We bought an Ultimaker 2 3D printer in December 2014. Thanks to all those who helped fund it.
It has a build volume of 225 x 230 x 205 mm (final value is height).
|PLA||Black, Natural, Red, White||£0.50/m||£4/hour|
The printer can operate using PLA or ABS filament, with a 2.85mm diameter (sometimes sold as 3mm). PLA is preferred as it is cleaner to work with. If you wish to print with ABS then additional ventilation will be required to deal with styrene fumes.
NinjaFlex (a flexible plastic) may also be used. [Question: Does this produce fumes?]
We may wish to restrict printing to materials supplied by Hacklab to ensure that cheaper or inappropriate materials do not damage the printer. If someone wished to purchase their own filament for a larger project we could allow this as long as we can check the material in advance.
Download the Cura software from: http://software.ultimaker.com/
Try not to let Cura update the firmware on the printer to the official one, as the upgraded extruder requires TinkerGnome. See below if this happens.
Due to the improved extruder, this printer has been upgraded to TinkerGnome Marlin. If cura has updated the firmware to the official UM2 release, you'll have to reinstall TinkerGnome from https://github.com/TinkerGnome/Ultimaker2Marlin/releases.
File → Load model file…
File → Save GCode. Copy this file to the printer's SD card and insert the card back into the printer.
A visual Ultimaker troubleshooting guide
Hints and tips for getting better prints