3D printers
Ultimaker s5 and Ultimaker s3 extended
3D printers allow you to construct a three-dimensional object from a digital model. Digital models can be found online or can be made using CAD software.

Ultimaker printers uses the software Cura. Download it here.​

If you've never printed before and you're unsure how to use our printer, please email us and we'll give you a short crash course! :) Email: [email protected]
If you want to use the printer for non course/research related work, please bring your own material and maybe use the printer on the weekend.

To book a printer:

  1. 1.
    Figure out how long your print will take and book a time slot: https://middla.skedda.com/​
  2. 2.
    If your print will take more than 3 hours, try to print during the night.
  3. 3.
    If somebody else's print is on the plate when you've booked your time, kindly remove their print and leave it next to the printer.

To use a printer:

3D Printer - Step by Step.pdf
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Detailed Step by Step guide
  1. 1.
    Download the software Cura and import your model.
  2. 2.
    Make sure all the settings are correct and match the printer (material, extruder, etc.). For details on what each setting does, check out the Cura manual.
  3. 3.
    Select your model and select the extruder number for that model. This allows you to print with two different materials in the same print.
  4. 4.
    If your model needs it, select "Generate supports" and any other settings. The recommended settings usually work well!
  5. 5.
    Export your model to the USB stick OR connect your computer to the printer via WIFI, you'll find its IP address under "Network" in the printer display.
  6. 6.
    Print! Remember to clean up after yourself. You can use the vacuum cleaner to remove filament fragments.

You'll find detailed instructions and a ton of tutorials on the Ultimaker website: Ultimaker s5 Manual​

To change the material:

  1. 1.
    On the printer's menu, find the "change material" option and follow the instructions on screen.
If you plan to use a large amount of material, please purchase it yourself. Make sure it's compatible with Ultimaker. We recommend https://3dverkstan.se/​
If the material is running out, fill in a request here.​
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