First prints... and beyond

You just unpacked your Ultimaker 3D printer. Now what? Start by reading Ultimaker Schooling–3D Printing, then go print something.  If you need inspiration, look at the list below and select a few, or all of these models, download them, slice in Cura, and print. Working with these and other models will give you a good sense for what your 3D printer can do and what you can design:


FirstPrint1


Fish Fossilz by muzz64
Fish Fossilz are an amazing one piece print that wriggles, twists and bends in all directions. It's an easy print that only uses about 13g of filament (with recommended settings). Fish Fossilz have proven to be hugely popular so, as some people have been using them as a Key Fob (with the key ring through the eye) an additional "Fob" type has been added.


Design: Flexibility

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation: Fast Print, skirt

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License: Creative Commons - Attribution - Non-Commercial - No Derivatives license.

FirstPrint2


Venus Box by Prot0typ1cal
Original design as a challenge to develop a unique opening box. When done, resembled one of Bender's eyes. A co-worker said it looked like a Venus Fly trap, so named it "Venus Box". A cam actuates 4 doors by rotating the spherical cover (or base). Remains securely open or closed.


Design: Engineering

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation: 0.2mm layer height, 0.4mm line width, 0.8mm wall thickness, 10% infill, skirt

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License: Creative Commons - Attribution license.

Tops


Spinning Tops Orbital Series
Spinning Tops Orbital Series, product puts the weight of each top on its border so the centrifugal force is used to spin it easier and also lasting longer.


A simple print

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation: Fast Print, skirt

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License: Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial Share Alike

FirstPrint4


Little Printed Cars: 2CV tribute
The Citroen 2CV was a wonderful example of a radical but honest approach to car design - as it's rarely seen anymore, if ever. This 3d-printable design is not an attempt to recreate that car; it's simply my interpretation of design elements shown in various versions of it, notably, the 1939 prototype shown in one of the images above.


Print in place: moving wheels

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation: 50% scale, 0.15mm layer height, .35 line width, 0.7mm wall thickness, 10% infill,skirt

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License: Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial No Derivatives

FirstPrint5


Hinged Triangle-Square by mathgrrl
This object prints in one piece without raft or support, fully assembled, hinges and all! The resulting model will hinge from a square to a triangle and back again. The model is based on Dudeney's famous hinged dissection known as the "Haberdasher's Puzzle". For more information, see MakerHome, Day 188.


Print in place: hinges | Math: Dudeney's hinged dissection or "Haberdasher's Puzzle"

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation: 0.2mm layer height, 0.4mm line width, 0.8mm wall thickness, 10% infill,skirt

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License: Creative Commons - Attribution - Non-Commercial - Share Alike license.

FirstPrint6


NSphere by neoarchaic
n-Sphere Tiles Designed as an educational toy for my son, the n-Sphere toy is a little puzzle box with no wrong answers. The sphere can be assembled any combination of 6 tiles, oriented in any rotation, and will always yield a continuous topology of ridges and grooves along the outer surface.


Design: connecting parts

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation: 0.15mm layer height, 0.35mm line width, 0.7mm wall thickness, 10% infill, skirt

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License: Creative Commons - Attribution license.

FirstPrint7


Rolling Knot by kitwallace
I came across mathgrrl and was intrigued by the rolling knot makerhome.blogspot.co.uk. I wondered if I could define it with Openscad. The challenge is to create a tube which is smooth enough and will fully render in an acceptable time. I tried a tube of simple cylinders oriented along the path but this proved desparately slow and rough.


PVA | Math:knots

Ultimaker 3 recommendation: 0.15mm layer height, 0.35mm line width, 0.7mm wall thickness, 10% infill,skirt, support

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FirstPrint8


Nautilus Gears With Modified Bar by J_Hodgie
I love the Nautilus Gears(thing:27233) but I had trouble printing the bar. To fix this I redrew the connecting bar so it should be easier to print the taller parts. As well, I made the 2 connecting bars needed the same. I also uploaded the original nautilus gear file for completeness.


