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Maker Lab

Ultimaker 3D Printer

Ultimaker 3D Printer

 Specialty Tools Ultimaker 3 Extended

The Ultimaker is a hobby class prototyping machine that heats up solid plastic to print 3D parts. In the Maker Lab we have two Ultimaker 3 Extended 3D printers.

Quick Reference

Training Required: Basic Training and 3D Printer Training

Workspace: 215x215x300mm (8.5x8.5x12 inches)

Materials: PLA, ABS, Nylon, CPE, PVA

File Types: STL, 3MF, OBJ

Material Fees: School-related prints are free. Personal prints are charged based on material use

Common Terminology: Raft- a base that is printed to create a foundation for the part(s) to be printed on top of; Skirt- an outline that is printed to clean the extruder without touching the part; Brim- a specialized type of skirt that touches the part and is useful for increasing the surface area for small parts

PDF Links

Safety Training 3D Printer

Video Links

Ultimaker YouTube Channel


Software for creating 3D model:

You can use any 3D modeling software that can save as a STL, 3MF, or OBJ. Here are some free options.

AutoDesk Suite offers free software. Recommend Fusion 360 for experienced or TinkerCAD for beginners

SketchUp offers free software

Software for slicing 3D model to send to 3D printer:

Ultimaker Cura Software

Manufacture Information

Ultimaker Website

Ultimaker 3 Product Line

Sample Projects

Ultimaker Infill Sample Prints

Sample prints to show different infill density. You can also print models to be used for prototyping, final production, gifts, and more.
The acrylic plate the samples are mounted to was engraved and cut in the laser cutter.

Ultimaker infill sample

Other Resources for ideas include--

Thingiverse for both laser cutter and 3D printer ideas