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== Introduction ==
 
== Introduction ==
[[File:Ultimaker 2+ 01.jpg|250px|thumb|Ultimaker 2+ 3D Printers]] The lab has a pair of Ultimaker 2+ 3D printers. The Ultimaker 2+ 3D printer is a pro-sumer level 3D printer that has a build volume of approximately 200mm x 200 mm x 200mm. Its head can reach 260C and the bed up to 110C which allows us to print in a wide variety of materials including PLA, ABS, PET, PETg, HIPS, TPU, ASA, PVA, PVB and Nylon.  
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[[File:Ultimaker 2+ 01.jpg|250px|thumb|Ultimaker 2+ 3D Printers]] [[File:3d-printers-default-image.jpg|thumb|class=live-3d-printer|link=Tools/ultimaker/webcam|Live view of 3D Printers (Have JavaScript turned on for this to work, click for larger version)]] The lab has a pair of Ultimaker 2+ 3D printers. The Ultimaker 2+ 3D printer is a pro-sumer level 3D printer that has a build volume of approximately 200mm x 200 mm x 200mm. Its head can reach 260C and the bed up to 110C which allows us to print in a wide variety of materials including PLA, ABS, PET, PETg, HIPS, TPU, ASA, PVA, PVB and Nylon. [[Tools/ultimaker/induction |Induction]] is required for the 3D printers, not so much because they're dangerous (although they do have hot parts and pinch points) but because they're delicate and expensive and some knowledge is required to get good results.
The printers are kept in the main upstairs area between the workstation PC's with a box of accessories and cleaning materials near by.
 
There is a charge for using the 3D printers which depends on the material used and the weight of the 3D print in question. All the materials in the lab are labelled with a price per gram (as measured in Cura when you slice the model) and there's a 50p minimum charge. Use-charges for the 3D printers should go in the main room honesty pot by the door. For commercial use these charges are doubled.
 
[[Tools/ultimaker/induction |Induction]] is required for the 3D printers, not so much because they're dangerous (although they do have hot parts and pinch points) but because they're delicate and expensive and some knowledge is required to get good results.
 
  
 
The manual for the 3D printer is [[media:UserManual UM2+ EN.pdf|here]].
 
The manual for the 3D printer is [[media:UserManual UM2+ EN.pdf|here]].
 
Care must be taken to slice the model for the correct print nozzle size as the two printers are fitted with different nozzles. The left-hand printer is fitted with a 0.4mm nozzle and the right-hand printer has a 0.6mm nozzle. The smaller nozzle can produce finer results but at a slower print speed. We are using Olsson ruby nozzles in both printers to extend the lifespan and range of materials that can be printed.
 
  
 
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| 5th May 2019 || Functional || Both printers are working
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| 8th June 2020 || Fully Functional || Bearings on the 0.6mm printer are starting to fail but still functional for now
 
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The printers are kept in the main upstairs area between the workstation PC's with a box of accessories and cleaning materials near by.
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There is a charge for using the 3D printers which depends on the material used and the weight of the 3D print in question. All the materials in the lab are labelled with a price per gram (as measured in Cura when you slice the model) and there's a 50p minimum charge. Use-charges for the 3D printers should go in the main room honesty pot by the door. For commercial use these charges are doubled.
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Care must be taken to slice the model for the correct print nozzle size as the two printers are fitted with different nozzles. The left-hand printer is fitted with a 0.4mm nozzle and the right-hand printer has a 0.6mm nozzle. The smaller nozzle can produce finer results but at a slower print speed. We are using Olsson ruby nozzles in both printers to extend the lifespan and range of materials that can be printed.
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Some filament is kept on the spool holders above the printers with additional supplies kept in the shelves behind the door to the main room. Some filaments spools are owned by members and permission will have to be sought before using them, others are labelled with a price per gram and are available for general use. There may be some additional short lengths of filament kept in a box in the store cupboard in the main room.
  
 
== Planned Upgrades ==
 
== Planned Upgrades ==
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! Name !! Notes
 
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| Steve-R || In reading around 50% of the time, fast response if in reading
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If you make any non-trivial changes to the Ultimaker 2+ or perform maintenance please note it here, delete records older than 1 yr
 
If you make any non-trivial changes to the Ultimaker 2+ or perform maintenance please note it here, delete records older than 1 yr
  
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* Clean and relube axis rods, un-clog nozzle on 0.6mm printer [[User:Stever|Stever]] ([[User talk:Stever|talk]]) 17:33, 24 October 2020 (BST)
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* Live-view webcam installed and made available on the wiki [[User:Jmf|Jmf]] ([[User talk:Jmf|talk]]) & [[User:Ruperte|Ruperte]] ([[User talk:Ruperte|talk]]) 17:57, 7 July 2020 (UTC)
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* Reinstall ruby nozzles and recommission printers after return from NHS efforts. [[User:Stever|Stever]] ([[User talk:Stever|talk]]) 06:27, 8 June 2020 (UTC)
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* Thorough clean and complete overhaul of both printers. [[User:Stever|Stever]] ([[User talk:Stever|talk]]) 10:58, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
 
