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Posted · Question about securing your 3D printer

We recently purchased a Ultimaker for our school and are concerned about theft. Most of our computer equipment is secured via cables to a table or other sturdy furniture. Does anyone have any suggestions for what to do here? We have considered purchasing a cart like the one seen here:

http://shop3duniverse.com/collections/accessories/products/copernicus-3d-printer-cart

Still, it would need to be secured to the cart somehow. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    Posted · Question about securing your 3D printer

    Ultimaker original is easy to secure. Just put a metal cable from the front opening to the side opening.

    As for the UM2, you can use the hole in the front right corner to do the same.

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    Posted · Question about securing your 3D printer

    Good ideas from @nallath.

    And if you haven't already (I mean, this thread was created two months ago), get it in a windowless room off the first floor with a door that has a lock on it. Then go as @nallath said.

    That being said, there are plenty of (good) printers lying around in my school, and they just sit in normal rooms. And no one has stolen anything. Yet.

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    Posted · Question about securing your 3D printer

    What we have recommended previously when customers ask is to get a Kensington "security slot adapter" plate, which is normally used to add locking slots to ultrabooks and tablets.

    Just glue the plate to the Ultimaker and use a standard Kensington wire lock to attach it.

    https://www.kensington.com/en/tr/4483/k64995ww/security-slot-adapter-kit-for-ultrabook

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