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==Consumables==
 
==Consumables==
Only filament provided by the maintainers can be used in the Lulzbot. This is to prevent any issues with poor quality filament. If we're running low on filament (or tape), ro recommended alternative providers, let them know (via the [[mailing list]]).
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Only filament provided by the maintainers can be used in the Ultimakers. This is to prevent any issues with poor quality filament. If we're running low on filament (or tape), ro recommended alternative providers, let them know (via the [[mailing list]]).
  
 
Filament options (3.0mm)
 
Filament options (3.0mm)
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*PLA (biodegradable , based on food starch - prints at 185-190 DegC, optional heated bed, not hotter than 60 DegC)
 
*PLA (biodegradable , based on food starch - prints at 185-190 DegC, optional heated bed, not hotter than 60 DegC)
 
*There are other 'specialist' filament, like wood effect, stone effect, nylon (can be coloured by clothes dye), etc
 
*There are other 'specialist' filament, like wood effect, stone effect, nylon (can be coloured by clothes dye), etc
 
Loading Filament
 
[http://wiki.london.hackspace.org.uk/view/File:Loading_Filament.pdf Excerpt from the manual describing loading filament]
 
 
== 3D printing process ==
 
[[File:3D_Print_process.png ]]
 
 
== Software (Free or Open Source) ==
 
 
===Design===
 
*[http://www.sketchup.com/download Sketchup] Design, go to the Warehouse for the Export STL add-in
 
*[http://www.blender.org/download/get-blender/ Blender] Design, quite complicated
 
*[http://www.openscad.org/ OpenSCAD] The Programmers Solid 3D CAD Modeller.  You'll love it or hate it.
 
 
===Postprocessing===
 
*[http://www.netfabb.com/downloadcenter.php?basic=1 Netfabb Basic] Repairing and orienting STL for Slicing
 
*[http://www.meshmixer.com/download.html Meshmixer] A new mesh working tool, with support generation
 
*[http://slic3r.org/ Slic3r] Slicing STL files into GCODE for printing
 
 
===Printing===
 
*[http://octoprint.org/ Octoprint] remote control of your printer
 
 
=Training & instruction=
 
 
Training '''IS REQUIRED''' and is being carried out voluntarily by the current maintainers, more info on the separate [[3dprinter_training|training page]]
 
 
Please do not use the printer if you have not been trained, even if you think you know how to use it.
 
 
=Log=
 
Please add your usage to the following [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1nEseZTOxCoulHhAupCNAwZID1enpsu0zbfYBLpPrGVw/viewform form]
 
 
=Links=
 
[http://download.lulzbot.com/AO-101/documentation/current/AO-101-User_Manual.pdf AO-101-User_Manual] local copy [[File:AO-101-User_Manual.pdf]]
 
 
There are a number of files provided by Lulzbot with predefined settings. [https://www.dropbox.com/s/qymjrs1gn5jj7wa/3mm_pt5-nzl_pt3-lyr.ini setting 1] is for 0.3mm layers with a 60% infill. [https://www.dropbox.com/s/icq3cgntctamcha/3mm_pt5-nzl_pt4-lyr.ini  setting 2] is for 0.4mm layers and 80% infill.
 
 
I would stick with the config in the training section until we conplete calibration.
 
 
*[http://3dprintingpricecheck.com/ Cost of 3D printing] See what you design would cost if you printed it professionally
 
*[http://www.ctheroux.com/online-tools/gcode-analyzer/ GCODE cost analyser] Use 3mm ColourFabb PLA as the standard filament setting, load your file and see the cost
 
*[http://gcode.ws/ On Line GCODE Analyser] just to visualise the GCODE, not for pricing
 
 
== Cost for Printing ==
 
Using the above tool, calculate the cost of the print, add £1.20 per hour of printing, place it in the box provided and mark it on the [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1nEseZTOxCoulHhAupCNAwZID1enpsu0zbfYBLpPrGVw/viewform form Log Book]
 
 
== Filament for Printing ==
 
The difference between ABS and PLA [http://www.protoparadigm.com/blog/2013/01/the-difference-between-abs-and-pla-for-3d-printing/ filament]
 
==Training==
 
The config file for Slic3r provided during training is  [https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/18407938/lulzbot_a0-101_cnfig.ini here]
 
 
==Modification==
 
added a fan to improve printing for small areas.  Note that using the fan will stop the print from sticking properly with ABS.  Under Filament Settings in Slic3r, under Cooling, use the "Disable fan for the first:" to something over 20 layers (depending on number of print layers).
 
 
The original fan mount breaks very easily. Additionally, it doubles as the clamp for the X axis belt and has no teeth so the belt comes loose easily. The clamp/mount has been replaced:
 
* [https://github.com/edrosten/lulzbot-new-parts/blob/master/x-axis-belt-clamp.stl  STL file]
 
* [https://github.com/edrosten/lulzbot-new-parts/blob/master/x-axis-belt-clamp.eoscad  Source file (ImplicitCad)]
 

Revision as of 14:23, 23 September 2015

Ultimakers 1 & 2
Ultimakers.png
Sub-category CNC
Status Good working order
Last updated 3 May 2016 09:08:32
Consumables Printer filament
Training requirement Yes
Training link 3dprinter_training
ACnode yes
Owner Wevolver
Origin Loan
Location Robotics Area, basement
Maintainers Rich, Tolland, Chris

Description

ACNode is in operation on the Ultimaker-1, the ultimaker-2 is not yet commissioned. In order for your existing training to be approved on ACNode, you must run through a refresher session to ensure you are upto date (ACNode procedures, Octoprint procedures).

If you have been trained previously and need approved on ACNode, contact the maintainers to be added to the acnode.

Specification & documentation

Printing

  • Usable Print Area: 200mm x 190mm x 100mm (7.9in x 7.5in x 3.9in)
  • Top Print Speed: 200mm/sec (7.9in/sec)
  • Print Tolerance: 0.2mm (0.008in) in X and Y axes. Z axis is dependent on layer thickness
  • Layer Thickness: 0.15mm (0.0029in) to 0.35mm (0.029in)
  • Supported Materials: ABS and PLA plastic filaments
  • Usable Filament Sizes: standard 3mm (0.1in)

Consumables

Only filament provided by the maintainers can be used in the Ultimakers. This is to prevent any issues with poor quality filament. If we're running low on filament (or tape), ro recommended alternative providers, let them know (via the mailing list).

Filament options (3.0mm)

  • ABS (lego brick plastic - prints at 190-230 DegC, requires heated bed at 100-110 DegC)
  • PLA (biodegradable , based on food starch - prints at 185-190 DegC, optional heated bed, not hotter than 60 DegC)
  • There are other 'specialist' filament, like wood effect, stone effect, nylon (can be coloured by clothes dye), etc