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Print Lab

The Department of Computer Science has a 3D Printing Lab, which allows our faculty and students to explore their new innovative ideas.  The lab currently consists of a Ultimaker 2 3D printer that is powered by open source software for designing and building objects. 

ultimaker

The Ultimaker 2 provides a print speed of up to 300mm/s and 0.02mm layer resolution.

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Open Source Software

cura

The Cura software provides the following features:

  • 3D model slicing in seconds
  • Prepares printing files up to 20 micron
  • Easy to use user interface
  • Multiple industry-standard files STL / OBJ / DAE / AMF
  • Four simple standard profiles
  • Extensive expert setting

Download the latest open source software to start building your project from http://software.ultimaker.com


Community Website

youmagine

Ultimaker also allows access to their online community website YOUMAGINE that allows everyone the ability to share and collaborate their 3d print designs.


Printer Features

The Ultimaker 2 provides a maximum build volume of 230 x 225 x 205 mm and takes up 357 x 342 x 388 mm of desktop space.

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  • Layer resolution: up to 20 micron
  • Build volume: 23 x 22.5 x 20.5 cm
  • Position precision X Y Z: 12.5 / 12.5 / 5 micron
  • Print speed: 30 mm/s - 300 mm/s
  • Travel speed: 30 mm/s - 350 mm/s
  • Recommended filament diameter: 2.85 mm
  • Nozzle diameter: 0.4 mm
  • Stand-alone SD-card printing
  • WiFi printing ready (future upgradeable)
  • Software: Cura - Official Ultimaker

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  • Print technology: Fused filament fabrication (FFF)
  • Frame dimension X Y Z: 35.7 / 34.2 / 38.8 cm (no filament)
  • Frame dimension X Y Z: 49.2 / 34.2 / 55.8 cm (with filament)
  • Operation nozzle temperature: 180° - 260° C
  • Operation heated bed temperature: 50° - 100° C
  • Ambient operation temperature: 15° - 32° C
  • Storage temperature: 0° - 32° C
  • AC input: 100 - 240 V / ~4 AMPS / 50 - 60 HZ / 221 watt max.
  • Power requirements: 24 V DC @ 9.2 AMPS
  • Usage cost: ~ €0.05 / cm3 (material and power)

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