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FDM150: Intermediate Ultimaker 3D Printers
Desktop 3D Printing Series
3D printing has taken the hobbyist and entrepreneurial communities by storm. It’s cheap, versatile, and capable of almost anything that you could throw at it. Businesses, schools, and households use 3D printers for a wide variety of things, like prototyping, hobby printing, and educational projects. 3D printers aren’t going anywhere, so it’s important to know how to use them effectively.
Among desktop 3D printers, Ultimakers are some of the most formidable -- boasting a dual extrusion system capable of printing in several colors or materials simultaneously. These printers are solid, printed parts are exceptional, and their performance and reliability are unmatched. During the COVID-19 crisis, we ran all eight of our Ultimakers day and night for 6 months straight, and they proved themselves to be extraordinary workhorses, easily securing them the top spot as our favorite desktop FDM machines.
For those makers who wish to dive right in and get spoiled by machines that simply cannot break down, FDM150 is the way to go.
Select a location to enroll in a workshop, resume a quiz, or reserve equipment in your local instance of the MAP.
In this course, you'll learn:
How 3D printing works
Direct drive vs. Bowden-drive extruders
Common Ultimaker 3D printer anatomy and detailed extruder anatomy and the pros and cons of cartesian 3D printers.
Core safety requirements for operating FDM printers.
Handling and storing FDM 3D printer materials.
Tips and tricks for operating Ultimaker printers, including what to do before, during, and after your project.
How to use the common slicer software, such as Cura, to prepare a model for printing.
Most common settings to consider, including support, infill, and build plate adhesion.
Best practices for getting started and monitoring your 3D print.