FDM Printing

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;

Service Bureau
Files can be submitted via the online submission form and collected once the prints have been completed

Self Service
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.

FDM Printing


Building G 1.17 - 1.18

Training Required
General Access
Level 1
Level 2 (optional) 

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

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

*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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