Table of Contents

  1. Ultimaker 2+
    1. Introduction
    2. Materials
    3. Specifications
    4. Operation
  2. Form 2
    1. Introduction
    2. Materials
    3. Specifications
    4. Operation

Ultimaker 2+ 3D Printers

Introduction

3 Ultimaker 2+ 3D Printers

 

The Ultimaker2+ is a 3D Printer that uses Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) technology to build models out of successive layers of plastic filament. We have three of these printers available for students, staff, and faculty at Montana State University to use for both academic and personal projects. Below are the materials available and the costs associated with the use of the printers.

UItimaker 2+ Materials

Materials List
Material Pros Cons
PLA

Cheap, easy to print, bioplastic

Brittle, hard to post-process with solvents
ABS Cheap, stronger plastic than PLA, higher heat resistance, good surface finish Harder to print than PLA, higher warpage, poor UV resistance
PETG Similar benefits of ABS, but more flexible Stringing, bed adhesion more difficult than PLA
PA  Very strong, durable, good for functional parts, high temperature resistance  Finicky print behaviors, settings
PC High temperature and chemical resistance, good for functional parts Hard to print, can be brittle
TPU 95A Extremely flexible material Slow to print

 Ultimaker 2+

Materials Pricing*
Material Material Cost Hourly Cost
Polylactic Acid (PLA) $0.03/gram

 

 

$0.50/hour

Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) $0.03/gram
Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol (PETG $0.03/gram
Polycarbonate (PC) $0.04/gram
Polyamide (Nylon)  $0.04/gram
Thermoplastic Polyurethane  $0.04/gram 

 

 

Ultimaker 2+ Specifications 

Ultimaker 2+ Specifications
Specification Value
Technology   Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
Print head   Single extrusion print head with swappable nozzles
Build volume   XYZ: 223 x 223 x 205 mm
Filament diameter      2.85 mm
 Layer resolution   

0.25 mm nozzle: 150 - 60 micron

0.4 mm nozzle: 200 - 20 micron

0.6 mm nozzle: 400 - 20 micron

0.8 mm nozzle: 600 - 20 micron

XYZ resolution    12.5, 12.5, 5 micron
Print head travel speed   30 - 300 mm/s
Build speed   

0.25 mm nozzle: < 8 mm3/s

0.4 mm nozzle: < 16 mm3/s

0.6 mm nozzle: < 23 mm3/s

0.8 mm nozzle: < 24 mm3/s

Build plate    Heated glass build plate
 Build plate temperature  20 - 100 °C
 Build plate leveling Assisted leveling 
Nozzle temperature   180 - 260 °C

Operation

 In order to print on the Ultimakers, we ask that users come into the Makerspace with their file(s) on a flash drive in an STL format, which can be exported from all major 3D modeling software packages. We will then look over your design with you and help you figure out the most effective way to print it, or if printing is even the best method to create your design. 

 

 

 

Formlabs Form 2 

 

Introduction

Form 2 Printer

Our newest printer is the Form 2 SLA Printer from Formlabs. This printer uses a UV laser and photosensitive resin to selectively harden the resin in layers to create a model.

 Form 2 Materials

Materials Pricing List*
Material Material Cost Hourly Cost
Clear Resin $0.22/ml

$1.00/Hour

Black Resin $0.22/ml
Tough Resin $0.26/ml
High Temp Resin $0.30/ml
Grey Pro Resin $0.26/ml
Castable Resin $0.45/ml

Note: This pricing is for personal, non-research use only. For other pricing, please contact us.

Form 2 Specifications

Form 2 Specifications
Specification Value
Technology Stereolithography (SLA)
Build Volume 145 x 145 x 175 mm
Layer Thickness (Axis Resolution)

25, 50, 100 microns

0.001, 0.002, 0.004 inches

Laser Spot Size (FWHM)

140 microns

0.0055 inches

Operation

In order to print on the Form 2, we ask that users come into the Makerspace with their file(s) on a flash drive in an STL format, which can be exported from all major 3D modeling software packages. We will then look over your design with you and help you figure out the most effective way to print it, or if printing is even the best method to create your design.