The Ultimaker 3 is our standard 3D printer.
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.
MakerSpace Orientation includes training to use the Ultimakers. Visit our Training Page to learn more.
Printers are first come, first serve with a maximum print time of 4 hours.
Prints taking 4-12 hours 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, and colors can only be changed when a spool is empty.
Cura (prints via Octoprint)
Ultimaker 3 build volume
Left or right nozzle:
215 x 215 x 200 mm
(8.5 x 8.5 x 7.9 inches)
197 x 215 x 200 mm
(7.8 x 8.5 x 7.9 inches)
Ultimaker 2 Extended+ build volume
223 x 223 x 305 mm (8.8 x 8.8 x 12.0 inches)
PLA (polylactic acid, biodegradable thermoplastic)
TPU (thermoplastic urethane, on specific printer)
PVA (polyvinyl alcohol, on specific printer)
Layer Height (Print resolution in Z-axis)
0.40 mm nozzle: 200 to 20 micron (0.20 mm to 0.02 mm)
Ultimaker.com - Tips & Tricks
Improve Your 3D Prints - Ultimaker Community
Ultimaker Setup to Success Guides
3D Models - Thingiverse
3D Models - YouMagine
3D Models - NIH 3D Print Exchange