Posts Tagged ‘CURA’

Class : Technology / 3D Printing

Software : Rhinoceros, Microsoft 3D Builder, CURA

Equipment : Ultimaker 2 GO

Materials : PLA (1.75 mm)


Challenges  : 

  • Operating and settings of 3D Printer
  • Setting up the printing parameters in CURA


Approach :

We were introduced to 3D printing using the various 3D Printing devices available in our LAB and I decided to work with the Ultimaker 2 GO as it seems precise and less complicated.

Ultimaker 2 GO requires the software named “CURA” in which the 3D file (.stl in my case) is processed for loading into the machine using a standard MicroSD card.


Working Process :

I wanted to learn how to operate the Ultimaker 2 GO, so I downloaded a pre-modeled 3D file for an earphone case and made some modifications using Rhinoceros and exported the 3D file in .stl format.

I checked this .stl file for any errors and then loaded it into “CURA”, arranged the parts for printing and then loaded it into the Ultimaker 2 GO.

Below you can see a screenshot of the.gcode file which is ready to be sent for 3D printing


Parts of the model :


Fixing the Parts:

The core has two hollows to act as pivots where the end of the outer shells can clamp onto and then enclose the core.


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