User Operated FDM
Submitting a job for FDM 3D Printing.
Under normal circumstance, all User Operated DFab equipment requires the completion of an online assessment and practical demonstration to ensure users can confidently and safely operate equipment.
For now, you are required to complete the Online Only 3D Printing Assessment. This will take you through a basic guide on modelling for 3D printing and file preparation (slicing). Once complete you may submit 3D Printing jobs
If you have previously completed 3D Printing training, go directly to 'Submit Job'
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
|Zortrax M200||Zortrax M300||Ultimaker 2 Extended +||Ultimaker 3 Extended|
|Build Volume||200 x 200 x 180 mm||300 x 300 x 300 mm||223 x 223 x 305 mm||215 x 215 300 mm|
|Available Materials||ABS, HIPS* Z-Glass*||HIPS, Z-Glass*||PLA||PLA|
|Slicing Software||Z-Suite||Z-Suite||Ultimaker Cura||Ultimaker Cura|
|Storage Device Required||SD Card||SD Card||USB||SD Card|
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