Due to ongoing repairs in Lauinger Library, the temperatures on Floors 5, 4, and in the Pierce Reading Room are currently lower than normal. Users may find more comfortable temperatures on the 3rd Floor outside of the Pierce Reading Room and on Floors 2, 1, and the Lower Level as well as the Bioethics and Blommer Science Libraries.
The Ultimaker 3D printer is an FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) printer, which creates 3 Dimensional objects though the successive accumulation of thin layers.
Of the Maker Hub's family of 3D printers, the Ultimaker tends to create the smoothest, best-looking prints, at the expense of being the slowest. Another downside to this printer is that it uses a different filament size from our other printers, so there is less variety of materials available.
The Ultimaker has interchangable extruders, so you can experiment with nozzle diameters as small as .25mm for high-resolution prints, or as large as .8mm for faster jobs.
uses 2.85 (3) mm filament
Using Cura for 3D Printing with Ultimaker
How to Change Filament on Ultimaker
Build Volume (how big your prints can be): 8.8 x 8.8 x 8.1 inches