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=Overview=
 
=Overview=
Ultimaker 2+ 3D Printer. Purchased with Shroff foundation grant to be joint UC, Community education, Hive13 ownership. Heavily Modified by Lorin Parker.
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Read through this page in its entirety before operating the Ultimaker.
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If this is your first time encountering an Ultimaker then I am excited for you. You're going to have a lot of fun! You should probably start by [https://ultimaker.com/en/resources/education/getting-started-with-an-ultimaker reading through Ultimaker's page for getting started with an Ultimaker].
  
 
=Instructions=
 
=Instructions=
  
*Lorin, Ryan, Kevin S, and Mike H are able to instruct on this machine. Probably others. Ask on the list.  
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*It is usually more reliable to load your print onto an SD card and print from that SD card than to print over USB.
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*If you need to load material, follow [https://ultimaker.com/en/resources/18770-loading-material Ultimaker's instructions for loading and unloading filament].
  
**The ultimaker is sort of like the sport-car of 3D printers. Sport cars are awesome and super useful, but require a little more fine tuning to maintain performance. The problems you may encounter with ultimaker are usually not big issues, but smaller things that have come out of alignment. If in doubt, follow the anatomy guide linked below, and check out the maintenance section as well.
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=What do I do if I screw something up?=
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If your print fails, abort it on the Ultimaker and then follow the build removal directions.
  
*See ultimaker's excellent instructions here:
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=Build Removal=
https://ultimaker.com/en/resources/education/getting-started-with-an-ultimaker
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Remove the glass print bed from the machine before attempting to remove prints from the print bed. Allowing the print bed to cool completely should make removing prints easier. If they are still difficult to remove then use the largest pair of channel locks you can find and grip the print firmly. A simple twist should pop it off in one piece. You can also try heating the build plate from the back side with a heat gun.
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If you're going to scrape on the glass with a glass scraper '''always scrape away from you'''. Prints tend to come off suddenly and with little warning. If you don't follow these instructions your print will become exponentially more expensive, as it will involve a trip to the emergency room and stitches.
  
*"Heater error", clogs, bowden snags, etc can be solved with info in the section on maintenance.
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=Material Compatibility=
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[https://ultimaker.com/en/resources/23121-materials Ultimaker sells their own filament]. We recommend you use Ultimaker material, as Cura has profiles for these materials and they should print reliably. You can purchase it from [https://printedsolid.com/collections/ultimaker Printed Solid].
  
*If filament clogs are an issue: if in doubt, do an atomic pull -https://ultimaker.com/en/resources/19510-how-to-apply-atomic-method. The "quick change feeder" on ours allows one to do this without removing the bowden tube, simply pull out the tension lever and hand pull from the back!
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The Ultimaker 2 and Cura allow the use of almost any commercially available 3D printing filament with a nominal diameter of 2.85 mm. This is sometimes called 3 mm filament. If you use material from other manufacturers you will need ensure the proper parameters are in Cura before printing. [https://printedsolid.com/collections/filament Printed Solid] sells quality filament from Ultimaker, colorFabb, taulman3D, Proto-Pasta, and NinjaFlex. [https://www.filastruder.com/collections/e3d-edge-scaffold Filastruder] sells filament from E3D include [http://e3d-online.com/Edge Edge], a high quality, easy to print material. Filastruder also sells [https://www.filastruder.com/collections/taulman-filament taulman3D]. Be aware that some taulman3D filament comes on smaller diameter spools than other manufacturers. These spools do not fit on the Ultimaker.
  
* The feeder gear box is based upon this design:
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DO NOT USE ABRASIVE MATERIAL IN THE ULTIMAKER!
http://gr5.org/med/
 
  
* The quick change feeder is based on robert's feeder:
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=Modifications=
https://www.youmagine.com/designs/alternative-um2-feeder-version-two
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* The feeder gear box is based upon [http://gr5.org/med/ the GR5 Meduza] and [https://www.youmagine.com/designs/alternative-um2-feeder-version-two
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Robert's feeder].
  
=Modifications=
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=Special Thanks=
To be added.
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Hive13 would like to thank Lorin Parker, the University of Cincinnati Cognition Action Perception Lab and the Shroff Foundation. The Ultimaker 2 was purchased with a Shroff Foundation grant and was used between 2014 and 2016 for community education. It is now on loan from Lorin Parker.

Revision as of 12:51, 29 April 2019

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Consumables
Owner/Loaner: Hive13
Hive13 Asset Tag: None
Make/Model: Ultimaker 2+ (Modified) (google)
Arrival Date: 11/21/2015
Does it work?: Yes
Certification Needed?: Yes
Contact: FabLab Warden
Floorplan: 1A
Ultimaker_2.png



Overview

Read through this page in its entirety before operating the Ultimaker. If this is your first time encountering an Ultimaker then I am excited for you. You're going to have a lot of fun! You should probably start by reading through Ultimaker's page for getting started with an Ultimaker.

Instructions

What do I do if I screw something up?

If your print fails, abort it on the Ultimaker and then follow the build removal directions.

Build Removal

Remove the glass print bed from the machine before attempting to remove prints from the print bed. Allowing the print bed to cool completely should make removing prints easier. If they are still difficult to remove then use the largest pair of channel locks you can find and grip the print firmly. A simple twist should pop it off in one piece. You can also try heating the build plate from the back side with a heat gun. If you're going to scrape on the glass with a glass scraper always scrape away from you. Prints tend to come off suddenly and with little warning. If you don't follow these instructions your print will become exponentially more expensive, as it will involve a trip to the emergency room and stitches.

Material Compatibility

Ultimaker sells their own filament. We recommend you use Ultimaker material, as Cura has profiles for these materials and they should print reliably. You can purchase it from Printed Solid.

The Ultimaker 2 and Cura allow the use of almost any commercially available 3D printing filament with a nominal diameter of 2.85 mm. This is sometimes called 3 mm filament. If you use material from other manufacturers you will need ensure the proper parameters are in Cura before printing. Printed Solid sells quality filament from Ultimaker, colorFabb, taulman3D, Proto-Pasta, and NinjaFlex. Filastruder sells filament from E3D include Edge, a high quality, easy to print material. Filastruder also sells taulman3D. Be aware that some taulman3D filament comes on smaller diameter spools than other manufacturers. These spools do not fit on the Ultimaker.

DO NOT USE ABRASIVE MATERIAL IN THE ULTIMAKER!

Modifications

Robert's feeder].

Special Thanks

Hive13 would like to thank Lorin Parker, the University of Cincinnati Cognition Action Perception Lab and the Shroff Foundation. The Ultimaker 2 was purchased with a Shroff Foundation grant and was used between 2014 and 2016 for community education. It is now on loan from Lorin Parker.