I just got the Ultimaker 3 Extended set up a week before the holidays but I completed two prints before the break.
The first print I did was a standard 3D printing benchmark, #3DBenchy. It came out really well, much better than the one I’d made earlier with the Makerbot. Here’s the Ultimaker 3 print (white) next to the Makerbot print (red), both in PLA:
The Ultimaker print looks better in many ways although the comparison is a bit unfair given that white is pretty forgiving while glossy red isn’t. Continue reading “First prints with Ultimaker”
This report by the New Media Consortium highlights maker spaces as a Technology to Watch with a widespread adoption time of two to three years. The report doesn’t go into great detail about how the maker spaces would play out, especially in a liberal arts college environment, but still stands as an additional support for more hands-on creative spaces in college and the value it brings to students and graduates.
I’m not sure we can truly call ourselves a Fab Lab or Maker Space yet but with an awesome laser cutter along with a networked Solidworks license we’re well on our way.