Published: January 08, 2015, Edited by: Mads Hobye

3D Printing

At FabLab RUC we have 12 3D printers. We mainly use ABS filament as a material for printing. It is possible to print with other materials, but you need to ask us before changing filament.

Note that printing medium to large objects can take 3-6 hours.

3D Printers

3 x UpMini 120 x 120 x 120 mm
4 x UpBox 255 mm width, 205 mm depth, 205 mm height
2 x LulzBot TAZ 280 mm x 280 mm x 250 mm
3 x UpWow 120x120x120mm
1 x SLA Form 1 145×145×175 mm

3D software

There are several programs that can be used to draw 3D objects. We recommend Fusion 360 (students and educators can get a free license) or Tinkercad (free online software).

Fusion is a more advanced tool with lots of functionalities while Tinkercad is a bit easier to use and good to create simple designs.

To get started with Fusion we recommend the following introduction videos:

To get started with Tinkercad watch eventually these introduction videos:

When you have finished your design save it as a .stl file.

Due to we have the printers connected to one computer you need to save your .stl file in a usb-stick and open it on the computer the printers are connected to.

Printing software

Here are guides to the software used to send designs UP printers and LuzBots.
You can get familiar with the printing softwares by watching the following videos.

Up: UpStudio
LuzBot: Cura
Form 2: Preform