- 3D Printer (Ultimaker 2+)
- Blue Label
The Ultimaker creates tough, solid ABS/PLA plastic models “toothpaste style” by printing each layer with
a melted plastic. The machine reads G-Code and the outcome is a 3D printed plastic model. Layer height
depends on the nozzle installed (from 0.1mm to 0.6mm).
Start with an assessment of your design to ensure a successful outcome:
- The 3D file has to be either .STL or .3DM (Rhinoceros 3D).
- The object has to be “water-tight”. No single faces without a thickness.
- Minimum successfully printed thickness is 1 mm, but 2 mm is recommended.
- You are only paying for the material used.
- Maximum dimensions of model are 220 x 220 x 200 mm.
- Cura can generate a support structure, user then has to break away the support. However, most
filaments can print at an angles up to 60° without any support structure.
Operational Safety Rules:
- Trying Cura (printing slicing software), which is free to download, helps you to understand how 3D
- If you wish to use the 3D printer consult one of the staff or the workshop manager. Discussion involves
the 3D file and the price.
- Don’t touch or move the 3D printer when it’s printing.
- Be aware that the nozzle and base plate get hot during the printing proccess and will take time to cool