Ultimaker Metal Expansion Kit


3D Printing metal parts has become much more accessible! With the introduction of the Ultimaker Metal Expansion Kit, metal printing is now a fully integrated and validated process on the Ultimaker Platform. Ultimaker’s metal printing offering has been designed to provide an affordable, entry-level end-to-end solution to Ultimaker users that need to reduce the production costs and lead time of metal parts.

Ultimaker and BASF Forward AM are proud to announce the Metal Expansion Kit, meaning it is now possible to print functional steel parts on your Ultimaker S5, at a fraction of the cost of other metal production methods. A new range of metal 3D printing applications by upgrading the Ultimaker S5 with the Metal Expansion Kit. Its seamless workflow makes creating stainless steel parts easier, more efficient, and affordable. From small series of small tools to auxiliary components.

Let’s take a look at what’s included:

  • BASF Forward AM Ultrafuse® 17-4 PH filament (1 kg)
  • BASF Forward AM Ultrafuse® Support Layer filament (300 g)²
  • Packaging for green parts and a voucher toward post-processing
  • Ultimaker Print Core CC 0.4
  • Ultimaker Print Core DD 0.4¹
  • Magigoo Pro Metal (50 ml) adhesive
  • Free Ultimaker Cura software with optimised metal part slicing features
  • Access to exclusive metal FFF e-learning content on Ultimaker Academy

Being able to 3D print either plastic or metal on the Ultimaker S5 opens up a wider range of potential applications, making your 3D printer even more versatile.

Metal 3D printing with Ultimaker requires no hardware modifications. Simply swap the print cores, load the material (which is automatically recognized thanks to an NFC chip in the spool), and start your print. The result is a “green” part ready for debinding and sintering.

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