Vanilla - Ultimaker 2+

Here is all the information regarding our Ultimaker 2+, named "Vanilla".

We have kept this printer as close to stock as possible, meaning you can simply use the default printing profiles on Cura.

Key Specifications

Nozzle diameter: 0.4 mm

Recommended filament: PLA

Recommended layer height: 0.2 mm

Build volume: 223x223x205 mm

How to Print on Vanilla

In order to use the society printers, you must be a member of the society and have completed the in-person induction to the society printers given by a member of the society. We look forward to meeting you!

Here is an overview of the steps required to print:

Step 1: Dowload Ultimaker Cura here.

Step 2: When prompted to add a printer, select "Ultimaker 2+" from the non-networked printers drop down menu. Name it what you like, but we suggest "Vanilla".

Step 3: Import your 3D design into the software in the .3mf format. The .stl format is still compatible so can also be used too. However, the .3mf format is so much cooler! (see here for why)

Step 4: Alter your settings to match your specific requirements (strength, printing time, filament usage, resolution of detail, buildplate adhesion).

Step 5: Slice your model and save the generated .gcode file onto an SD card.

Step 6: Insert the SD card into the printer, turn it on (the switch is unfortunately on the rear of the machine), make sure the correct filament is inserted, select your file on the display and finally press print! It is a good idea to hang around while the first layer prints, as this is where most failures occur but otherwise you can let it do its thing!

Further Help

Department Usage Guide (ignore details about costs, our printers are free for society members): Ultimaker 2+ and Ultimaker 2+ Extended Usage Instructions

Official Ultimaker Support Page