3D Printing

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Approved LabPrinter Filaments <--- Click here if you need to know which filament to buy for use on FamiLAB printers!


3D Editing Software

- TinkerCad

- SculptGL

- Clara.io

- Blender

- Sculptris

- Fusion360

- Meshmixer

- Rhino

- 3dsMax

- Maya

- Zbrush

3D Slicing Software

- Cura

- Slic3r

- KissSlicer

-Simplify3d We have a lab license and this is the primary software used for our printers. Can be found on the right-hand FabLab printer.

Prepping Model for Slicing

Recommended File Type: OBJ or STL

Avoid 5+ sided faces

No manifold geometry or Lamina faces (faces sharing all edges)

Check scale and orientation! Z-up & Millimeters

Slice Model to Print

There are many model slicing softwares available. Each one gives you gCode but not all give you the same amount of control over your print settings. 3D Printing can be temperamental. From filament varieties, bed adhesion, and environmental changes many factors will effect the quality of your print. The widely preferred slicer at Familab is Simplify3d, which was crowd-funded in February 2016. Here is a quick start guide from Simplify3d!

The DeltaMaker

Our Deltamaker

1) Prep & slice 3D model.

2) Turn on printer switch on back of machine.

3) [Login to Octoprint] on lab network.

   URL: deltamaker.familab.org
   Username: admin
   Password: #$familab#$

4) Upload Gcode to Octoprint with 'upload' button under files menu.

5) [Preheat printhead] under 'Temperature' tab. The Deltamaker does not have a heated bed.

6) [Preview layers] under 'Gcode Viewer' tab and check for any possible issues.

7) Click 'Print' under state menu.

8) Watch the magic happen... or take a nap.

6) Print should pop off after print is complete. If it is extra adhered just pop it off with a flat paint scraper. Be careful not to damage the print bed.








The Ultimaker

Our Ultimaker

1) Prep & slice 3D model.

2) Turn on printer switch on back of machine.

3) [Login to Octoprint] on lab network.

   URL: 192.168.10.62 (May not be accurate, please double check)
   Username: familab
   Password: #$familab#$

4) Upload Gcode to Octoprint with 'upload' button under files menu.

5) [Preheat printhead] under 'Temperature' tab. The Deltamaker does not have a heated bed.

6) [Preview layers] under 'Gcode Viewer' tab and check for any possible issues.

7) Click 'Print' under state menu.

8) Watch the magic happen... or take a nap.

6) Print should pop off after print is complete. If it is extra adhered just pop it off with a flat paint scraper. Be careful not to damage the print bed.







Troubleshooting

Simplify3d has a great print quality trouble shooting guide for all of your failed print confusion!



The old 3D Printing page has been moved to 3D Printing (archived)