Ultimaker Original 1.75-mm-Custom

Ultimaker - 1.75mm Filament Custom

Last Update: May 10, 2020


Print TechnologyFFF(Fused Filament Fabrication)
Max. Build Area
(W x D x H)
(6.7 x 6.7 x 6.7 inch)
Number of NozzlesSingle
Nozzle Diameter0.3 mm
Filament DiameterPLA
Filament Diameter1.75 mm
Max. Printing SpeedMax. 70mm/s
Layer ResolutionFine 0.06 mm (60 microns)
Standard 0.1 mm (100 microns)
Speed 0.2 mm (200 microns)
Z-step per 1 mm = 200 steps/mm (theoretic resolution = 0.005mm) 
Ultimaker 1.75 Filament Custom - Machine Settings
Machine Settings of Our Ultimaker Custom in Cura 1.X.X (Last updated on 8 Nov 2017)

About Ultimaker Original

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A new baby of Ultimaker Original born after a night fully assembled

The Ultimaker Original was launched in 2011 and was distributed as a DIY kit at a price of €1,194.00. It was the first product sold by Ultimaker when the company had been found for just a few months. In 2012, it was awarded Fastest and Most Accurate 3D printer available by MAKE Magazine.

Related: Ultimaker: There’s a New 3D Printer in Town | Make Magazine

In spite of the medal, it was born in the primitive period of low-cost 3D printers. Its frame mainly made of laser-cut plywood parts and assembled with bolts and nuts. In addition, the kit had no control interface, no LCD display, and no SD card reader attached to its electronics. The 3D printer must be tethered to a computer via a USB cable during printing. These issues became the major drawback of the Ultimaker Original.

The Ultimaker team revised the design of Ultimaker Original after releasing their second model, Ultimaker2. They started to sell official upgrade kits for Ultimaker Original. The extension kits included a control interface called UltiController, parts for an improved feeder, a new Z stage, and a glass heat bed. It’s later on merged to be Ultimaker Original+ (Plus), which is still available to buy in 2020.

Related: Review: Ultimaker Original+ 3D Printer | Make Magazine

Meanwhile, many third-party kits were available on the market. Mostly made use of the parts from other brands of open source 3D printers, such as RepRap, Prusa, and E3D. For instance, our Ultimaker Original has customized with an E3D’s V6 hotend for the extruder and a Prusa’s LCD unit in the control box (You can find the components in the links listed below). The bloom of 3D printers offered a high variety of options to flexibly modify and hack the Ultimaker Original with open-source units and kits.

E3D V6 Hotend

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Prusa LCD CD Controller

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