Ultimaker expands Print Core CC offerings for industrial applications

July 26, 2021

Ultimaker’s new print core CC will allow for broader manufacturing capabilities with high-strength composite materials such as carbon fibres, metals, ceramics, and glass (Courtesy Ultimaker)

Ultimaker, Utrecht, the Netherlands, has launched a print core CC with a wear-resistant hardened steel nozzle for its S-line Additive Manufacturing machines. This now allows for broader manufacturing capabilities with high-strength composite materials such as carbon fibres, metals, ceramics, and glass. The print core is available in new 0.4 mm and updated 0.6 mm sizes, replacing the print core CC Red 0.6 mm. The 0.4 mm-version is suited to composite applications with detailed features, thinner lines and a smooth surface finish, while the wider 0.6 mm results in a faster manufacturing time.

The wear-resistant print core CC is intended for applications that require extra stiffness and rigidity (e.g., functional prototypes or manufacturing tools), whilst the hardened steel nozzle and titanium heat break extend the core’s durability. In addition to benefitting from the updated 0.6 mm design, users are now able to achieve more intricate designs with the 0.4 mm nozzle. As the latter is a third smaller in diameter, users can additively manufacture parts that require higher visual quality and accuracy – key for metal Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF).

The print core CC enables the Additive Manufacturing of over sixty composite materials in the Ultimaker system. Furthermore, the nozzles are easily swapped without using tools and the print core immediately appears in Ultimaker Cura software, after which users select the right manufacturing settings.

“Our customers need to innovate freely; Ultimaker continues to offer new solutions to address their biggest challenges,” stated Miguel Calvo, CTO. “The updated print core CC will allow innovators to print more detailed –and robust designs with high-strength materials with greater reliability. This opens the door for more industrial use-cases for 3D printing, increasing the value this proven technology brings to manufacturers globally.”


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