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Here you will find information concerning our Ultimaker 3D printer, and projects we're making with.
The Ultimaker is a large build volume (210x210x220mm), open source 3D printer that is reliable, fast and affordable.
Further information can be found here: http://www.ultimaker.com
Howto: change a filament spool
Changing a spool on the Ultimaker can be tricky if you're not familiar with their material feed mechanism.
First thing to know: the extruder head has to be hot to be able to remove the material.
Lift up the black injection molded part by pushing the lever mechanism:
Then put down the lever mechanism and change the filament:
Howto: change kapton tape without bubbles
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Source : reprap.org
Filament spool holder
The Ultimaker comes with a filament holder, but we've bought new spools that don't fit in. Thus we've made a custom spool holder, using skateboard ball bearings (cheap and strong):
The Ultimaker comes with a fan holder, but sometimes it unfolds by itself and destroys the print. Thus we printed a Fan duct by Maurits and replaced the original part: