FDM Printing

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'

Online Only 3D Printing Assessment

FDM Printing


Building G 1.17 - 1.18

Training Required
General Access
3D Printing Training

Job Submission

Submit A 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...

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

*upon request

Modelling Guidelines

Coming Soon.

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

Download Z-Suite

The below guide will take you through the interface & preparing a file to print in Zortrax's slicing software.

Zortrax | Z-Suite Manual

Ultimaker Cura

All prints for the Ultimaker 2 Extended + & Ultimaker 3 Extended must be prepared in Ultimaker's Slicing Software Cura. Always use the latest version of Cura (excluding beta versions) to ensure compatibility between the software & firmware.

Download Cura

The below link will take you to Cura's Manual, follow through the 'Get Started' section

Ultimaker Cura Manual

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