Category Archives: tips and tricks

Cura: no top and empty prints!

After quite a long time I had to print out something with Cura, and all my prints turned out horribly: thin walls, no top, no infill. I just couldn’t remember what I printed the last time with that software and … Continue reading

Posted in failure :(, tips and tricks, ultimaker | Leave a comment

Garolite?

Carlo is very fond of printing with nylon, and recently we have also used many types of lawnmower nylon thread with great results. The problem with nylon is it doesn’t stick to the plate easily. Someone uses a sheet of … Continue reading

Posted in tips and tricks | Leave a comment

How to generate printable 3D geographical maps

When I first met Gregor Lütolf at the 3d workshop in Triest I started pestering him to explain me how he generated his detailed 3d maps that he then printed on his Ultimaker. For various reason I have worked with cartographers … Continue reading

Posted in general, success!, tips and tricks | Leave a comment

No blue tape? Use pale yellow tape!!

After a couple of months using ABS we decided to try out PLA, but got stuck just before hitting “start building” because we had no blue tape with which to cover the kapton bed! So blue tape is produced by … Continue reading

Posted in tips and tricks | Leave a comment