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Help me with the heater..


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Posted · Help me with the heater..
I have a question about the heater of the Ultimaker, How does the heater warm up to 200Degrees? Can you give me some information? Its for school.

It is a cartridge heater, with a resistive heater wire inside a ceramic padding inside a metal sheath. Other printers are just abusing a big resistor as a heater.

here is a video that explains a bit of the technology:

 

keep in mind the UM is using a regular cartridge, not a flexwatt cartridge

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