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.
The Ultimaker 2 provides a print speed of up to 300mm/s and 0.02mm layer resolution.
Open Source Software
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
Ultimaker also allows access to their online community website YOUMAGINE that allows everyone the ability to share and collaborate their 3d print designs.
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.
- 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
- 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)