* Second printer installed and tested. [[User:Jmf|Jmf]] ([[User talk:Jmf|talk]]) 18:02, 5 May 2019 (UTC)
 
* Second printer installed and tested. [[User:Jmf|Jmf]] ([[User talk:Jmf|talk]]) 18:02, 5 May 2019 (UTC)
 
* All axis rods cleaned and lubricated, head cooling fan replaced (again....). [[User:Stever|Stever]] ([[User talk:Stever|talk]]) 16:06, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
 
* All axis rods cleaned and lubricated, head cooling fan replaced (again....). [[User:Stever|Stever]] ([[User talk:Stever|talk]]) 16:06, 16 December 2018 (UTC)

Latest revision as of 16:56, 16 November 2020

Ultimaker 2+ 3D Printers

This tool requires induction
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Owing to it's dangerous nature, delicate nature, or expense, this tool requires that you be inducted on it's proper handling before use.

Introduction

Ultimaker 2+ 3D Printers
Live view of 3D Printers (Have JavaScript turned on for this to work, click for larger version)

The lab has a pair of Ultimaker 2+ 3D printers. The Ultimaker 2+ 3D printer is a pro-sumer level 3D printer that has a build volume of approximately 200mm x 200 mm x 200mm. Its head can reach 260C and the bed up to 110C which allows us to print in a wide variety of materials including PLA, ABS, PET, PETg, HIPS, TPU, ASA, PVA, PVB and Nylon. Induction is required for the 3D printers, not so much because they're dangerous (although they do have hot parts and pinch points) but because they're delicate and expensive and some knowledge is required to get good results.

The manual for the 3D printer is here.

Current Status

Date Status Comment
8th June 2020 Fully Functional Bearings on the 0.6mm printer are starting to fail but still functional for now

The printers are kept in the main upstairs area between the workstation PC's with a box of accessories and cleaning materials near by. There is a charge for using the 3D printers which depends on the material used and the weight of the 3D print in question. All the materials in the lab are labelled with a price per gram (as measured in Cura when you slice the model) and there's a 50p minimum charge. Use-charges for the 3D printers should go in the main room honesty pot by the door. For commercial use these charges are doubled.

Care must be taken to slice the model for the correct print nozzle size as the two printers are fitted with different nozzles. The left-hand printer is fitted with a 0.4mm nozzle and the right-hand printer has a 0.6mm nozzle. The smaller nozzle can produce finer results but at a slower print speed. We are using Olsson ruby nozzles in both printers to extend the lifespan and range of materials that can be printed.

Some filament is kept on the spool holders above the printers with additional supplies kept in the shelves behind the door to the main room. Some filaments spools are owned by members and permission will have to be sought before using them, others are labelled with a price per gram and are available for general use. There may be some additional short lengths of filament kept in a box in the store cupboard in the main room.

Planned Upgrades

Parts and upgrades that are planned/Budgeted/Purchased for in the near future

  • No changes are planned to the 3D printer

Ultimaker 2+ Caretakers

Inductions

The following people are able to provide inductions on the Ultimaker 2+

Name/Contact Notes
Tony-S

Maintainers

These are the people who look after and repair the Ultimaker 2+, they're the ones to contact if there's any problems with it

Name Notes
Steve-R
Rupert-E
Tony- S

Recent Changes

If you make any non-trivial changes to the Ultimaker 2+ or perform maintenance please note it here, delete records older than 1 yr

  • Clean and relube axis rods, un-clog nozzle on 0.6mm printer Stever (talk) 17:33, 24 October 2020 (BST)
  • Live-view webcam installed and made available on the wiki Jmf (talk) & Ruperte (talk) 17:57, 7 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Reinstall ruby nozzles and recommission printers after return from NHS efforts. Stever (talk) 06:27, 8 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Thorough clean and complete overhaul of both printers. Stever (talk) 10:58, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Second printer installed and tested. Jmf (talk) 18:02, 5 May 2019 (UTC)
  • All axis rods cleaned and lubricated, head cooling fan replaced (again....). Stever (talk) 16:06, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
  • All axis rods cleaned and lubricated Stever (talk) 13:18, 29 September 2018 (UTC)
  • Head cooling fan replaced Ruperte (talk) 20:43, 28 September 2018 (UTC)
  • Head cooling fan is failing, replacement has been ordered Stever (talk) 17:09, 27 September 2018 (UTC)