3D printing with Ultimaker 3D printing machines

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Technical lecture
28 February 2017 18:30 - 21:00
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Ultimaker and the development of fused filament fabrication 3D printing

Fused filament fabrication (FFF) is a 3D printing process that uses a continuous filament of a thermoplastic material fed from a coil through a moving, heated printer extruder head. Molten material is extruded from the print head's nozzle and deposited to build up the workpiece in layers.

Daniel Abram, Technical Support Manager, 3DGBIRE (3dgbire.com), the UK partner for Ultimaker 3D printing machines (ultimaker.com) will give a brief history of fused filament fabrication 3D printing, and how open source licensing helped to develop 3D printers as rapid prototyping machines. He will talk about the origins of Ultimaker and their machines, the development of 3D printing beyond prototypes, and the current and future applications of FFF 3D printing.

Daniel will demonstrate Ultimaker 3D printing machines and show samples of the parts that can be made.

Ultimaker 3D prinitng machines

Date: Tuesday 28 February 2017

Time: Refreshments from 18:30. Lecture at 19:00. Ends around 20:30

Venue: Institute for Manufacturing, Cambridge University, Alan Reece Building, 17 Charles Babbage Road, Cambridge CB3 0FS (directions).

Free to attend. All welcome. Please book to assist us with logistics.

This talk is open to the public and is suitable for students and engineers. You are encouraged to pass on this invitation and bring with you colleagues, friends and family who are interested in engineering and manufacturing.

A poster to advertise this event can be downloaded here.

This event is organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Cambridgeshire area.


Daniel Abram, Technical Support Manager, 3DGBIRE, the UK partner for Ultimaker 3D printing machines.


Institute for Manufacturing, West Cambridge Site
Alan Reece Building
17 Charles Babbage Road
United Kingdom

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