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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. 

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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 https://ultimaker.com/en/products/ultimaker-cura-software.


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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