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

5x Prusa i3 MK3S+ - 250 x 210 x 210 mm
2x Creality CR-30 - 200 x 170 x ∞ mm
2x Tiertime UP mini 2 - 120 x 120 x 120 mm
1x Prusa sl1 - 120 x 68 x 150 mm
2x Artillery Sidewinder X1 - 300 x 300 x 400 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

Prusa: PrusaSlicer
Other printers: Ultimaker Cura