 calendar days from the date of receipt of
merchandise. “Unaffected” means a device has never been assembled, powered up, programmed, or otherwise changed. Similarly, for non-electronic items, the Company accepts returns
only on unopened items within 14 calendar days from the date of receipt of merchandise. After
14 days, all sales are considered final.
Ultimaker products are warranted only to the original purchaser for a period of three
months from the original purchase date, under normal use and service, against defective workmanship and material.
This warranty is void if the product has been damaged by accident or unreasonable use, immersion in water, neglect, abuse, battery leakage or improper installation, improper service, or
other causes not arising out of defects in workmanship or materials of the product. All warranty claims are subject to:
Ultimaker being notified of the warranty claim within the warranty period Ultimaker
verifying the existence of a defect in the productReceipt of valid proof of your purchase date.
Note: Please make sure that you have a valid proof of purchase (Receipt) before
contacting Customer Service.
Note: Please make sure to retain your original packaging in case of warranty service.
In the event that you experience any problems with your Ultimaker product and before returning a product for any reason, it is necessary to contact the Ultimaker Support team to determine and diagnose the issues you are experiencing prior to taking any other course of action. To
communicate with Ultimaker Support, you can open a support ticket at: or email [email protected]
If the service representative is unable to solve the problem, you will be provided with instructions as to how to go about having the unit repaired or replaced if it is under warranty. Return of
a product under warranty is governed by the following rules -- you must return your product,
shipping prepaid and with proof of purchase date, as instructed by a Ultimaker service representative.
In the event that a product under warranty is repaired or replaced, the replacement will be
covered under the original warranty or for 30 days, whichever is longer. Repair or replacement
is your exclusive remedy, and Ultimaker’s exclusive liability, under this warranty.
Replacement may consist of replacing the product with the same product or with a different
product of the same value. Ultimaker shall not be liable for any incidental or consequential damages for the breach of any warranty on this product. Any implied warranty of merchantability
or fitness for a particular purpose on this product is limited to the duration of this warranty.
Ultimaker B.V.
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4191PL Geldermalsen
The Netherlands
[email protected]
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