3D Printing

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The Tulane MakerSpace contains Ultimaker 2 and LulzBot TAZ 5 3d printers with heated beds to allow for both ABS and PLA printer filament. ABS filament allows for better finishing effects (such as smoothing), but PLA provides a more rigid part and has has much better adherence to the print bed. There are other advantages and disadvantages to both. Cost is the same (currently ~$18 per kg).

The standard slicing software favored for these printers is Cura, which allows you to arrange and size your model and set options for the printer to follow. The LulzBot version of Cura is recommended, as it contains more features, and works with both the TAZ 5's and the Ultimaker 2: https://www.lulzbot.com/cura

Available 3D Printers

Ultimaker 2
Hexagon Extruder TAZ 5
FlexyDually Extruder TAZ 5

Recommended Print Configurations

Ultimaker 2 Print Configurations
Hexagon Extruder TAZ 5 Print Configurations
FlexyDually Extruder TAZ 5 Print Configurations