Why is my Ultimaker material not compatible with my print core?

Our materials and process team optimizes material profiles for each of our supported print cores and Ultimaker materials. This means that a good balance is found between print aesthetics, mechanical properties, and printing speed. However, some materials show poor extrusion or otherwise exhibit unwanted properties when used with either the 0.25 or 0.8 mm print core. The table below showcases the Ultimaker material compatibility with the different print core sizes.

  0.25 print core 0.4 print core 0.8 print core
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Tough PLA File:Black check.svg - Wikipedia File:Black check.svg - Wikipedia File:Black check.svg - Wikipedia
PETG File:Black check.svg - Wikipedia File:Black check.svg - Wikipedia File:Black check.svg - Wikipedia
ABS File:Black check.svg - Wikipedia File:Black check.svg - Wikipedia File:Black check.svg - Wikipedia
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Nylon File:Black check.svg - Wikipedia File:Black check.svg - Wikipedia File:Black check.svg - Wikipedia
CPE+ File:Black check.svg - Wikipedia exp
PC exp File:Black check.svg - Wikipedia exp
TPU95A X File:Black check.svg - Wikipedia File:Black check.svg - Wikipedia
PP exp File:Black check.svg - Wikipedia File:Black check.svg - Wikipedia
PVA File:Black check.svg - Wikipedia (BB core) File:Black check.svg - Wikipedia(BB core)
Breakaway X File:Black check.svg - Wikipedia X

The experimental combinations that are shown for CPE+, PC and PP have a material profile that can be selected in Ultimaker Cura. However, more complicated prints, with tiny features or a large build plate surface, may show increased warpage or oozing. In these cases, the print core 0.4 is advised. 

More information about why a profile is shown as 'Not supported' can be read on this page.

Note: Ultimaker PVA should be printed in combination with a BB 0.4 or BB 0.8 print core. All other Ultimaker materials are recommended to be printed in combination with an AA print core. None of the Ultimaker materials are optimized for the CC print cores, since this print core is designed to print composite materials. 

 

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