Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) or Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) is a method of 3D Printing where thermoplastic filaments are heated and extruded layer by layer to form 3 Dimensional objects.
At dFab FDM printing can be accessed in 2 different ways;
Files can be submitted via the online submission form and collected once the prints have been completed
Once the appropriate training has been completed, staff and current students can access a suite of 3D printers independently.
Complete Level 1 : 3D Printing Training to learn more.
Click the tabs below for more information.
The FDM Printers must be booked whenever the machines are in operation. All bookings for User Operated Equipment must be made using DFab's booing system Skedda
If you are unable to make a booking, this could be due to one of the following reasons...
- You are not a MADA staff member/ student
- You have not signed up to Skedda
- You are not signed in to your Skedda account
- You have not completed the annual General Access Induction Assessment
- You have exceeded the maximum daily / weekly booking quota
- You have not completed the appropriate training
Use the < and > buttons to cycle through to other FDM Printers
Self Service FDM Machines
|Zortrax M200||Ultimaker 2 Extended +|
|Build Volume||200 x 200 x 180 mm||223 x 223 x 305 mm|
|Available Materials||ABS, HIPS* Z-Glass*||PLA|
|Slicing Software||Z-Suite||Ultimaker Cura|
|Storage Device Required||SD Card||U|
Slicing Software & Slicing Guides
Zortrax - M200s & M300s
All prints for the M200s and M300s must be prepared in Zortrax's Slicing Software Z-Suite. Always use the latest version of Z-Suite (excluding beta versions) to ensure compatibility between the software & firmware
The below guide will take you through the interface & preparing a file to print in Zortrax's slicing software.
The below link will take you to Cura's Manual, follow through the 'Get Started' section