Ultimaker 2

Finally got to print some 3d objects on the Ultimaker 2+ and Ultimaker 2+ extended 3D printers.

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We added two objects to each printers plate, one will print in silver and the other in yellow.

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It was interesting to see how to check the .stl file in Cura software before transferring the info to the printer itself via a SG card.

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I checked that the file was flat via the ‘lay flat’ feature, that both objects were yellow in colour in Cura, hence they were both inside the bounding box print area.

I checked the layers to see if the first frame would print to the build plate properly and manually tweaked the nossle if too far away.

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I checked the scale size and also if the object needed support, so set to brim for some support, you use raft if it needs a lot scaffolding support.

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I also tweaked the layer height to 0.15 so less layers to print and the shell thickness to 0.6 so as to make the shell slightly thinner.

Note to Self:

  • the 3D prints still it came in at 15 hours!
  • Interesting to see the objects ‘inner landscape’ as the layers gradually print, the interior will be hidden forever when printed.
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