Design: connecting parts | gears

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation: 0.15mm layer height, 0.35mm line width, 0.7mm wall thickness, 10% infill, skirt

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License:GNU - GPL license.

cp_chirping_bird


The Chirping Bird Whistle by  AdamStag
 This simple bird whistle was designed for the #MakeItLoud challenge. It produces a consistent high pitched sound when dry, but with some assistance (water) you can make unique chirping melodies. When you get tired of whistling it also doubles as a nice desktop ornament and conversation starter. I included a "how it works" section so you can impress your friends.
Design: sound
Ultimaker 2+ recommendation: 0.15mm layer height, 0.35mm line width, 0.7mm wall thickness, 10% infill, skirt
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License: Creative Commons - Attribution - Non-Commercial license.

FirstPrint13


Phenakistoscope by johann517
History and Today: The phenakistoscope (also spelled phenakistiscope or phenakitiscope) was an early animation device that used the Persistence of vision principle to create an illusion of motion. The Phenakistoscope is regarded as one of the first forms of moving media entertainment that paved the way for the future motion picture and film industry.


Design

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation: 0.15mm layer height, 0.35mm line width, 0.7mm wall thickness, 10%  infill, skirt

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License: Creative Commons - Attribution license.

FirstPrint14

Three 1:24 Windsor Chairs by PrettySmallThings

Three variations on the Windsor chair in 1:24 scale: low back, fan back and sack back. There are designed to be built without support. Delicate but surprisingly sturdy. Shown with a dime for scale.


Design: overhangs

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation: 0.2mm layer height, 0.4mm line width, 0.8mm line width, 10% infill , brim

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License: Creative Commons- Attribution license.

FirstPrint15


cross tweezer by joo
Simple cross tweezers. Useful for soldering delicate parts, holding wires etc. tough-version can be used when more force is required, normal version (less spring force) when handling delicate objects. print (no support/raft needed) assemble as seen in the photo profit for good alignment it could be useful to drop a bit of glue on the clamp-part.


Design: useful tool

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation: Fast Print, skirt

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License: Creative Commons - Attribution license.

Banana Slicer

Improved Banana Slicer by custom3dstuff

I was so frustrated this morning when preparing my cereal. I could not slice my left handed banana with my right handed Hutzler 571 Banana Slicer.

With the magic of 3d printing, now we won't have to suffer from having mismatched slicers and bananas anymore.

For more information see Hacking the Hutzler.


Design: useful tool | Materials: XT or CPE

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation:0.2mm layer height, 0.4mm line width, 0.8mm wall thickness, 2 shells, 35% infill, skirt

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License: Creative Commons- Attribution license.

FirstPrint17


Make: 2016 3D Printer Shootout Models
Each year, Make magazine puts the latest crop of 3D printers through a rigorous set of tests to help determine how they stack up against each other. 2015 marks our fourth year of testing and we have continued to refine the models we use to judge the machines.


Demonstrates what your printer can produce

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation: See instructions

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FirstPrint19


Platform Jack [Fully Assembled, No Supports] by Intentional3D
This functional platform jack prints fully assembled without supports. UPDATE [7/21/2015]: We have uploaded an updated platform jack with stronger scissor arms, improved axles to stop the arms from separating, and a larger gap between the screw and crossbeam to fix the fusing issue.


Print in place |Design: linkages | No support

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation: 0.2mm layer height, 0.4mm line width, .8mm wall thickness, 15% infill, skirt

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License: Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.

FirstPrint20


PLA Heart Gears by whpthomas
Many of us have been frustrated to discover that the pins for emmett's Screwless Heart Gears are not PLA compatible. They are too stiff, and in my experience, attempting to force them in can crack the pins and damage the piece itself. So I set about trying to design some alternative pins for PLA.


Design: connecting parts

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation:0.2mm layer height, 0.4mm line width, 0.8mm wall thickness, 3 shells, 15% infill, skirt

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License: Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.

