Changing materials and print cores

Changing materials

Materials can be changed easily on the Ultimaker 3 by using the procedure from the menu. Besides changing a material you also have the option to only load or unload a material.

Note: Make sure compatible print cores are installed before you insert materials.

  1. Go to the menu Material/Print core > Material 1 or 2 > Change.
  2. Wait for the print core to heat up and reverse the material.
  3. Remove the material from the feeder and spool holder.
  4. Place the new material on the spool holder and wait until the Ultimaker 3 detects it.

    Note: When using non-Ultimaker material, you can select a material manually.

  5. Insert the material into the feeder and push it until the feeder grabs it.
  6. Confirm that you have inserted the material into the feeder by pushing the button at the front side of the Ultimaker 3.
  7. After the material has been forwarded, wait until it extrudes from the print head and then push on the button.

Changing print cores

Print cores can be changed easily on the Ultimaker 3 by using the procedure from the menu. Besides changing a print core you also have the option to only load or unload a print core.

  1. Go to the menu Material/PrintCore > PrintCore 1 or 2 > Change.
  2. Wait for the print core to heat up, reverse material and cool down again.
  3. Open the print head fan bracket.
  4. Remove the print core carefully by squeezing the levers and sliding the print core out of the print head.

    Caution: Do not touch the chip on the back side of the print core with your hands.

  5. Insert the new print core in the print head.

    Note: Make sure you keep the print core completely vertical while removing or installing it so it will smoothly slide out of/into the print head.

  6. Close the print head fan bracket.
  7. Wait for the Ultimaker 3 to load the material into the print core and cool down again.

Note: It is not possible to change a material and print core at the same time. If you want to change both, you must first unload the material, then change the print core and after that load the new material.