Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts
avogra

Hi there :)

Recommended Posts

After many months of lurking and reading I now have a brand new UM2 along with some rolls of Colorfabb filament. I'm still in this early stage of excitement when you get a new toy ;-) Up to now I printed most models which were shipped with the sdcard, a 3dscan of a gardenturtle and more useless stuff, mainly to impress myself and others :-p First own design was a simple bracket to mount a cheap multiple-socket-outlet under my desk with screws. Worked out well.

One impression is, that the cooling might be better, as many have discovered before me. The next step will be an adaption of the crossflow approach by @foehnsturm. I hope to find a way to mount this inside the UM2 without having to cut the sides. Instead of the crossflow fan I want to use a PC-slot radial fan which should fit between build plate and the right side. I will write in the crossflow thread as soon as I have some results.

My main motivation to buy the UM2 was realizing technical designs, which I couldn't build up to now. Top project will be a spectral photometer to analyze the composition of different light sources. I have everything ready except for the fixture of the optical elements and the mechanics to scan through the wavelengths / colors.

I see that it takes quite some time to get used to this business, no matter how much you read beforehand. Ideas like building the magnetic toolchanger are far out of reach now that the box sits on my desk. And I will give myself some time before I start the spectrometer. Anyway I'm looking forward to it !

IMG_20151004_231222.thumb.jpg.9ecadb0c7efde5ce7e98eb8310d9419e.jpg

IMG_20151004_231222.thumb.jpg.9ecadb0c7efde5ce7e98eb8310d9419e.jpg

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome to the Forum.

It is fun indeed. Its great to see you joining the Ultimaker community and sharing some upcoming ideas and will be good to see some of your future projects.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Our picks

    • Taking Advantage of DfAM
      This is a statement that’s often made about AM/3DP. I'll focus on the way DfAM can take advantage of some of the unique capabilities that AM and 3DP have to offer. I personally think that the use of AM/3DP for light-weighting is one of it’s most exciting possibilities and one that could play a key part in the sustainability of design and manufacturing in the future.
        • Like
      • 3 replies
×

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!