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|consumables=Printer filament
 
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|acnode=yes
 
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=Description=
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These printers were on a loan and are now removed. Please see [https://groups.google.com/d/topic/london-hack-space/BoJRee6dbgk/discussion discussion on Google Groups].
  
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Only use PLA on the Ultimakers, this is explained in the [[Ultimakers-Induction|Induction briefing]]
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[[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).  
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There are 2 ultimakers currently on loan from "robots for good" project. They are available for use by members under the acnode system. Given the high cost and delicate nature of this equipment training is available to members who have previous experience with 3d print hardware, rather than absolute beginners, ideally you will have done the lulzbot induction. However the Ultimakers are much easier to use than the lulzbot, and if you follow the basic guidelines, you should have no problems.
  
If you have been trained previously and need approved on ACNode, contact the maintainers to be added to the acnode.
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Product links
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* [https://ultimaker.com/en/products/ultimaker-2 Ultimaker-2]
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* [https://ultimaker.com/en/products/ultimaker-original Ultimaker-1]
  
=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==
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=Description=
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]]).
 
  
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
 
  
Loading Filament
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[[ACNode]] is in operation on the [https://london.hackspace.org.uk/members/tools.php/ Ultimaker-1], the [https://london.hackspace.org.uk/members/tools.php/ ultimaker-2 acnode] is not yet commissioned. In order for your existing training to be approved on ACNode, you must run through a machine type induction to demonstrate how to use the sdcard with the Ultimaker.
[http://wiki.london.hackspace.org.uk/view/File:Loading_Filament.pdf Excerpt from the manual describing loading filament]
 
  
== 3D printing process ==
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If you have been trained previously and need approved on ACNode, contact the maintainers to be added to the acnode.  
[[File:3D_Print_process.png ]]
 
  
== Software (Free or Open Source) ==
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=Specification & documentation=
  
===Design===
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Ultimaker recommend the use of [https://ultimaker.com/en/products/cura-software Cura] to slice and manipulate your model for printing. There is no pc associated with the Ultimakers, so you will have to download and install Cura and become familiar with it.
*[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===
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The Ultimakers both print from sdcard, there is one in the machine, but be prepared to bring your own.
*[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===
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==Printing==
*[http://octoprint.org/ Octoprint] remote control of your printer
 
  
=Training & instruction=
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* Print speed: 30 mm/s - 300 mm/s
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* Travel speed: 30 mm/s - 300 mm/s
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* Precision: 12.5 / 12.5 / 5 micron
  
Training '''IS REQUIRED''' and is being carried out voluntarily by the current maintainers, more info on the separate [[3dprinter_training|training page]]
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* Nozzle temperature: 180 - 260 °C
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* Heated bed temperature: 50 - 100 °C
  
Please do not use the printer if you have not been trained, even if you think you know how to use it.
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==Consumables==
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* Use of filament will be covered in the training.
  
=Log=
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Filament options (3.0mm)
Please add your usage to the following [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1nEseZTOxCoulHhAupCNAwZID1enpsu0zbfYBLpPrGVw/viewform form]
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*3mm PLA (biodegradable)
 
 
=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==
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==Which Sdcard is compatible?==
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:
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* https://ultimaker.com/en/community/view/5112-sd-card-requirements
* [https://github.com/edrosten/lulzbot-new-parts/blob/master/x-axis-belt-clamp.stl  STL file]
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* sdcard https://www.arduino.cc/en/Reference/SD/
* [https://github.com/edrosten/lulzbot-new-parts/blob/master/x-axis-belt-clamp.eoscad  Source file (ImplicitCad)]
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* https://www.arduino.cc/en/Reference/SD/

Latest revision as of 09:08, 3 May 2016

Ultimakers 1 & 2
Ultimakers.png
Sub-category Defunct
Status Removed
Last updated 3 May 2016 09:08:32
Consumables Printer filament
Training requirement Yes
Training link Ultimakers-Induction
ACnode yes
Owner Wevolver
Origin Loan
Location Removed
Maintainers

Rich, Matt9, User:Tolland, Chris?, Ian?





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These printers were on a loan and are now removed. Please see discussion on Google Groups.

Only use PLA on the Ultimakers, this is explained in the Induction briefing

There are 2 ultimakers currently on loan from "robots for good" project. They are available for use by members under the acnode system. Given the high cost and delicate nature of this equipment training is available to members who have previous experience with 3d print hardware, rather than absolute beginners, ideally you will have done the lulzbot induction. However the Ultimakers are much easier to use than the lulzbot, and if you follow the basic guidelines, you should have no problems.

Product links


Description

ACNode is in operation on the Ultimaker-1, the ultimaker-2 acnode is not yet commissioned. In order for your existing training to be approved on ACNode, you must run through a machine type induction to demonstrate how to use the sdcard with the Ultimaker.

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

Specification & documentation

Ultimaker recommend the use of Cura to slice and manipulate your model for printing. There is no pc associated with the Ultimakers, so you will have to download and install Cura and become familiar with it.

The Ultimakers both print from sdcard, there is one in the machine, but be prepared to bring your own.

Printing

  • Print speed: 30 mm/s - 300 mm/s
  • Travel speed: 30 mm/s - 300 mm/s
  • Precision: 12.5 / 12.5 / 5 micron
  • Nozzle temperature: 180 - 260 °C
  • Heated bed temperature: 50 - 100 °C

Consumables

  • Use of filament will be covered in the training.

Filament options (3.0mm)

  • 3mm PLA (biodegradable)

Which Sdcard is compatible?