How to use the print core CC Red 0.6

The print core CC Red 0.6 is specially designed to print with composite materials on the Ultimaker S5. Here you can find all information on how to use the print core.

Using the print core CC Red 0.6

Using the print core CC Red is similar to using any of the other print cores on the Ultimaker S5. The print core can be changed, loaded, or unloaded via the configuration menu on the printer as described in the Ultimaker S5 manual.



The print core CC Red 0.6 is intended for use on the Ultimaker S5 only. Although the Ultimaker 3 uses AA and BB print cores, we strongly advise against the use of the print core CC Red 0.6 on this printer.

The reason for this is that the feeder of the Ultimaker 3 is not optimized for working with composite materials. When using composite materials on the Ultimaker 3 – even when a print core CC Red is installed – the ‘teeth’ of the knurled wheel inside the feeder will erode and cause unreliable material flow and under-extrusion. In the Ultimaker S5 feeder the knurled wheel is made from a stronger material, which means that it won’t wear when using composite materials.

If you load a print core CC Red 0.6 into the Ultimaker 3, it will show you an error message to inform you about the risks. Please be aware that continuing and using the print core CC Red with the Ultimaker 3 is at your own risk and not officially supported by Ultimaker.

Supported materials

Since the print core CC Red 0.6 is specifically designed for use with composite materials, it is not supported with any of Ultimaker’s own materials. Ultimaker materials are non-abrasive and can therefore be used with the standard AA or BB print cores. Composite materials of third-party material suppliers can however wear out the nozzle of the AA and BB print cores. For this reason, they should be printed with the print core CC Red.

Because of the open filament system on the Ultimaker S5 and our collaboration with several leading material companies, profiles for various third-party composite materials are provided via the Marketplace in Ultimaker Cura. To see which of these materials require use of the print core CC Red, please visit the third-party materials compatibility page.

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