6. 3D Scanning and printing

Group assignment

Test the design rules for your printer(s)

3D printer

Ultimaker 2 extended+

Ultimaker 2 extended+ Value
Dimensions 342mm x 493mm x 688mm
Print volume 223mm x 223mm x 305mm
Layer Resolution 0.4 nozzle 200 to 20 micron
Print technology Fused filament fabrication (FFF)
Build speed 0.4 nozzle: up to 16 mm³/s
Nozzle temperature 180 °C to 260 °C
Weight 12.3 kg
Filament diameter 2.85 mm
Supported materials PLA, ABS, CPE, CPE+, PC, Nylon, TPU 95A, and PP
Supported file types STL, OBJ, X3D, 3MF, BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Software Ultimaker Cura
File transfer Standalone 3D printing from SD card (included)

First test

To characterize our printer we re-used the test part of our instructor. The file can be accessed here.

This part has:

Printing the object

To get the printer ready, insert the material and check if the plate is flat thanks to the callibration process.

Once this is done, copy the gcode file on the SD card and launch the print. The printing and the result are shown on the picture below.

The object is very well finished every details have been printed. The only defect is on the overhanging structure which shows some not straight filament.