Safety and compliance

General Safety Information

The Ultimaker 3 or Ultimaker 3 Extended generates high temperatures and has hot moving parts that can cause injury. Never reach inside of the Ultimaker 3 or Ultimaker 3 Extended while it is in operation. Always control the printer with the button at the front or the power switch at the back. Allow the Ultimaker 3 or Ultimaker 3 Extended to cool down for 5 minutes before reaching inside.

Do not change or adjust anything on the Ultimaker 3 unless the change is authorized by the manufacturer.

Do not store items in the Ultimaker 3.

The Ultimaker 3 or Ultimaker 3 Extended is not intended for use by persons with reduced physical and/or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning the use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.

Children should be under constant supervision when using the printer.

Intentional radio

This device may not cause harmful interference, and this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.

Electrical Safety

The Ultimaker 3 has been tested according to the IEC 60950-1, which falls under the low voltage directive. The Ultimaker 3 must be used in conjunction with the Meanwell power supply GST220AX and delivered power cord. In combination they guarantee safe use in relation to short-circuit, overload, over-voltage and over temperature. For more information, please look at our website for the CB-report.

Always unplug the printer before doing maintenance or modifications.

Mechanical Safety

The Ultimaker 3 contains moving parts. No damage to the user will be expected from the drive belts. The force of the build plate is big enough to give some damage, so keep hands out of the reach of the build plate during operation.

Always unplug the printer before doing maintenance or modifications.

Risk of Burns

There is a potential risk of burns: the print head can reach temperatures up to 280 °C, while the heated bed can reach temperatures of 100 °C. Don’t touch both with your bare hands.

Always allow the printer to cool down for 30 minutes before performing maintenance or modification.

Health and Safety

The Ultimaker 3 is designed for Ultimaker PLA, Ultimaker ABS, Ultimaker CPE, Ultimaker Nylon and Ultimaker PVA. Our materials can be printed safely if the recommended temperatures and settings are used. We recommend printing all Ultimaker materials in a well-ventilated area. Please check the SDS of each specific material for more information.

Non-Ultimaker materials could release VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) while processed in Ultimaker 3D printers (not covered by warranty).These can cause headaches, fatigue, dizziness, confusion, drowsiness, malaise, difficulty in concentration and feeling of intoxication. Usage of a fume hood is recommended. Take a look the SDS of these materials for more information.

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