Ultimaker Information

The Ultimakers are consumer grade FDM style 3D printers. They use a solid plastic filament as their material and build models by melting the filament and depositing it onto the bed of the machine layer by layer. This type of 3D printing excels at creating high strength hard plastic models relatively quickly, however finished products will often show distinct layer lines. Other types of material are possible however are usually more difficult to use.
  • Training for the Ultimakers is included in our MakerSpace Orientation, which is required for all new users.
  • Accepted file formats are .stl and .obj
  • Printers are first come, first serve.
  • Prints are categorized into non-overnight and overnight prints.
    • Non-overnight prints:
      • Maximum print time of 4 hours.
    • Overnight prints:
      • Print time of 4-12 hours.
      • Prints can be started at 10 PM for overnight printing.
  • Prints longer than 12 hours should be printed on Stratasys machines.
  • Materials are to be changed out by staff only.
    • Colors can only be changed when a spool is empty.
  • Users are only allowed to print on one Ultimaker at a time.
  • In accordance with NYU guidelines, users may not use the machines in the Makerspace to create weapons or drug/smoking paraphernalia of any kind.
  • Continued misuse of the machines may result in revoked access to the MakerSpace.
Build Volume
  • Left or right nozzle:
    • 215 x 215 x 200 mm
    • (8.5 x 8.5 x 7.9 inches)
  • Dual extrusion:
    • 197 x 215 x 200 mm
    • (7.8 x 8.5 x 7.9 inches)
Layer Height (print resolution in Z-axis)
  • 0.40 mm nozzle
    • 200 to 20 micron
    • (0.20 mm to 0.02 mm)
  • PLA (polylactic acid, biodegradable thermoplastic)
  • TPU (thermoplastic urethane, on specific printer)
  • PVA (polyvinyl alcohol, on specific printer)
MakerSpace users can print at the Ultimakers free of charge.

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