FirstPrint21


leFabShop's Stretchlet by LeFabShop
Just another flexible bracelet to print in a few minutes. We love Emmet's, but we wanted our own


Design: flexibility

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation: 0.15mm layer height, 0.35mm line width, 0.7mm wall thickness, 1 wall line count, 0% infill, skirt

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License: Creative Commons - Attribution - Non-Commercial license.

FirstPrint21


Egg Separator by mussy
Simple Egg Separator that attaches to the side of your bowl.


Tools: Kitchen

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation: 0.15mm layer height, 0.35mm line width, 0.7mm wall thickness, 3 wall line count, 25% infill, skirt

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License: Creative Commons - Attribution - Non-Commercial license.

Folding Cube


Folding Cube by Emmett
This is a fun little toy that folds around and around itself. It's inspired by those paper marketing cubes that you might have seen around. This one snaps together, though the assembly is a bit of a puzzle of its own.


Design: hinges

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation: 0.2mm layer height, 0.4mm line width, 0.8mm wall thickness, 10% infill, skirt

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License:- Attribution - Share Alike license.

FirstPrint18


Carabiner by walter
The spring design requires the filament to be somewhat flexible and elastic. Design files are linked below for anyone who wants to adjust the spring thickness / tolerances. PolyMax isn't quite elastic enough for this spring, but Colorfabb PLA/PHA (which is more flexible than normal PLA) seems to work well.


Design: flexibility | Materials: Colorfabb PLA/PHA

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation: 0.15mm layer height, 0.35 line width, 0.7mm wall thickness, 10% infill, skirt

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License:- Attribution - Non-Commercial license.

Week 35


Weekly Cup 35...by joris
Weekly Cup 35...! This year (2013) I upload a new cup every week.
Printing fast  
Ultimaker 2+ recommendation: 0.15mm line height, 0.35 line width, 0.35mm wall thickness, 1 Wall Line Count, 0% infill, 0 Top Layers, Spiralize,  skirt
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License:- Attribution - Non-Commercial license.

torque_driver



Torque Driver

by Anders Olsson

This printable torque driver prevents you from over-tightening the nozzle on the Olsson block for the Ultimaker 2


Tool

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation:0.15mm layer height, 0.35mm line width, 99% infill, skirt
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License:  Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial Share Alike

nozzle mag



Nozzle mag

by IRobertI

A little holder for nozzles, in this case nozzles for the Olsson block, that you mount on your printer.


Gadget

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation:0.15mm layer height, 0.35mm line width, 20% infill, skirt
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License: Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike

lego



Lego Train tracks

by Daniel Norée

Curved and straight Lego train tracks.


Toys

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation: Fast Print, skirt
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License:  Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike

taco



Taco Shell Holder X3

by Daniel Norée

Stack up on Tacos!


Gadget

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation:0.2mm layer height, 0.35mm line width,  15% infill, skirt
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License:  Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike

noree_lantern



3DVerkstan custom Lantern

by Daniel Norée

Light up the night with this 3D printed lantern.


Design: Home

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation: 0.2mm layer height, 0.35mm line width, 15% infill, skirt
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License:  Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike

cable



Lightning cable holder

by Gabor Penoff

A small piece of plastic which helps wrapping up the stock Apple Lightning cable as it was in the packaging.


Gadget

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation:0.2mm layer height, 0.35mm line width, 20% infill, skirt
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License:  Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike

dishwasher



Wine glass holder for dishwashers

by Gabor Penoff

This small tool solves a hateful problem: it can attach the long wineglass to the dishwasher's plate fixing rods.


Design: Home

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation: Do not use PLA. 0.2mm layer height, 0.35mm line width, 20% infill, skirt
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License:  Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike

balloons



Balloon Powered Single Cylinder Air Engine Open Chassis

by Greg Zumwalt

Balloon Powered Single Cylinder Air Engine Open Chassis is an open chassis version of Balloon Powered Single Cylinder Air Engine Toy Train. Having the same drive train as, and weighing less than, the train version, this vehicle has traveled over 70 feet on smooth surfaces, and over 55 feet outdoors on concrete into a slight headwind, all on balloon power.


