Ultimaker 2 Print Configurations

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This page contains 3d printing configuration information specific to the Ultimaker 2. For preparing any print for this printer, make sure that you select "Ultimaker2" under "Machine" in Cura. If that option is not present, you may need to follow the Cura configuration instructions for this printer, or may need to install the latest LulzBot version of Cura.


The default PLA material settings work, with one modification: after selecting the loaded material, go to the "Material" settings page, and then "Customize", and change the filament diameter setting to 3mm.

Apply glue stick to the print bed to facilitate PLA bed adhesion.


Because of contraction due to cooling, ABS tends to lift away from the glass build plate. This is worse for square corners; round objects rarely lift. In Cura, specify a raft around your object. This way, the raft will (possibly) lift but your object may stay flat. When the build-plate is still cool, paint a thin layer of ABS paint (glass jar) onto the clean glass build plate. The dried ABS paint will further anchor your object to the build plate. Recommended settings are ......

Eastman AM1800 ColorFabb

Use this only on the Ultimaker. The material is FDA approved for food contact applications. Set the filament diameter to 1.75mm, bed temperature = 70C, nozzle temperature = 245C. In Cura, set the layer thickness to 0.2mm. A data sheet is here