Ultimaker 2

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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


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.


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.



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.