STEM

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation: .1mm vertical resolution and 100% infill for "Cylinder.stl", "Rod Balloon.stl", "Rod Balloon Coupler", "Rod Balloon Hook", "Journal Crankshaft 4mm 1.stl", "Journal Crankshaft 4mm 2.stl", "Journal Crankshaft 10mm 1.stl", "Journal Crankshaft 10mm 2.stl", "Gear Journal Crankshaft 4mm 2.stl" and "Bushing Journal Crankshaft 10mm 1.stl", 20% infill for the remaining parts, and no supports.
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License: Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial Share Alike

Clamp



Quick Clamp

by LOBOCNC

This 110mm light-duty clamp uses a quick-adjusting rack & pinion to open and close the clamp, and a spring-release ratchet to hold the clamp shut. It prints with minimal supports and requires no additional fasteners.


Tool

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation:0.2mm layer height, 0.35mm line width, 30% triangular infill, skirt
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bizCardCase



Stiletto Business Card Case

by LOBOCNC

Sometimes business is a knife-fight. This spring-loaded business card case deals your card in a flash while the other guy is still fumbling with his wallet. Push your card out nice and easy, or snap it out with panache. Either way, you'll close the deal.
Holds about 20 business cards. (Standard American 3.5" x 2")


Gadget

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation:0.15mm layer height, 0.35mm line width, 20% infill, skirt
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business card case



Business Card Cases

by Ysoft be3D

A case for business cards.


Gadget

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation: Fast Print, skirt
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License: Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial Share Alike

Glider



Business Card Glider

by LOBOCNC

The glider includes a handy rubber-band launcher (for high speed acrobatics). Both pieces print together standing on end, but with little bridges between them so that they help support each other while printing. Just snip them apart after printing.


Toy

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation:  0.2mm layer height, 0.35mm line width, 50-70% infill, brim
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Fish Clip



Children's Clip Peg (fish)

by Primozz

Children's clip peg (fish) in the form of fish for your child which helps develop their motor skills. If you need more holding power you can easy add springs to enhance it.


Gadget

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation:0.15mm layer height, 0.35mm line width, 20% infill, skirt
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ClipPeg



Clip Peg - General purpose

by thomasforsyth

General purpose self sprung spring clip. For use with anything e.g. packaging, clothes, fabric, paper, kitchen, washing, peg, money, notes, dollar, packet, photograph, note, photo, picture, bag, bags, binliner, bin.


Gadget

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation:  0.2mm layer height, 0.35mm line width, 20% infill,  skirt
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License: Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial Share Alike

Shopping Bag Handle



Shopping Bag Handle

by walter

Handle for carrying one or more shopping bags. The slim version is slightly narrower for smaller hands and the wide slot version is designed for bags with slightly thicker handles. You may want to adjust the scale before printing..


Tool

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation:0.2mm layer height, 0.35mm line width, 20%  infill,  skirt
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planter



Campbell Planter

by Agustin Flowalistik

Every day we generate tons of waste, we throw away things that can be really useful in the right context. Starting from that point, Agustin Flowalistik has tried to combine the potential of 3D printing with one of the most common types of waste: food and beverage cans. The result of this idea is available for everyone, the Campbell Planter.


Design: Home

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation: 0.2mm layer height, 0.35mm line width, 20% infill, skirt
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License:  Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial Share Alike

Mixee Wallet



Mixee Wallet

by Nancy

This is a beautiful, geometric wallet with 3D printed "fabric" that folds at the hinges. All these little hinges are printed in place so minimal assembly is required.


