Posts Tagged ‘Ultimaker 2 GO’

Mijail Pikmann and Pablo Goldin

3d printers are a tool that allow to create objects with millimeter precision that can be used as tools or finished products. The only required element to use them is a 3d model that can be create in numerous softwares and must be saved as a “stl.”

For this exercise we designed some simple moduar geometries that can be interlocked in order to understand the possibilities of the machine and have some elements to make abstract models.

Rhino model

In order to use the 3d model it is necessary to transform the solids into meshes.

Mesh creation

And save it as a stl. file

Every 3d printer machine has a different software to transform the stl. file into a gcode that can processed by the machine and also uses different materials that allow specific physical achievements therefore it is recommended to choose the machine before even designing.

In a class with Nadia Kutyreva a 3d printing professional she provided us some material to help us to make the proper choose of the material and the machines according to our design. We provide the contact in case our readers want to explore more on this technique and two diagrams she gave us. instagram

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Knowledge base from
Design rules:
FDM and Supports:
Design to print without supports:
Printing process Trouble shooting:
Cleaning the model:

In the laboratory, the machine we chose to use is the Ultimaker 2 Go

The software the machine uses is cura It can be downloaded from the company website

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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