Fashion

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation: 0.2mm layer height, 0.6mm top/bottom (OR 0.4mm bottom and 0.6mm top), 20% infill, skirt
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License: Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial Share Alike

onions



Onion Pots

by 3Domas

Three different sized pots for growing onions


Design: Home

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation: 0.15mm layer height, 0.35 line width, 15% infill, skirt
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spirograph



Spirograph

by 3Domas

This is a fun toy for drawing geometric figures.


Toy

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation: 0.15mm layer height, 0.35mm line width, 15% infill, skirt
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juicer



Screw on bottle citrus juicer v2

by tammo66

Want some freshly squeezed orange juice or do you want some lime in your favorite soda drink?
Use this citrus juicer to make your drink!
You can screw this juicer on top of almost any bottle and when you squeeze your orange the juice flows right into the bottle.


Gadget

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation:Not PLA. 0.2mm layer height, 0.35mm line width, 20% infill, skirt
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License:   Creative Commons - Attribution - Non-Commercial - No Derivatives

Open Toys



Open Toys

by @Samuel Bernier & @Bertier Luyt for le FabShop 2011-2016

Enjoy transforming daily objects into extraordinary toys for your children !


Toy

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation: 0.15mm layer height, 0.35 line width, 20% infill, skirt
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elephant



Elephant FabShop

by @Samuel Bernier & @Bertier Luyt for le FabShop 2011-2016

Le FabShop created this cute little articulated elephant for their friends in Nante, at IRT Jules Verne (France). Their city is well known for their giant puppets. The most famous one is a huge robotic elephant, the size of a building.


Toy

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation: 0.15mm layer height, 0.35 line width, 15% infill, skirt
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mug



Project RE_ Mug from Bonne Maman jar

by @Samuel Bernier & @Bertier Luyt for le FabShop 2011-2016

This handle is part of Project RE_, an exploration about upcycling in the age of 3D printing. The original idea is from Samuel N. Bernier, our creative director, but we redesigned it for a V2 version.


Design: Home

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation: 0.15mm layer height, 0.35 line width, 20% infill, skirt
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sine Vase



Sine Wave Vase Generator

by Peetersm

Sine waves combine to form beautiful super positions all over these vases. You enter values for the period of each of 5 layers and interesting super positions form between the layers. Enter numbers that have meaning to you and display this vase as a conversation piece.


Design: Home

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation:0.2mm layer height, 0.35mm line width, 0%  infill, Spiralize, 0 Top Layers, skirt
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noree_vase



OpenRC 65T Spur Gear Vase

by Daniel Norée

Vase based on the OpenRC 65T Spur Gear profile.


Design: Home

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation: 0.2mm layer height, 0.35mm line width, Spiralize, 0% infill, 0 Top Layer skirt
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Furry Vase



The Furry Vase

by Daniel Norée

A somewhat unusual flower vase


Design: Home

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation: 0.2mm layer height, 0.35mm line width, Spiralize, 0% infill, 0 Top Layer skirt
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Wave



WAVE 01|02|03|04

by Martin Žampach

Collection of Vases for one flower!


Design: Home

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation:  0.2mm layer height, 0.35mm line width, 0% infill, spiralize, 0 Top Layer, skirt
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License: Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial No Derivatives

boxes



Small Box with Printed-in-place Lid

by Watson

A simple small box with printed-in-pace lid to store small things in.


Design: Home

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation: 0.15mm layer height, 0.35 line width, 20% infill, brim
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stackable



Stackable Box (100mm)

by Neongreen

The model features a stackable box, that is optimized to be printed on FDM machines. It can be set on top of two of the 50mm boxes.


Tool

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation: 0.2mm layer height, 0.35 line width, 20% infill, skirt
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FirstPrint23


bed level on the fly print pattern
Use the STL for the nozzle size you have installed or use the openSCAD file to make your own custom file. I always have these G-code files on my SD cards, anytime I want to check the level of my bed I just print the corresponding file and adjust the screws as needed to get the perfect plastic.


Print help

Ultimaker 2+ recommendation: See instructions

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